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October 20, 2005

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Moreno Valley 's Technology Services Division Receives Award of Excellence 

The City of Moreno Valley's Technology Services Division has received an Award of Excellence from the Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC), for Excellence in Information Technology Practices. The award is the division's third consecutive "excellence" award and fifth award overall.

" Moreno Valley is fortunate to have such a talented and highly skilled Technology Services team. Their expertise makes the city more efficient and effective in handling the city's business internally and providing day to day service to our citizens," said Interim Administrative Services Director, Angela Rushen.

The Municipal Information Systems Association of California established the "Excellence in Information Technology practices" program to recognize public agencies efforts in the Information Technology arena. The award means that the City of Moreno Valley's Technology Services Division has demonstrated excellence in the areas of Budgeting, Purchasing, Operations & Staffing, Customer Satisfaction, Internet, Project Management, Professional Development, Security, Base Level Services, and Disaster Preparation and Recovery.

Moreno Valley 's Technology Services staff is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the city's computers, telecommunications, and geographical information systems. The city's technology services staff includes Craig Chernos, Lea Deesing, David Ebarra, Denise Hansen, Mike Heslin, Stephen Jarrett, Richard Kerckoff, Joe Lara, Dori Lienhard, Gordon MacDonald, Dale Mendenhall, Janice Nollar, Scott Simmons, Terry Streich, and Nick Thouas.

MISAC is a statewide organization that has three local chapters (Southern, Central and Northern) and a statewide board. MISAC represents computer and systems professionals in all of the cities and special districts of California . The organization also serves as an advisory body to the League of California Cities.

For more information, contact the city's Media and Communications Office 951.413.3053.