International Sister Organizations
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International Sister Organization

By building alliances with international sister organizations, GMIS is providing its members with the opportunity to share with a wider array of government agencies and learn about their approaches to information technology management.

Among the many benefits are:

  • Broadening the effects of local & state information technology in the process of globalization
  • Learning about money-saving techniques and methods by municipalities working in different countries
  • Technology transfer -- exposure to different technology systems
  • Potential for internships providing for mutual benefits of the host and the intern
  • Unified assessment of issues affecting all organizations’ members
  • Development of templates for technology and innovation deployment
  • Noting accomplishments and sharing the results
  • Development of objective performance measurement processes, policies and standards
  • Participation in sister organization workshops and educational conferences
  • Promoting cultural exchanges to expose members to the impacts of technology around the world

GMIS Member Benefits:

  • Open Government Educational Program ($80,000 Euro funded by the EU)
  • Citadel On the Move - Free App Builder
  • Perspective from other countries (Canada, UK, Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand). Soon to be Greece as well. Idea exchange.
  • – Mobile App Builder, and the APP Catalog (Free to GMIS Members to use, copy apps, etc.) Currently over 800 apps in the catalog
  • International Awards Program – Which this committee needs to work with GMIS Board Awards committee to submit our winners to LOLA for consideration
  • Access to Other Associations Document repositories, White Papers, Research, etc. SOCITM and ALGIM have vast resources that goes far beyond what GMIS Can offer alone.
  • Access to IT resources of the European Union (Example:
  • Sign up for other association newsletters, articles, etc.
  • Opportunity for GMIS members to attend International conferences in all participating members of LOLA

MISA/ASIM - Canada
Municipal Information Systems Association of Canada




MAV Technology (formerly the LGICT Group) was established by the Municipal Association of Victoria in 2004. It is an independently funded group of local government IT managers and officers, who are committed to demonstrating leadership in ICT to support effective delivery of council and community services.


LOLA, the Linked Organisation of Local Authority ICT Societies, is the coordinating group for the international affiliations.

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