The Speaker of the House of Representatives Cameron Sexton has appointed Lawrenceburg Mayor Blake Lay to serve on Emergency Communications Board for Tennessee.

Lawrenceburg Mayor Blake Lay has been appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives Cameron Sexton to serve on the Emergency Communications Board for Tennessee where Lay will represent all city governments across the state immediately, and end June 30th, 2023.

The Tennessee Emergency Communications Board is a self-funded nine-member board located within the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance where the Board operates on local, state and federal levels to facilitate the technical, financial and operational advancement of Tennessee's 911 systems. 

Mayor Lay was appointment to the Emergency Communications Board following Lay inquiring about the funding along with management structure of the E911 system in Lawrence County, and across the state.

This action resulted in multiple state officials, including Speaker Sexton, Senator Joey Hensley and Representative Clay Doggett to recognize long-standing funding inequities with E911 spanning the state.