|Benefits of Membership|
MISAC’s 500 members benefit from collaboration, data sharing, and networking opportunities at both regional and state-wide gatherings. Additional member benefits include access to an active email listserve that allows professionals to tap the expertise of fellow members quickly and useful forms and other electronic resources in the document library of the membership website. Bringing members of California’s local governments together with vendors in a collaborative atmosphere at yearly conferences, MISAC offers educational presentations, technical instruction, and managerial training, as well as direct access to agency decision makers.
“It is literally impossible to put a value on the collective wisdom of hundreds of municipal IT professionals. It is valuable to meet with peers and discuss our common concerns and hear about their initiatives.”
“In today’s world, nothing changes faster than the release and acceptance of new technology, new technology trends and new customer and public demands. IT professionals are constantly strained to have up to date information to offset those trends and demands. MISAC, through its strategic Education pillar, offers programs for conveniently located, lower priced training opportunities.”
“As a municipal IT professional the reality is we rarely spend our whole career in one agency. Relationships created and maintained through MISAC allow for easier transitions between agencies.”
“Being involved on the MISAC Board has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. Development of training programs and collaboration opportunities and affecting the future of municipal IT is a valuable way to provide further value to MISAC member benefits.”
“Best practices awards, in the form of MISAC’s Excellence in Technology Practices, are very popular among members. The Excellence Awards program is conducted yearly. Agency entrants complete over 100 probing, detailed questions on the IT operations of the agencies.”