Frequently Asked Questions

What is ICIT?

Iowa Counties Information Technology (ICIT) is an organization made up of representatives from Iowa counties who are responsible for the implementation, use and/or maintenance of technology within their organization or department. An affiliate of the Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC), the organization was created to help provide and foster communication, encouragement, education, assistance, technical knowledge and cooperation among counties and county employees for the advancement of the technology within those organizations.

What is the purpose of the ICIT Organization?

The purpose of this organization is to promote professionalism, cooperation, mutual assistance and sharing of experiences; committed to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and technology as they relate to county government activities and legislation; and formed for the benefit of participating county technology representatives.

When was the organization formed?

A formal committee to establish the organization first met on August 3, 2001. The organization was formed by approval of those attending the meeting held November 14th, 2001 at the ISAC Fall School, when the by-laws were adopted at that meeting.

Who can become members of ICIT?

Membership is extended to any employee of any County agency in the State of Iowa and may include, but is not limited to, personnel with the following job responsibilities: Information Technology, Geographic Information Systems, Mapping, Internet Technology, Networking, Telecommunications, or anyone who has technological duties.

How do I become a member of ICIT?

Fill out a registration form and mail it, along with your membership dues to the address on the form.

How much does it cost to become a member of ICIT?

Dues are set by the Executive Board. They are due annually in July, and cover membership for 1 year from July through June. There is not a prorated amount for partial years. Currently, dues are $50.00 per person.

What training opportunities does ICIT provide?

The ICIT Midyear conference is our main educational forum, held each June, but in addition to this, ICIT plans at least two other meetings annually, each of which is accompanied by educational opportunities. The ICIT Spring and Fall meetings are held in conjunction with the ISAC Spring and Fall Schools of Instruction usually held in March and November of each year.

Besides these meetings, other training opportunities are provided as needed. Past opportunities that have been made available include one day meetings and even week long instructor led training. One day meetings have been held to discuss topics such as legal issues surrounding GIS data, open records, and real estate processes. Instructor led training has been provided for several ESRI products.