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NATOA NATOA is a professional association made up of individuals and organizations responsible for - or advising those responsible for - communications policies and services in local governments throughout the country.

NATOA is the premier local government professional association that provides support to our members on the many local, state, and federal communications laws, administrative rulings, judicial decisions, and technology issues impacting the interests of local governments. Founded in 1980, we offer a wide range of advocacy services to individual and agency members representing cities, towns, counties

NATOA is the premier local government professional association that provides support to our members on the many local, state, and federal communications laws, administrative rulings, judicial decisions, and technology issues impacting the interests of local governments. Founded in 1980, we offer a wide range of advocacy services to individual and agency members representing cities, towns, counties

Check out this video from the County of San Diego. A new affordable 🏠housing community downtown is changing lives and of...
04/12/2022
VIDEO: Affordable Housing – St. Teresa of Calcutta Villa

Check out this video from the County of San Diego. A new affordable 🏠housing community downtown is changing lives and offering hope to people experiencing homelessness. Hear one resident's story from Father Joe's Villages St. Teresa of Calcutta Villa.

A new affordable housing community downtown is changing lives and offering hope to people experiencing homelessness. Father Joe’s Villages St. Teresa of Calcutta Villa opened in February with a $14 million County investment and a 20-year commitment to provide behavioral health services.

A San Diego County agriculture detector dog, Podder, retired and his amazing nose work was acknowledged at a small cerem...
03/30/2022
County Agriculture Detector Dog Honored at His Retirement

A San Diego County agriculture detector dog, Podder, retired and his amazing nose work was acknowledged at a small ceremony for him and his inspector handler.
https://www.countynewscenter.com/county-agriculture-detector-dog-honored-at-his-retirement/?fbclid=IwAR1N_UawQDpTsqevEf3iEZYExbF4tGfpzu7omUEJ9nGue_dkpcD6GCBZ8tU

After four years of service protecting the region’s agriculture industry, Podder is going to be sniffing out the life of leisure.

You heard right! The incredible, award-winning Joe Little is this year's Storytelling Workshop leader during our Annual ...
03/24/2022

You heard right! The incredible, award-winning Joe Little is this year's Storytelling Workshop leader during our Annual Conference in Denver, CO. Worth the price of admission alone! You won't want to miss his insight and wit in this full-day, immersive workshop. Grab your ticket now, the workshop is included with full conference registration.
https://www.natoa.org/events/2022-annual-conference

03/23/2022
COVID Boosters

Member showcase time! Check out this post from the County of San Diego about COVID-19 booster shots

Earlybird conference rates end this month! Register by 4/1 for the best deals. Check out this message from NATOA Preside...
03/21/2022
NATOA Annual Conference -- IN PERSON for 2022

Earlybird conference rates end this month! Register by 4/1 for the best deals. Check out this message from NATOA President Michael Russo for highlights. See you in Denver! #NATOA22

#NATOA22 is live and in person this year in Denver, CO. August 29 - September 1. Be sure to register at NATOA.org.

Check out this post from the County of San Diego! Two years ago, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pande...
03/18/2022

Check out this post from the County of San Diego! Two years ago, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. We'd like to thank all the lab technicians, pharmacists and support staff who have made countless sacrifices to help keep our community safe ❤️

The San Diego County Administration Center is lit in blue and yellow in support of Ukraine.photo: @sdmaritime’s EarthCam
03/10/2022

The San Diego County Administration Center is lit in blue and yellow in support of Ukraine.
photo: @sdmaritime’s EarthCam

It's time...GPA Call for Entries is OPEN! Deadline to submit your programming is 4/18. Get recognized by your peers acro...
03/08/2022

It's time...
GPA Call for Entries is OPEN! Deadline to submit your programming is 4/18.
Get recognized by your peers across the country for excellence in programming! 🎬🏆
https://www.natoa.org/government-programming

Check out this video story from the County of San Diego on a new mental❤️ health program:Mobile Crisis Response Teams be...
03/02/2022
VIDEO: On the Road with the Mobile Crisis Response Team

Check out this video story from the County of San Diego on a new mental❤️ health program:
Mobile Crisis Response Teams began services in January 2021. Here’s what they do and how they are helping people in crisis.
https://www.countynewscenter.com/on-the-road-with-the-mobile-crisis-response-team/

Mobile Crisis Response Teams, or MCRTs, are now available countywide for people experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis.

Here’s social media post from the County of San Diego on❤️ health Check your blood pressure Learn what your numbers mean...
02/23/2022

Here’s social media post from the County of San Diego on❤️ health
Check your blood pressure
Learn what your numbers mean
Visit your doctor
If your numbers are not in the normal range, consult a doctor for the best steps for you.
Submit your numbers at http://LoveYourHeartSD.org
#LoveYourHeart #AmaTuCorazon

Check out this 😷COVID post from the County of San Diego... "If you're feeling sick, it’s safer to stay home. By doing so...
02/18/2022

Check out this 😷COVID post from the County of San Diego...

