The Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisers

Member Benefits

Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy
Your community is well represented on a variety of local government issues on Capitol Hill, at the FCC, and at the state and local level.
Impact:  A community’s financial well being and quality of life related to: Communications law and policy; Broadband deployment; Cable franchising; Wireless Zoning Technology; and PEG.

Regular Communication from NATOA and Members
Stay current on timely policy, legislative and regulatory action at Capitol Hill, the Administration and the FCC, and communities throughout the country. 
Impact: You, your elected officials, and your organization will be better prepared to respond and take action to protect your community’s interests

Access to timely, added-value resources including conferences, webinars, publications, and work through NATOA committees in specific subject areas.
Impact: Personal and professional development

Annual Conference and Awards
Catch up with colleagues, hear from legislators, FCC officials, and industry representatives on the latest news and announcements. Be nationally recognized for your work and efforts.  See firsthand the latest technology tailored to local government operations.  
Impact: Foster relationships and stay current on news and actions, and gain the right training that will help you perform your position more effectively. Shop for the latest local government related technology tools and obtain referrals from colleagues who use the same tools.

Daily Educational Opportunities through Private E-Mail Public Member-Only Listservs
Exchange information, ideas, and address challenges. Learn innovative ways and different perspectives to be successful in your position. 
Impact: Stay current on the latest FCC, Congressional, state actions, judicial decisions, use of technology innovations, and nationally recognized video programming.  Ask a question and get immediate answers from your colleagues all across the country.

Headquarters Staff Assistance and Website
Have access to an award-winning website that offers a variety of exclusive services to its members.  Services coming soon include a searchable library, advocacy position papers and testimony templates, Friends of NATOA Coalition documents, and a national video FTP site to share programming.
Impact: Gain the knowledge, training, and technical information to help you do your job better. Stay connected with other members during the year.  Get instant answers and model documents to help you be more productive.