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MISAC Volunteer Opportunities: Committees and Task Forces

Monday, April 23, 2018  
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Beyond access to conferences, events, data sharing and networking, MISAC membership also offers IT professionals the option to volunteer on MISAC’s committees and task forces. This National Volunteer Month, April 2018, the association thanks all volunteers for their contributions and encourages members to consider volunteering for a committee and/or task force.

 

“There are lots of things I love about volunteering for MISAC: the relationships with our members and past and present colleagues on the State Board, the professional development and networking, the learning and collaborative problem­ solving and the opportunities to give back to an organization that has given me so much,” said MISAC President Tim Williamsen in his recent President’s Message

 

MISAC’s committees and task forces play an important role in driving the association’s momentum. From conference planning to MuniTech Academy execution, participation in a committee allows members to contribute their experience and skills to help achieve MISAC’s goals and ensure a quality experience for all members.

 

“A leadership role on a MISAC Committee provides a support system, mentorship assistance and guidance to anyone interested in personal and professional development. Most importantly, it positions you and your organization at the forefront of digital innovation, which is truly leading the information and technology field today,” says Hong Sae, MISAC Legislative Committee Chair and CIO for the City of Roseville.

 

As of April 2018, there are six committees and three task forces available for MISAC members to join based on their interests, experience and availability. Committees are intended to provide long-term support for MISAC’s ongoing efforts; task forces are short-term and project-focused.

 

Please see below for more information about MISAC’s committees and task forces. If you are interested in joining, please contact MISAC Executive Director Brad Walker at bradw@misac.org or President Tim Williamsen at twilliamsen@ci.petaluma.ca.us.

 

Committee/Task Force Description Chair  Meetings
Award Committee Establishes criteria and reviews submissions for MISAC’s Excellence in Information Technology Practices Awards.

Mitch Cochran,

City of San Bernardino
Seasonally 
Communications Committee Provides strategic direction for MISAC’s website, listerv, social media content, speakers bureau and publications.  Tim Williamsen,

City of Petaluma;

Tim Ranstrom,

El Dorado Irrigation District
Monthly, fourth Wednesday at 8 a.m. (teleconference)
Conference Committee Develops theme, plans schedule, selects speakers and chooses activities for MISAC’s Annual Conference.

Helen Hall,

City of Fullerton 
Bi-weekly when necessary
Education Committee Develops and executes Munitech Academy offerings, including selecting classes, choosing trainers and managing logistics for online and in-person coursework. Bryon Horn,
City of Fresno
As needed 
Legislative Committee Working with the League of California Cities and the California Special Districts Association, this committee stays informed of information technology-related legislation. Hong Sae,
City of Roseville
Monthly, third Friday at 1 p.m. (teleconference)
Security Committee New to MISAC, this committee focuses on the growing field of information technology security. Robert Lee,
Town of Windsor
As needed 
Mentoring Task Force Works to establish a means of helping newer or less-experienced members and mentoring up-and-coming municipal IT professionals.  Jeff Lewis,

City of Concord

As needed
Policies & Procedures Task Force Works to develop a paper trail for future leaders, with policies that define MISAC’s goals and limits for assets ranging from finances to graphics. Ken Desforges,
City of Diamond Bar
Does not meet regularly; Corresponds virtually
Smart Communities Task Force Works to develop information and to provide a vehicle for collaboration on the topic of smart communities. Bryon Horn,

City of Fresno;

Gaurav Garg,

City of Santa Clara
As needed 

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