Management of Information Services

Management of Information Systems (MIS) provides computer-related support for all Town of Bethlehem departments. MIS also serves the town as a central technological resource and assists with any town-related technology needs, concerns, and requests.  MIS purchases and maintains desktop and server hardware and software and maintains the network on which they communicate.  MIS stores and protects business-critical digital data necessary for town operations. The MIS Department also integrates town users with the external users they must report to, such as the state, the county, and financial institutions.  The town website is also maintained by the MIS Department.  The MIS Department consists of a director, a programmer / analyst, and a network / web specialist.

The department assists with the research and integration of newer technologies that streamline internal work processes, enhance services, and promote community involvement with government activities.  MIS supports approximately 160 computer desktops and laptops,11 network servers, three iSeries servers, over 50 printers, two large format plotters, multiple Cisco switching devices, network firewalls, and anti-virus / anti-spam solutions. Approximately 60 software applications are also supported by the MIS department.  MIS also supports the in-house broadcast studio and streaming and archiving of video meeting content.

Jeffrey Dammeyer Receives the 2007 Frank C. Moore Award from the ASPA
Judith Kehoe, Town of Bethlehem Comptroller - Presenter of Award; Jeffrey Dammeyer, Town of Bethlehem Director of MIS; and Michael Christakis, Ph.D., President of the Empire State Capital Area Chapter of ASPA

Frank C. Moore Award
The Frank C. Moore Award is presented in recognition of outstanding service by an individual that has exemplified superior management and administration within local government, and which has contributed significantly to the resolution of a major governmental problem, to the development of a major governmental program, or that has affected major economies and/or efficiencies in the governmental process.  The service rendered may be recent and singular or may encompass a series of accomplishments over a period of time.  Such achievements should be far in excess of the normal expectations of the duties of the nominee's position and the level of the position within the organization.

Jeffrey Dammeyer has forged new pathways for operations in the Town of Bethlehem by eliminating manual processes and implementing new technologies for thirteen operating divisions to enable the town to "do more, with less."  Mr. Dammeyer has created and maintained the town's website in a format that is both user-friendly and reflects positively on the community.  In 2007, Mr. Dammeyer and his staff launched an e-newsletter to subscribers, which has been lauded for its relevant content and its format.  He is vigilant about security and protects system integrity against external threats by updating the hardware with the latest security software.  He is a leader who can provide formal training for all users on new applications to continuously promote growth of their skills.  Mr. Dammeyer, as a key member of the town's senior management staff, provides invaluable perspectives on operational and technology issues.  Immediate past town supervisor Theresa Egan nominated Mr. Dammeyer.