About NHLoGIN Membership
Our membership is focused on those individuals working in or with local governments in New Hampshire, especially those that deal with or are most impacted by IT issues and projects. As such, our general membership includes a diverse group of people from a wide range of both local and state government agencies and professions. Because IT projects and initiatives are present in nearly every government activity and continue to affect and transform how government services are provided, general membership includes IT professionals, city and town managers, administrators, finance directors, elected officials, planning and zoning professionals, assessors, town clerks, tax collectors, public works, law enforcement, emergency responders, and more.
NHLoGIN membership is established in our by-laws. Memberships are annual, for the period from January 1 through December 31, and require dues paid according to the membership category. Except for Vendor Members, all memberships are for individual persons only, and are not available to generic positions or to an organization as a whole. Existing members are sent renewal applications each year, which must be returned with payment in order to maintain membership status. New members may join NHLoGIN by submitting an application form.
Information Technology (IT) is utilized by more and more government agencies to provide services, reduce costs, and improve access to information. At any one time, most NH local governments are either considering, planning, or deploying IT initiatives – often, more than one at time. But as IT uses and opportunities continually increase and evolve, so too do the challenges, costs, and options faced by local governments. Many agencies have limited or no IT staff or support, and State IT projects can introduce costs and requirements at the local government level.
NHLoGIN seeks to fill the role of a collective voice of as well as for local government IT needs and issues. Municipalities, county governments, school districts, other local government entities, and State agencies benefit from sharing information and experiences, resulting in better uses of IT for government services while saving time and money. With your membership in NHLoGIN, you will join an organization with a proud history of local government IT service, information sharing, advocacy, and influence.
NHLoGIN has successfully influenced changes to NH laws to require consideration and incorporation of local perspectives in State technology initiatives. Representatives of NHLoGIN have served on stakeholder groups with State officials. In addition, NHLoGIN has sponsored many technology-focused presentations at both the annual NHMA Conferences and general membership meetings.
Probably the most recognized service that NHLoGIN provides is our on-line discussion and information-sharing forums accessible from our web site, to provide more and better ways for our members to share information, network with each other, and offer numerous member-focused online resources.