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 and commissions across the country. NATOA actively analyzes and addresses emerging issues in areas such as local government communications and internet policy; broadband planning best practices; cable franchising; wireless zoning; new technology initiatives and advancements; and operation of public, education and government (PEG) access channels.

Mission: The mission of NATOA is to support and serve the communications interests and needs of local governments. We are 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.

Do you have a PEG channel? Be sure to complete ACM's survey to ensure your channel is counted in this nationwide PEG cha...
07/23/2020
Access Count 2020

Do you have a PEG channel? Be sure to complete ACM's survey to ensure your channel is counted in this nationwide PEG channel census.

The Alliance for Community Media is conducting a count of all Public, Educational, and Government Access channels and operations throughout the United States. Conducting a systematic census of these channels and services is challenging because of their local nature. Nonetheless, we believe that gett...

Check out our speaker roster for this year's virtual conference. We're updating these pages as speakers confirm and look...
07/17/2020
NATOA | Conferences & Events | Annual Conference

Check out our speaker roster for this year's virtual conference. We're updating these pages as speakers confirm and look forward to bringing you a timely and informative event!

Details regarding current and past NATOA annual conference events

07/13/2020

Great social media webinar going on right now. It's unbelievable to hear so many social media successes (and challenges) from our jurisdictions over these last few months. Missed it? Contact [email protected] for a copy of the recording. This week only the recording will be available to members for $25. That's 50% off! Happy Monday.

Trying to navigate social media during the pandemic for your jurisdiction? Don't miss our 7/13 webinar with lessons lear...
07/09/2020
NATOA | Conferences & Events | eNATOA

Trying to navigate social media during the pandemic for your jurisdiction? Don't miss our 7/13 webinar with lessons learned from those that have been in the social media trenches these last few months! Registration closes tomorrow.

Upcoming eNATOA teleconference events

07/06/2020
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Did you know that NATOA has established a scholarship fund for this year's virtual conference? Don't let spending freezes stop you. Complete the application today to attend the conference at no cost to you or your employer. We're here for you!

AND.... Conference Registration is now LIVE! Register by 7/31 for an extra $50 discount using code VIRTUAL. Check out th...
07/01/2020
NATOA | Conferences & Events | Annual Conference

AND.... Conference Registration is now LIVE! Register by 7/31 for an extra $50 discount using code VIRTUAL. Check out the agenda, the networking, the education and more! The first 50 registrants will receive a goodie bag in the mail prior to the Conference. "See" you there!

Details regarding current and past NATOA annual conference events

06/29/2020

Our conference planning committees have been hard at work to bring you the best virtual conference possible. Stay tuned for exciting announcements in the next few days and mark your calendar for August 31 - September 3rd!

Help NATOA and other organizations better advocate for policies that ensure the health, safety and welfare of our commun...
06/23/2020
City Preemption Harms Survey

Help NATOA and other organizations better advocate for policies that ensure the health, safety and welfare of our communities. Take our survey on "Challenges in the Right-of-Way" for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

City Preemption Harms Survey.

Question of the day: As we look at virtual conference options, would you want it to take place the same week as original...
06/01/2020

Question of the day: As we look at virtual conference options, would you want it to take place the same week as originally scheduled or spread it out over two weeks to avoid burn-out? Of course, it will be shorter days regardless, taking into consideration time zones, etc. Let me know what you'd like to see this September!

Local governments need direct federal support to recover from  #COVID19. We are proud to join NLC and more than 170 othe...
05/21/2020
More Than 170 Businesses and Community Organizations Call on Congressional Leaders to Provide Direct Federal Aid to America’s Cities, Towns, and Villages

Local governments need direct federal support to recover from #COVID19. We are proud to join NLC and more than 170 others, calling on Congress to recognize that #CitiesAreEssential.

WASHINGTON – More than 170 businesses, associations, and community organizations sent a letter to congressional leaders in the House and Senate today urging them to provide direct federal assistance to America’s cities, towns, and villages in the next congressional recovery bill. The coalition i...

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05/21/2020

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NATOA joined with the National League of Cities to create a resource that identifies some processes local governments ha...
05/05/2020
New Resource: Keeping Local Permits and Licenses Moving During COVID-19

NATOA joined with the National League of Cities to create a resource that identifies some processes local governments have successfully implemented to enable the continued acceptance and processing of permits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Resource: Keeping Local Permits and Licenses Moving During COVID-19

Register today for our May 11th webinar on COVID-19 Programming and hear examples from PEG programmers around the countr...
05/04/2020
NATOA | Conferences & Events | eNATOA

Register today for our May 11th webinar on COVID-19 Programming and hear examples from PEG programmers around the country of productivity and success during this time.

