About the IT Department

Information Technology (IT) provides the City with a high-speed network that allows for communication, document sharing, and data recording. IT works to ensure that City information is always accessible by residents and staff. A chief task of the IT Department is to acquire, implement, and maintain the hardware and software that City operations depend on. This includes office computers, audio/visual equipment, phones and tablets used in the field, and the servers and cabling the compose the network. IT plays a lead role in the Mayor's SomerStat Initiative, which allows the City to track the performance of City resources and programs and make informed policy and planning decisions.