"If you're feeling sick, it’s safer to stay home. By doing so, you'll be protect others and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. coronavirus-sd.com"

Check out this ❤️Day post from the County of San Diego"Roses are redviolets are blue,We've got a pet adoption specialmad...
02/14/2022

Check out this ❤️Day post from the County of San Diego
"Roses are red
violets are blue,
We've got a pet adoption special
made just for you!"
During the month of February, adoption fees are only $14 at both our Bonita and Carlsbad locations.
https://www.sddac.com/adopt/

We love to showcase what our members are doing! Did you know that NATOA Member QCTV has a District Court Show that takes...
01/31/2022
District Court Show

We love to showcase what our members are doing! Did you know that NATOA Member QCTV has a District Court Show that takes a close look at the many facets of the judicial system? They interview judges, attorneys, police officials and others to inform viewers about the laws in their state. Check out their episodes below.

Tenth Judicial District Judge Stephen Halsey and Judge Elizabeth Strand host this program that takes a close look at the many facets of the judicial system. They interview other judges, attorneys, police officials and others to inform our viewers about the laws in our state.

Gigi Sohn is on the list of nominees scheduled for a Senate Commerce Committee vote at 10 am Eastern on February 2nd to ...
01/27/2022
Executive Session

Gigi Sohn is on the list of nominees scheduled for a Senate Commerce Committee vote at 10 am Eastern on February 2nd to be a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). https://www.commerce.senate.gov/2022/2/executive-session

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene an executive session at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, to consider the following nominations:

A little birdie told me... NATOA Conference earlybird rates are HERE! Register by 4/1 for massive savings on conference ...
01/14/2022

A little birdie told me... NATOA Conference earlybird rates are HERE! Register by 4/1 for massive savings on conference registration. You won't want to miss three incredible days of education and networking with your peers across the country. Join us this August 30 - September 1 in Denver! https://www.natoa.org/events/2022-annual-conference

01/07/2022

The Treasury Department has released its Final Rule on use of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) appropriated in the American Rescue Plan Act. The SLFRF program provides $350 billion to state, local, and Tribal governments to support their response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Broadband deployment and access projects are included among the eligible uses of these funds. The Final Rule takes effect on April 1, 2022. https://www.natoa.org/news/treasury-releases-final-rule-on-use-of-arpa-funding

12/13/2021

We love serving our members and bringing the leadership opportunities, professional development and latest advocacy news straight to you. This week the eNATOA committee is putting the finishing touches on NATOA's 2022 educational calendar -- stay tuned for an announcement in the very near future and make a commitment to yourself to expand your professional development in the coming year.

It's almost here! Monday's webinar on The Courts, The Hill & The FCC will set the stage for 2022 and our experts will le...
12/09/2021

It's almost here! Monday's webinar on The Courts, The Hill & The FCC will set the stage for 2022 and our experts will let local governments know how they can prepare for the changes ahead. If you haven't already reserved your seat, grab it now. Registration closes tomorrow!
https://www.natoa.org/events/enatoa-webinar-the-courts-the-hill-the-fcc

NEWS: NATOA congratulates Jessica Rosenworcel on Senate confirmation as the first permanent female FCC Chair. Statement ...
12/08/2021
NATOA Congratulates Rosenworcel on Confirmation - NATOA

NEWS: NATOA congratulates Jessica Rosenworcel on Senate confirmation as the first permanent female FCC Chair. Statement from NATOA President Michael Russo, "...This historic confirmation coincides with an unprecedented opportunity to use federal funds to bring affordable communications services to those who have been left behind for far too long. We look forward to working with the Chairwoman and Commissioners to achieve this goal and to advance NATOA’s efforts to promote and enhance public safety, localism, consumer protection and the public interest.”

Welcome to our new site! To get started, click login on the top right and follow the steps to reset your password. Once you've logged in, check out our new Member Compass and update your profile. We hope you enjoy!

It's #GivingTuesday2021. Please take a moment today to give your voice, time, money, goods and/or advocacy to support a ...
11/30/2021

It's #GivingTuesday2021. Please take a moment today to give your voice, time, money, goods and/or advocacy to support a cause that you are passionate about.

