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The Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC) is an organization where public agency information technology professionals share knowledge and best practices that can help advance municipal technology across California.

 

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MISAC Members benefit from:

  1. MUNITECH ACADEMY – MISAC’s joint venture partnership, MuniTech Academy, features a curriculum of state-of-the-art IT courses taught by the country’s premier instructors and designed specifically for local government IT professionals. MISAC members enjoy a significant tuition discount—usually more than the cost of membership!
  2. MISAC LISTSERVE – Considered by many to be MISAC’s #1 member benefit, the MISAC Listserve provides a time-saving instantaneous mechanism for members to consult with peers on critical professional issues and concerns.
  3. MISAC ANNUAL CONFERENCE – MISAC’s Annual Conference, held in the fall of each year, provides members the opportunity to mix and mingle with peers from every corner of California—and beyond!
  4. RECOGNITION – One of the highlights of the conference is the annual Excellence in IT Awards presentation where members are feted for their accomplishments.
  5. CHAPTERS – MISAC’s three chapters (Northern, Central, and Southern) hold meetings throughout the year. These get-togethers provide members with the opportunity to rub elbows with their peers, learn from the featured, on-target presentations, and have a bit of fun.
  6. CAREER ADVANCEMENT – MISAC’s Career Center has proven to be the “go-to” place for local governments looking for quality qualified IT professionals.
  7. PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS - Membership in MISAC provides members the opportunity to initiate and grow professional, peer-to-peer relationships. Through these relationships, members learn practical, best practice solutions to challenges they encounter.
  8. PERSONAL GROWTH – Many MISAC members experience tremendous personal growth and satisfaction by serving in leadership positions within the organization whether it be at the chapter of state level.
  9. GROUP DISCOUNTS – Leverage MISAC’s purchasing power by taking advantage of group discounts on goods and services.

 

 

 

Join MISAC today and…

» Develop your career
» Network with industry experts
» Grow your skill set

 

TESTIMONIALS

 

My fellow MISAC members are my first resource to turn to for challenges beyond my expertise. MISAC also provides a way to connect with people more experienced in my profession and gain advice on any challenges.

--- Jason Takagi, City of Pismo Beach


MISAC’s value is especially high for those entering municipal IT from a different IT industry. When I first started in local government IT, the MISAC distribution list and annual conference were an enormous help in getting up to speed on the tools and brands unique to municipalities. In the years since, MISAC has provided an array of perspectives on policy, technology approaches and business goals. It has been great to hear from people I agree with and disagree with, so I could wrestle to find which combination of ideas will fit the users I serve.

--- Philip Titus, City of Novato


MISAC is an amazing well of knowledge and experience, and it has had a profound effect on my career and on technology at the agencies where I have worked for the past 15 years. The information derived from MISAC has influenced many decisions in many areas; a few examples include software/hardware selection, policy development, staffing needs and troubleshooting.

The network of MISAC people is fantastic—they are the most helpful, collaborative people for whom you could ever ask. It is so wonderful that people share information freely, from the highly technical, to the administrative, to topics that do not even have much of an IT nexus. If someone knows something that can help, then he/she will give willingly.

I have attended most of the MISAC annual conferences (I have only missed a couple since I started going in 2002) and the information sharing on the listserve is amazing.

--- Greg Duecker, Western Municipal  Water District

 

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