Posted on 07-02-2013
MISA/ASIM Canada has formed new groups to facilitate national projects of benefit to municipal IT departments, while stepping up activities with other levels of government in Canada and with international organizations.
President Kathryn Bulko reports that a new special-interest group has been created for large municipalities. With representatives from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and several other cities, the group had its first teleconference July 19 and has since had further discussions toward providing mutual assistance with major IT projects.
The Large Municipalities Special Interest Group is also working to compile and organize a knowledge base of technological information that can be shared with all municipalities within the MISA/ASIM Canada community.
The group’s chair, Rob Meikle of the City of Brampton, Ontario, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another new group has been formed to assist vendors who want to be involved with MISA/ASIM Canada member chapters on a national basis.
About three dozen companies are members of more than one chapter. The National Vendor Member Program Working Group, with volunteers from MISA BC, MISA Prairies and MISA Ontario, is developing proposals to enable vendors to consolidate and add value to their fees for memberships and conferences without disrupting their current relationships with chapters.
For information about the working group please contact Roy Wiseman, executive director of MISA/ASIM Canada, at email@example.com.
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