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CCISDA, MISAC Announce Dates, Venues for Spring Conferences

The California County Information Services Directors Association and the Municipal Information Systems Association of California will both hold gatherings in the Lake Tahoe area in the next two months.

A man wearing a Batman mask speaking into a microphone at an event.
Vendor pitches at CCISDA conferences are often light-hearted and have been known to include costumes.
Dennis Noone/Industry Insider
Two California government associations — one for counties and one for cities — have announced their spring conferences.

The California County Information Services Directors Association (CCISDA) will hold its spring gathering May 19-22 at Everline Resort and Spa, in Olympic Valley near Lake Tahoe. Dozens of county chief information officers, IT leaders and technologists will attend, and some will participate in breakout sessions and panel discussions. So far, 57 vendors have secured exhibitor space.

CCISDA’s president is Liza Massey, CIO for Marin County and a frequent speaker at industry conferences and forums. First vice president is Kc Roestenberg, Orange County’s director of Shared Services. Second vice president is Tonya Digiorno, director of IT for El Dorado County. Third vice president is Marc Schorr, Contra Costa County CIO, and Placer County CIO Jarrett Thiessen is secretary/treasurer. The immediate past president is Shasta County CIO Tom Schreiber.

CCISDA describes itself as “the official organization of the county IT directors and CIOs throughout the state of California,” and it includes representations from all 58 counties in the area of IT and county government. “Each conference includes specialized course work, workshops, seminars and information exchange in the above-outlined areas, as well as a complete trade show of new products and services by America’s major corporations that specialize in local government IT,” it says on its website.

CCISDA has posted links for registration, hotel information and other details on its website.

The Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC) will hold its 2024 Tahoe Summit from June 12-14 at the Margaritaville Resort (formerly the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel) in South Lake Tahoe. Attendance is limited to registered MISAC members and those vendors selected to sponsor and make presentations.

The agenda for the three days includes a golf outing and a welcome gala; a keynote address by Dr. Brian Gardner, CIO of Dallas; presentations by sponsors and vendors; and a joint meeting of MISAC’s Central, Northern and Southern chapters.

MISAC has previously featured keynote speakers from outside California. Last year’s keynote was Theresa Payton, former White House CIO who then went into the private sector and co-founded two cybersecurity firms.

MISAC’s state board of directors includes Manhattan Beach IT Director Miguel Guardado, president; vice president and conference chair Chris Skelly, IT manager for the South Tahoe Public Utility District; and secretary/treasurer Kathleen Boutté Foster-Gee, CIO of Sunnyvale.

More information will be posted soon on the MISAC website, according to Brad Walker, executive director for both MISAC and CCISDA.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies including USA Today in Washington, D.C.