11/29/2021

Did you know that benefits of being a NATOA member include legislative & regulatory advocacy, training & professional development, national member-only listservs, professional award recognition, discounted event and award fees and so much more? Join now for calendar year 2022 and your membership starts immediately. That's one full month of FREE membership for the rest of 2021. We can't wait for you to join this nationwide network of local government telecommunications professionals!
https://www.natoa.org/member-benefits

Today is the last day to register for Monday's webinar. You won't want to miss this deep dive into PEG, revenue generati...
11/12/2021

Today is the last day to register for Monday's webinar. You won't want to miss this deep dive into PEG, revenue generation and tips and tricks to keep your channel moving forward.

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Hey, I am a retired telecomm professional from Madison WI. For 25 years I was the Station Manager of Madison City Channel. I attended NATOA Annual Conferences from 1994 in Reno till about 2012. Is there somewhere I can go to find a list of the years and locations of Annual Conferences? Thanks much, Brad Clark, Madison, WI
Please help spread the word! Brookline Interactive Group has two open positions, designed to support increased community engagement and hybrid government transparency in Brookline, MA. Excellent compensation and benefits! More information and full job descriptions are available at brooklineinteractive.org/jobs
Join us in congratulating HOMTV's staff and interns for their recent honors from NATOA and Alliance for Community Media. The team was recognized at the December 7, 2021 Meridian Township Board Meeting. For the full presentation, visit https://bit.ly/HOMTVAward. For more information about these regional and national awards, visit https://bit.ly/HOMTVReceivesHonors. #HighHonors #NationalRecognition #GovernmentAccess #HOMTV #Haslett #Okemos #MeridianTownship
We're pleased to announce that HOMTV continues success in competitions and has received three recognitions of excellence in 2021. Read more about the awards here: https://bit.ly/2021HOMTVAwards “Our dedicated staff and interns are proud to provide high quality programming, news and information to the residents of Meridian Township. It's an honor to see their hard work and combined efforts recognized by these prestigious organizations,” said HOMTV Executive Producer Brandie Yates. NATOA, Alliance for Community Media, Central States Alliance for Community Media #HOMTV #YourSource #CommunityNews #CommunityMedia #GovernmentAccess #HOMTVNews #MeridianTownship #Haslett #Okemos
We're pleased to announce that HOMTV continues success in competitions and has received three recognitions of excellence in 2021. Read more about the awards here: https://bit.ly/2021HOMTVAwards “Our dedicated staff and interns are proud to provide high quality programming, news and information to the residents of Meridian Township. It's an honor to see their hard work and combined efforts recognized by these prestigious organizations,” said HOMTV Executive Producer Brandie Yates. NATOA, Alliance for Community Media, Central States Alliance for Community Media #HOMTV #YourSource #CommunityNews #CommunityMedia #GovernmentAccess #HOMTVNews #MeridianTownship #Haslett #Okemos
A video story on Open Arms recently won a national Award of Excellence from NATOA for Community Awareness programming! 🏆 Back in April, Open Arms was featured in a story in honor of National Volunteer Month via local community cable station Town Square Television. The piece spotlights longtime volunteer Caleb (who helped make the story possible!) and Open Arms staff members Austin and Lisa, following the OAM volunteer experience from our 2500 Bloomington Ave building to a client’s home. 🧡💛 Congratulations to the entire Town Square team who worked on the piece, and thank you for featuring Open Arms in your amazing video! Watch the award-winning video below!
At the 2021 National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) Government Programming Awards, the City of Arvada's own Arvada Media Servies was honored by receiving several awards for their informative videos. Award of Distinction for "Majestic View Nature Center, Classes 2021" - https://bit.ly/34ZrEq2 Also, Award of Honor for "Arvada Business Loan Grant." - https://bit.ly/2Y53adK Way to go Arvada Media Service team! You can check out all their videos on the City's YouTube channel - https://bit.ly/3DciQLx
TVW's program Washington to Washington is proud to receive the NATOA Award of Excellence for its COVID-19 Vaccine episode! Thanks to our viewers and the nationwide NATOA organization for this tremendous honor. Watch the episode, along with all Washington to Washington episodes here: https://bit.ly/2XWw6oo #tvwnews #natoaawards
🏆 Seattle Channel is honored and humbled to win 30 NATOA Government Programming Awards, including seven Awards of Excellence! Learn more: https://take21.seattlechannel.org/2021/09/24/seattle-channel-honored-with-30-government-programming-awards/
We're thrilled to announce that we received a whopping TEN recognitions at last night's Virtual NATOA Government Programming Awards! Thank you to all of our community members, organizations, local government staff, and elected officials who continue to allow us to tell your stories! 💜💙
We have a NewTek TC1 for our Studio and Council Meetings. What system do you currently or planning to upgrade in the next 6 months? Thanks
Hello, please attach a membership renewal form for me. I need to renew our Media manager's membership, Alvaro Calabia. Thank you.