Alpharetta, GA – October 2017
The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) held it’s 2017 conference this year in San Antonio, TX from October 22-25th. City and County Managers from all over the world gathered for three days to share information, experiences, and ideas to help each other continue to grow and improve their municipalities. InterDev provides IT and GIS resources to a long list of city and county clients and has attended ICMA for many years. InterDev CEO Gary Nichols partnered with Jennifer Maltas, Deputy Village Manager for the Village of Buffalo Grove, IL, and president of GovITC to speak about the incredible benefits provided through the Municipal Consortium model.
in 2012, thirteen communities outside of Chicago, IL formed what came to be known as the Government Information Technology Consortium (GovITC). The primary concept behind the is resource sharing. By pooling and sharing their resources across the communities, it allows for not only greater access to a wide range of IT resources, but it also saves each community thousands of taxpayer dollars. Amy Ahner is Director of Administrative Services in the Village of Glenview IL and the past president of the Consortium. In an article for ICMA in March 2017, she wrote: “With such an approach, the group could leverage economies of scale and collective bargaining power to achieve greater purchase efficiency and pricing for the IT services, hardware, software licenses, and other technology components they were currently purchasing individually.” InterDev is the founding partner for the Consortium and provides shared IT services for the Villages of Buffalo Grove, Glenview, Kenilworth, Lake Bluff, Lincolnshire, Oswego and the United City of Yorkville.