Mayor heads new information technology committee
July 8, 2003
Georgetown Mayor Hamilton Green has been elected Chairperson of the newly-established Management Information Systems Committee, which has been set up to develop and supervise a state-of-the-art integrated information technology system to serve the municipality.
According to a press statement from the Mayor’s office, Green, along with four councillors, the Town Clerk, and the IT, Human Resources Management, Finance, Internal Audit and Public Relations heads of departments, will co-ordinate the technology systems among municipal departments.
Green, noting that it had been his vision from the outset, said that by coordinating the implementation of advanced computer, internet and telecommunications technologies, the council would continue to see significant increases in customer service, while reducing the financial costs incurred by the municipality.
Waynewright Orderson, head of the IT Division, shared this view, adding that by utilising computer technology, such as the internet, more effectively, the municipality will in turn make the citizens’ interactions with City Hall easier.
Deputy Mayor Robert Williams added that in order to accomplish these goals the Technology Steering Committee, will also address how to better recruit, retain and train information technology staff.
New technology will be used to transform municipal services making information and services available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week via automated telephone systems and the internet, the statement said.
The terms of reference for the Committee were ratified by the full council at its statutory meeting of June 23, 2003.