MAP-IT Program Summary


Executive Summary

In the interest of serving Louisiana municipalities and recognizing the importance of technology in improving efficiency and communication, the Louisiana Municipal Association (LMA) is pleased to offer technical assistance to its members who have no, or at best, limited technological assets.  

The MAP-IT program will be limited to annually appropriated funds and administered on a first come – first service basis and/or by level of need, with the primary focus of using the majority of the funding resources to provide immediate assistance to small-size municipalities. With the generous financial support of the LMA Board, these information technology resources may be provided at no or limited cost to municipalities.

Program Description

The stated goals of this program provide for every municipality with a need for technology assistance to receive a level of support from the LMA.  However, to meet the near-term goals, the first level of assistance should address the immediate need of those municipalities who currently have no, or severely limited technology capabilities. 

Cybersecurity has taken front seat to our MAP-IT program this year (2020). This year we will be offering the following to our members who currently have no or severely limited cybersecurity capabilities:

1. Cloud Backups for Disaster and Emergency Recovery with or without monitoring.
2. NexGen Antivirus with Ransomware detection capabilities.
3. Educational software with security awareness online videos, testing and email phishing campaigns.
4. Installation and setup of  programs through LMA

Please call Tracy Melancon at 225.344.001 x 434  or your District Vice President (below) for more information. 

MAP-IT Program Requirements

Municipality Requirements and Options

Participant agrees to sign a Cooperative Agreement with LMA that requires/provides: 

  • Municipality will provide personnel to operate and maintain each computer component in good working condition.
  • Municipality will attempt to resolve hardware, software and internet connection conflicts shall not be responsible for IT issue resolution after the initial installation.
  • Municipality will ensure that all computer equipment, software, and related services are used solely for official business by enforcing existing local, state and federal laws that govern the use of government property and equipment.
  • Municipality must be a member in good standing with LMA for the current year and for the previous two years.
  • Municipality must submit a written request to the appropriate LMA District Vice-President justifying the need for the product or service.
  • Upon approval by the LMA district vice president, the request must be submitted, in writing, to the LMA IT Director.
  • Municipality agrees that LMA is not responsible for website updates or for payment of recurring costs of domain and/or website maintenance.
  • Municipality agrees that LMA is not responsible for the monitoring or the renewal of cloud products. Payment of recurring costs, updates or consultant fees will be the responsibility of the Municipality.
  • Municipality must provide a dedicated staff contact for assistance in sending and approving content to the web developer.

How To Participate

To participate in MAP-IT and receive technology assistance, contact your LMA District Vice President! 

See below for a list of district vice presidents. 

NameCompanyAddressWork PhoneEmailChapter
Honorable K. W. GaspardHaughtonPO Box 729 Haughton, LA 71037-0729(318) 949-9401mayor@haughtonla.govA872d638f-f656-4d3a-8094-502e819242db
Honorable Ronny WalkerRustonP.O. Box 2069 Ruston, LA 71273-2069(318) 251-8621ronnywalker@rustonla.govB1bae7fb3-c43f-4f91-8076-df12397664b5
Honorable Staci Albritton MitchellWest Monroe2305 N. 7th Street West Monroe, LA 71291-5256(318)
Honorable Keith LewingAnacocoP.O. Box 16 Anacoco, LA 71403-0016(337) 239-0215municipalclerk@anacocotownhall.comDb18c3934-de46-474a-b4b6-6973cd06f64c
Honorable Rich DupreePinevilleP.O. Box 3820 Pineville, LA 71361-3820(318) 449-5650mayor@pineville.netE496b124b-ec82-4838-ab15-d7da4710c81c
Honorable Charles JamesSunset211 Marie Street Sunset, LA 70584-6118(337) 662-5296mayor@townofsunset.comF00df223c-4e66-40b9-a854-352f1eca62b5
Honorable Charles E. RobichauxRayne801 The Boulevard, Po Box 69 PO Box 69 Rayne 70578(337) 849-8046mayor@rayne.orgG4f3bc920-206d-4a21-96ee-00845d2834a8
Honorable Edwin M. Reeves, Jr.PlaqueminePO Box 675 Plaquemine, LA 70765-0675(225) 687-3116ereevesjr@plaquemine.orgH8ec3839e-a441-4f6e-823c-9e98f328b325
Honorable Jean P. PelloatMadisonville209 Hwy 22 W Madisonville, LA 70447-0160(985) 845-7311jpelloatmayor@townofmadisonville.orgIb000ed56-8df2-44da-920e-ed108142fc33
Honorable Rodney A. GroganPattersonP.O. Box 367 Patterson, LA 70392(985) 395-5205rgrogan@cityofpattersonla.govJ1704a4fb-cda3-488c-b10f-36aa70f001c3