Upcoming eNATOA teleconference events

03/11/2020

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Accurate COVID-19 messaging is paramount. Let us know what YOUR jurisdiction is doing to keep your residents informed about COVID-19. Share your webpages, e-brochures, social media and more below. Let's see what our localities are doing to keep their residents safe and informed.

FREE TO NATOA MEMBERS: 2020 Census Webinar, February 24th at 2 PM Eastern. Prepare your community for this crucial once ...
02/11/2020
NATOA | Conferences & Events | eNATOA

FREE TO NATOA MEMBERS: 2020 Census Webinar, February 24th at 2 PM Eastern. Prepare your community for this crucial once a decade event. Register below!

Upcoming eNATOA teleconference events

01/30/2020
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Check out all of the reasons you should join us this fall in Denver for our 40th Annual Conference. Need more? Stay tuned for an action-packed agenda to be published in February. You won't want to miss it!

Check out CISA's free webinar this afternoon on Cybersecurity Essentials for the New Year. They will be discussing their...
01/14/2020
Webinar: Cybersecurity Essentials for the New Year - Stay Safe Online

Check out CISA's free webinar this afternoon on Cybersecurity Essentials for the New Year. They will be discussing their Cyber Essentials guide for leaders of local government agencies that helps you develop an actionable understanding of where to start implementing organizational cybersecurity practices.

Your success depends on cyber readiness. Both depend on you. CISA’s Cyber Essentials is a guide for leaders of small businesses as well as leaders of small and local government agencies to develop an actionable understanding of where to start implementing organizational cybersecurity practices.

Don't miss today's ROW Frenzy webinar! Registration is still open. Can't listen today but still want to learn? You'll re...
01/13/2020
NATOA | Conferences & Events | eNATOA

Don't miss today's ROW Frenzy webinar! Registration is still open. Can't listen today but still want to learn? You'll receive a recording via email to listen to at your convenience. Click below to register by 2 PM Eastern today.

Upcoming eNATOA teleconference events

Just finished a great planning call for programming track content at the conference. Look for announcements over the nex...
01/09/2020
NATOA | Conferences & Events | Annual Conference

Just finished a great planning call for programming track content at the conference. Look for announcements over the next month regarding this year's storytelling pro, concurrent topics, tours and more! Register now for Denver 2020.

12/12/2019

Did you miss Monday's webinar on the Courts, the Hill and the FCC? Buy the recording to watch at your convenience. Presentations included! Email [email protected] to secure your copy today and stay informed on the latest regulatory and legal decisions impacting YOU.

11/18/2019

Conference registration is now OPEN! Take an extra $25 off full conference rates when you register by 12/31!

There's only 2 eNATOAs left this year! Use those year-end dollars and get some serious educational bang for your buck!
11/12/2019
NATOA | Conferences & Events | eNATOA

There's only 2 eNATOAs left this year! Use those year-end dollars and get some serious educational bang for your buck!

Upcoming eNATOA teleconference events

Yesterday the FCC issued an Order denying our motion to delay the effectiveness of the Cable Franchise (Section 621) Ord...
11/07/2019
FCC Denies Motion to Stay on Cable Order

Yesterday the FCC issued an Order denying our motion to delay the effectiveness of the Cable Franchise (Section 621) Order until the appeals challenging the Cable Order are resolved.
There is a partial victory in the FCC's denial. Click below for the full story.

FCC Denies Motion to Stay on Cable Order

2019 NATOA Conference: Day 3
11/05/2019

2019 NATOA Conference: Day 3

2019 NATOA Conference: Day 2
11/05/2019

2019 NATOA Conference: Day 2

2019 NATOA Conference: Day 1
11/05/2019

2019 NATOA Conference: Day 1

2019 NATOA Conference TBAE Tour
11/05/2019

2019 NATOA Conference TBAE Tour

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11/05/2019

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11/05/2019

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mapenz yasiyo kuwa na uvumilivu ndan yake hayana maisha malefu kw sababu bnadam ni kiumbe mwenye kukosea
Dear NATOA colleagues: See you all in my home town this August. Here's the menu!
So, do local franchising authorities have any ability to push back regarding network neutrality?
All about drones in government service (safety and PEG). Packed hall.