What is ALGIM?

ALGIM (Association of Local Government Information Management) provides professional development and thought leadership across a range of local government professions. Our roots are in ICT, but over the years we've expanded to encompass the traditional IT roles, IT infrastructure, web and digital, information and records management, customer service, and GIS.

Whether it's our three high-calibre conferences, training academy, scholarships, awards, and networking, we provide dozens of options for further training, education and professional development.

We also offer thought leadership to the local government sector through our best practice toolkits, advocacy, research, auditing and mystery shops, and shared services.

We are a not-for-profit, registered charity. Charity Commission number CC 53472.

ALGIM Board

ALGIM's Board is made up of representatives from 10 councils, along with a representative from the Audit Office and one life member. This council representation means ALGIM is well and truly by local government, for local government.

See our current Board here.

LOLA - our international alliance

ALGIM is a founding member of the Linked Organisations of Local Authority ICT Societies (LOLA), and international group of organisations with similar goals. LOLA continues to grow, and current membership includes organisations from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Netherlands,USA, UK, and Sweden.

Each year LOLA meets in a different member country to share ideas and network. You can find out more about LOLA at lola-ict.org.

ALGIM Constitution

The ALGIM constitution outlines the objectives, rules, goals, and more, of the Association. You can view it here.

A brief history of ALGIM

ALGIM was initially founded in 1975 by an enthusiastic group of EDP Managers known as the Information Technology Management Group (ITMG), which was part of the New Zealand Local Government Association (NZLGA).

In 1995 ITMG became independent of the NZLGA.  As a result the Association of Local Government Information Management was officially established on July 1 1996.  The inaugural meeting of ALGIM was held on 22 - 23 April 1996.

Throughout its existence ALGIM has performed many valuable functions including:

  • An annual flagship conference for information services staff of local authorities
  • Four annual symposiums – a GIS, Web, Records Management and Customer Service/Contact Centre Symposium  
  • Creating a forum through events where local government information services staff can network, share knowledge and discuss common issues
  • Organising the annual ALGIM Excellence Awards and other awards programmes to reward top innovation and promote the sharing of systems development
  • Resolving national local government ICT issues
  • Consulting with councils to enhance their information technology capabilities
  • Representation on national bodies and peer groups
  • Developing a wide range of leading local government IT/IM products and services to benefit members
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