State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Coordinating Council


Formed in 2007 and reaffirmed by the Department of Homeland Security in the National Infrastructure Protection Plan 2013: Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Coordinating Council (SLTTGCC) serves as a flagship Council leveraging the expertise of these officials to bring the state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments’ perspective into the national critical infrastructure planning process.

The primary functions of the SLTTGCC include:

  • Advancing critical infrastructure issues, approaches, and best practices at the SLTT and regional levels.
  • Sharing information on critical infrastructure issues among and between SLTT colleagues.
  • Submitting policy recommendations to the Federal government on national plans, policies, and programs.

Council Membership

The Council maintains a membership of 25 state, local, tribal, and territorial leaders who have critical infrastructure security and resilience expertise and experience. For information on how to be considered for membership, interested parties should email the SLTTGCC Secretariat at slttgcc@hq.dhs.gov.

The SLTTGCC is led by the Executive Committee, consisting of the Chair, Vice-Chair, and the Chairs of each working group.

  • Chair – Mark Ray, Director of Public Works/City Engineer, City of Crystal, Minnesota
  • Vice Chair – Mark Dubina, Vice President of Security, Tampa Port Authority, Florida

Current Members

  • Erik Avakian, Chief Information Security Officer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Jim Battese, Director, Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Alison Belcher, UASI Program Manager, City of Houston
  • Wayne Bryan, Director of the Virgin Islands Fusion Center, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Brian Clement, Lieutenant, East Greenwich Police Department, Rhode Island
  • Paul Dean, Chief of Police/Assistant Vice President for Student and Academic Services, University of New Hampshire Police Department
  • Mike George, Senior Strategic Planner, Office of Homeland Security, Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Andy Hanks, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Montana Information Security Program
  • Peter Hoffman, Critical Infrastructure Protection Specialist, State of Michigan
  • Mark Hogan, Director, Asset Management Department, City of Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • David King, Emergency Management Coordinator, Campbell County, Wyoming
  • Kellie McGaha, Assistant Director, City of Baton Rouge, Mayor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
  • Arturo Mendez, Security Analyst, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Aaron Miller, Director, Public Safety Communications and Emergency Management, Arlington County, Virginia
  • Shawn Riley, Administrator of School Safety, Hamilton County Educational Service Center
  • Misty Robinson, Senior Public Health Preparedness Planner, Southern Nevada Health District, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Mark Scott, Critical Infrastructure Specialist, DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
  • Shelly Schechter, Director, Division of Community Health and Maternal and Child Health, Department of Health, Nassau County, New York
  • Jeremy Sroka, Critical Infrastructure Protection Program Coordinator, Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, State of Iowa
  • Trevor Timmons, Chief Information Officer, Colorado Department of State
  • Dennis Tomlin, Chief Information Security Officer, Multnomah County, Oregon
  • Brian Wright, Assistant Director, Office of Counterterrorism, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, State of New York
  • Bob Zehentbauer, Regional Disaster Services Supervisor, Emergency Management, Department of Public Safety, State of Ohio

Executive Committee/Working Group Chairs

Cybersecurity Working Group

  • Erik Avakian, Chief Information Security Officer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Internal Stakeholder Working Group

  • Paul Dean, Chief of Police/Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Risk Management, University of New Hampshire

Administrative Working Group

  • Jim Battese, Director of Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, Miami Tribe of Oklahoma

External Stakeholder Working Group

  • Mike George, Senior Strategic Planner, State of Texas

Critical Infrastructure Working Group

  • Peter Hoffman, Critical Infrastructure Protection Specialist, State of Michigan

Council Information

Additional Information

For questions or assistance, please email slttgcc@hq.dhs.gov.

Download a printer-friendly fact sheet on the SLTTGCC.

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