MAV Technology was established by the Municipal Association of Victoria in 2004. It is an independently funded group of local government IT, digital and business transformation practitioners, who are committed to demonstrating leadership to improve council and community services.
MAV Technology provides member councils with:
- Communication channels for members to share ideas, resources, knowledge and experiences;
- Collaborative procurement opportunities to reduce costs and increase efficiency;
- Conference and forum events to encourage discussion and innovation;
- Workshops to share knowledge and expertise;
- Training programs for professional development;
- Awards to encourage and recognise innovation in ICT (Information & Communication Technologies);
- Advocacy for major transformative initiatives;
- A platform to collaborate with other levels of government and local government associations;
- Membership of LOLA International local government digital society.
MAV Technology is an advisory group of the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV). The MAV is a membership association and the legislated peak body for local government in Victoria, incorporated by an Act of State Parliament. Membership of the MAV is voluntary and all 79 Victorian councils are currently members.
MAV Technology membership is available to all Victorian Councils by annual subscription. Membership entitles ALL council employees and Councillors to access MAV Technology resources, events and communication networks. Associate membership is available to interstate members of LGITSA, LGTAS, LGAQ, WALGA, LGNT, LGNSW.
MAV Technology is governed by an annually elected Executive Committee of representatives from member councils and the MAV. It operates under an MOU with the MAV, working towards a common goal of providing technology and digital advice, capability, services, resources and events to member councils through five sub-committees.
All MAV Technology member councils are eligible to nominate representatives to participate on the MAV Technology Executive Committee for a term of two years. Successive terms are permissible. The call for nominations for available positions occurs annually in July/August.
2022 Executive Committee
Representation from regional, rural and metropolitan councils with a broad range of skills, experience, expertise and interest areas:
Justine Resta, Transformation Office Manager, City of Greater Geelong (Chair)
Tammy Smith, Director Business Strategy & Performance, Yarriambiack Shire Council (Deputy Chair)
Roger Verwey, Manager Information Services, Hobsons Bay City Council
David Bellchambers, Manager Information Technology, Manningham Council
Will McIntosh, Architecture & Data Capability Manager, City of Melbourne
Matthew Swards, Manager, Integrated Strategic Planning, City of Ballarat
Margherita Barbante, Manager Information Services, City of Yarra
Russell Bennett, Manager Business Systems, Southern Grampians Shire Council
Hans Wolf, Chief Information & Transformation Officer, Moonee Valley City Council
Pallav Ahuja, Manager Projects and Innovation, Brimbank City Council
Carolynne Roberts, Coordinator ICT, Golden Plains Shire Council
Shweta Babbar, Director Business Innovation and Culture, Frankston City Council
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