Mark Buchholz is the Executive Director of the Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (WCCCA) in Beaverton, Oregon, which provides 911 service and public safety communications for 12 cities in Washington County, as well as three cities in neighboring counties. Mr. Buchholz is also Chair of the Joint SAFECOM/NCSWIC NG911 Working Group and serves on the Oregon State Interoperability Executive Council’s Broadband Committee. Mr. Buchholz is also a member of Oregon’s 911 Advisory Committee, formed to guide planning and administration of PSAPs and issues impacting the emergency communications system.
On January 22, 2021, Mr. Buchholz was recognized by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials – International (APCO) for a lifetime achievement award. This is the highest award, created to recognize a distinguished member who has demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of emergency communications in Oregon.
Mr. Buchholz previously served at the Willamette Valley Communications Center in Salem, Oregon, providing 911 dispatch services to agencies in Lincoln, Marion, and Polk counties.