During the April 21, 2021 meeting of the Board of Commissioners to the Natchitoches Parish Communications District, Mr. Jack McCain was presented with a glass sculpture recognizing his service to the 9-1-1 Commission. Mr. McCain has served the citizens of Natchitoches Parish for over 30 years. McCain was first appointed to the Board of Commissioners in 1988 by Mayor Joe Sampite to represent him on the 9-1-1 Commission. Following that first appointment, Mr. McCain was re-appointed by Mayor Wayne McCollough and Mayor Lee Posey to represent them as well.
During his service on the 9-1-1 Commission, Natchitoches Parish has seen many improvements to its 9-1-1 system. McCain has served on the Budget/Finance Committee for several years and was key to supporting a private study of the 9-1-1 system in 2009, which has been the catalyst for many of the Communications District’s improvements. Some of these include: implementation of a parish-wide Emergency Warning Siren system, Phase II location accuracy for cellular telephones, replacement of two 9-1-1- call processing systems, purchase and installation of a voice logging system serving both the Police and Sheriff dispatch operations. Perhaps the most notable accomplishment was the completion of the 4.4-million-dollar, debt free, Emergency Communications Center, which opened almost two years ago. Commission Chairman John Wynn thanked McCain for his service to Natchitoches 9-1-1 saying that he will be greatly missed on the Commission.
Mayor Ronnie Williams Jr., recently replaced Mr. McCain, as his representative on the Communications Commission, with Mr. Calvin Braxton.