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Marin Emergency Radio Authority (MERA)

95 Rowland Way
Novato, CA 94949

Phone: 415-878-2690
Fax: 415-878-2660


The purpose of the Authority is to plan, finance, implement, manage, own, and operate a multijurisdictional and countywide public safety, public service, and emergency radio system.


The Authority is governed by the Board of Directors, which exercises all powers and authority. MERA provides a communication delivery system that is interoperable between public agencies in order to efficiently and effectively facilitate emergency communications. Overall management of the Marin Emergency Radio Authority is the function of the Executive Committee comprised of nine voting members from the County of Marin, City of San Rafael, City of Novato, Fire Services, Police Departments, the Ross Valley agencies, Southern Marin cities and towns, the County Sheriff, and special districts.

Marin Emergency Radio Authority JPA Agreement