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 computers and 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 computer 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 current have no, or severely limited computer and Internet capabilities. 

1.   Municipalities with no or outdated computers may receive: 

  • One desktop computer and necessary related equipment such as mouse, keyboard, monitor, speakers, etc;
  • One printer;
  • Microsoft Office Home and Business
  • Installation by the LMA IT Director and/or staff

2.  Municipalities who have previously received a CiTAP program computer may receive:

  • A replacement computer after either:
    • 5 years from the date of receipt of the original CiTAP computer or:
    • As recommended by the LMA IT Director and approved by the LMA Vice President.
  • Installation of the replacement computer by the LMA IT Director and/or staff

3.  Other products a municipality may receive:

  • Security software
  • Municipal website assistance, up to $2500, for products and services performed by the LMA IT staff and/or LMA’s contract website vendor.No payment will be made directly to any municipality.
  • Other products or services as recommended by the LMA IT Director and approved by the LMA Vice President


 

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.LMA 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 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 computers and internet technology assistance, contact your LMA District Vice President! 

See below for a list of district vice presidents.. 

NameCompanyAddressWork PhoneEmailChapter
Honorable Peggy AdkinsSareptaPO Box 283 Sarepta, LA 71071-0283(318) 847-4333sareptamayor@gmail.comA963b9434-95fc-48e5-9ac4-e8188b7793d7
Honorable Ronny WalkerRustonP.O. Box 2069 Ruston, LA 71273-2069(318) 251-8621rwalker@ruston.orgB1bae7fb3-c43f-4f91-8076-df12397664b5
Honorable Adam T. HollandOak Grove407 E Main St Oak Grove, LA 71263-2552(318) 428-3275adam@townofoakgrove.comCd8243e7f-7da2-49f8-a527-31bafb81ab54
Honorable Rick AllenLeesvilleP.O. Box 1191 Leesville, LA 71446-1191(337) 239-2444rick.allen@leesvillela.govD8b199110-3b14-4279-81e3-44fcfea02fe1
Honorable Nathan MartinPineville300 Pearce Rd Pineville, LA 71360(318) 640-4300nmartin@pineville.netE3f625f70-9cf8-44a4-9218-db4e15111c8e
Honorable Charles JamesSunset211 Marie Street Sunset, LA 70584-6118(337) 662-5296mayor@townofsunset.comF00df223c-4e66-40b9-a854-352f1eca62b5
Honorable Kenneth O. StinsonVinton1200 Horridge Street Vinton, LA 70668-3820(337) 589-7453mayor@cityofvinton.comGca51fa6a-deff-4cac-8b97-8b6ae8eb4c4f
Honorable David H. ToupsAddisPO Box 237 Addis, LA 70710-0237(225) 687-4844david@addisla.orgHe12103e9-3a05-40e1-9f95-548c4cd88630
Honorable Donald J. VillereMandeville3101 E Causeway Approach Mandeville, LA 70448-3511(985) 626-1082dvillere@cityofmandeville.comI6b5e03ad-1d30-41fd-a99b-8bccf04706e6
Honorable Rodney A. GroganPattersonP.O. Box 367 Patterson, LA 70392(985) 395-5205rgrogan@cityofpattersonla.govJ1704a4fb-cda3-488c-b10f-36aa70f001c3