Who We Are

Founded in 1980, NATOA offers a wide range of advocacy services to members representing cities, towns, counties and commissions across the country. Join us and take your seat at the table today!

NATOA is the nationally recognized leader in local government communications practices and policy. We provide you the tools to stay on top of the latest trends, products and best practices and advocate for your rights.                     Together we make it work -- add your voice today!

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Get Ahead
  • Advocacy and Legislative Updates at the Federal Level, including Capitol Hill, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Courts
Get Current

     Analysis of Emerging Issues In:

  • Local Government Telecom Policy
  • Broadband Planning Best Practices
  • Cable Franchising & Renewals
  • Operation of Public, Education and Government (PEG) Channels
  • Rights-of-Way (ROW) and Zoning related to Wireline/Wireless, Small Cell, 5G
Get Connected

     Dynamic, Informative & Engaging Annual Conference

  • Network with members from cities, towns and counties across the country
  • Achieve professional recognition for PEG programming and broadband projects
  • Catch the latest on emerging issues
  • Test-ride cutting edge technology
Get Involved

     Educational Opportunities:

  • Webinars, national directory, newsletters
  • Committee discussions, calls and forums
  • National conference speaking, mentoring and networking opportunities
  • Access to exclusive, specialized listservs

Our Pledge to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

NATOA models inclusion and embraces diverse backgrounds and perspectives of those with whom we work and the members and communities we serve. We are committed to building an association that is diverse across many dimensions including age, gender, gender identity, ability, education, ethnicity, nationality, political opinion, professional experience, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status.

NATOA promotes an inclusive and welcoming environment that embraces diverse perspectives, cultures, and experiences. We are committed to supporting and sustaining an environment that facilitates open dialogue, learning, leadership, and growth for all of our members.