Neighborhood Radio Watch Board
The Neighborhood Radio Watch (NRW) program was kicked off in 2019. The program was initially run by the El Dorado County Amateur Radio Club (EDCARC) before management was transitioned to the Community Emergency Radio Association (CERA) as the parent funding organization in 2022.
The NRW Board was formed to meet the fast growth of the NRW program to help define program goals, protocols, best practices, and deliver community training sessions on a wide range of topics.
The all-volunteer NRW Board consists of a diverse representation of multi-talented individuals that include members with leadership backgrounds in fire and law enforcement, first response, business, technology, and community service.
The NRW Board meets every month via video conference and in-person at least once every 3 months. Members of the community will be invited to observe and listen in on in-person meetings when in-person meetings are announced.
CERA would like to thank the founding members of the first unofficial NRW Board which included Bob Hess, Alan Thompson, Sara Schwartz Kendall, Deborah Kruse, Linda Kirkbride, Bill Deitchman, Patti Boyer, Margrit Petrofsky, Joe Petrofsky, Colton Meyer, Cliff Ohmstead, Todd Crawford, and Chris Taylor.
|Name||Position||Primary NRW Group||GMRS Call Sign||HAM Call Sign|
|Bob Hess||President, CERA and NRW||Coloma-Lotus||WRDC908||W1RH|
|Gary Boal||Vice President||Pollock Pines-Camino||WRJS336||W6GLB|
|Tony Miller||Secretary, CERA and NRW||Placerville||WQFP609||W6QA|
|Doris Wong||Digital Communications Director, CERA and NRW||Coloma-Lotus||WREN371||K0BEE|
|Heather Campbell||Director||Pollock Pines-Camino||WRNQ399|
|Irene Lile||Director and NRW Ambassador||Placerville||WRJM213||WB6RAF|
|Jeff Jones||Director of Radio Acquisitions and Distribution||Pollock Pines-Camino||KAE9857||N6MFJ|
|JR Harmon||Director and NRW Ambassador||Pollock Pines-Camino||WRHT628||K6LBP|
|Linda Kirkbride||Director of Education and Training||Coloma-Lotus||WRFG241|
|Mike Sumersille||Director, also Emergency Coordinator for EDCARC ARES||Pollock Pines-Camino||WRJS359||N7MSS|
|Colton Meyer||Cosumnes River NRW Representative||Cosumnes-River||WRDD814||WD6CWM|
|Ken Rogers||Oak Hill NRW Representative||Oak Hill||WRKY990||KG6NDC|