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WASHINGTON, D.C.—ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, welcomes TownCloud, a leading innovator in cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) designed for local municipalities, to the ICMA Strategic Partners Program at the Presidential partner level.
TownCloud is the complete, modern application platform designed and built exclusively to meet local governments’ needs. All TownCloud applications are designed to make implementation fast and easy and to provide local governments with unprecedented capabilities for citizen participation and transparency.
“We at ICMA look forward to working with our new partner, TownCloud,” said ICMA Executive Director Marc A. Ott. “TownCloud is on a mission, not only to make cloud technology more accessible to local governments, but to educate communities on how they can best take advantage of this powerful tool. We welcome TownCloud’s expertise and knowledge as part of this partnership.”
"We are very pleased to partner with ICMA,” says TownCloud Founder Dennis Harward. “The goals of TownCloud are aligned with the mission of ICMA. We believe that this partnership will provide many benefits to both organizations."
As part of this partnership, TownCloud will underwrite “LGR: Local Government Review,” a special section of ICMA’s flagship PM (Public Management) magazine, which presents key research findings and expert insights about local government issues and trends.
TownCloud also contributed to ICMA’s second annual e-book, 18 on 2018: Predictions on Local Government from 18 Experts, and will host the ICMA webinar, “The Cloud: Using Information to Engage Your Community,” on March 28, 2018.
ICMA created its Strategic Partners Program in 1996 as an access point for private sector participation in association programs and activities. ICMA Strategic Partners help professional local government managers and their staffs by showcasing leading practice solutions and providing thought leadership.
ICMA, the International City/County Management Association advances professional local government management worldwide through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics. ICMA provides member support; publications; data and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to more than 11,000 city, town, and county experts and other individuals and organizations throughout the world. The management decisions made by ICMA's members affect millions of individuals living in thousands of communities, from small villages and towns to large metropolitan areas.
TownCloud is the first cloud-based, comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) system available for local governments. TownCloud’s system provides a stark alternative to the high cost of premise-based systems available in the market today. With 100 percent web-based training, implementation and operating costs will be the lowest (by far) in an industry that is ripe for disruption. TownCloud’s team has more than 30 years’ experience.