Regional Roundtable Luncheon - Keynote: Municipal IT

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 11:30am

Regional Roundtable Luncheon
District Local Technical Assistance 2017
Keynote: Municipal IT

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) invites municipal leaders of our 43 member municipalities to join us for a keynote item presentation focused on Municipal IT at our next Regional Roundtable Luncheon. Michael Hamel, Director of Office of Municipal and School Technology from MassIT will be our keynote speaker who will be presenting on current state initiatives and available resources that support innovative and transformative IT solutions that improve municipal efficiency. Other guest speakers include:

  • Charlene Nardi, Williamsburg Town Administrator - She will focus on a current 5 town collaborative effort to explore and improve efficiencies using IT between municipalities and the Hampshire Regional School District in the Northern Hilltown region, an effort which is currently focusing on shared document management;
  • Antonio Pagan, Chief Information Officer of IT Services at Northampton - He will present on current E-Permitting program, and other IT collaborative efforts Northampton has been engaged in with bordering municipalities;
  • Michael Sullivan, South Hadley Town Administrator - He will be sharing a best practice effort of how South Hadley is using IT to effectively and efficiently handle public records requests;
  • Molly Goren-Watts, PVPC Principal Planner and Manager of the Regional Information and Policy Center - She will be focused on ways that PVPC can help support municipalities in exploring IT needs and improvements. An best practice example will be shared - a collaborative process between 6 municipalities in the Southern Hilltown region whom are currently assessing their IT infrastructure and exploring how they may be able to improve services by sharing resources.

The underlying purpose of this event is to allow the space for local leadership to learn from municipal colleagues about current collaborative initiatives happening within the region around IT, as well as to learn best practice and how communities can leverage state resources to support their cause.

Date - Time - Location:

This working luncheon event will take place on Thursday, July 13, 2017, from 11:30am to 3:00pm.  The presentation will begin at 12:00pm at the Administrative Offices of the PVPC located at 60 Congress Street, Springfield, MA in the Large Conference Room on the 2nd floor. 


To attend, please be sure to RSVP by July 10, 2017.  To RSVP, contact Mary Mazik, PVPC Administrative Assistant, at 413.781.6045 or email  For additional information of this event, contact Municipal Services Manager Joshua A. Garcia at