Civica Launches Mobile-Friendly Website For Geospatial Information & Technology Association

The Geospatial Information & Technology Association has a new mobile-friendly website through the efforts of the association’s leaders as well as of Civica Associations, Conferences & Exhibitions, which provides headquarters services for GITA.

The website launched Dec. 1 at the same URL as the previous website,

The new site is responsive, meaning it provides an optimal viewing experience across a wide range of devices — phones, tablets, notebooks and desktops. It also features many new members-only communication channels, including association-wide Community Forums and Discussion Circles tailored to various geospatial interests.

As the association indicated today:

This website will help us keep our membership connected. With social networking tools for staying in touch and a space dedicated to sharing materials, our members can form new, professional connections with fellow colleagues. Member groups can be formed based on geographic region, issues, etc. Professionals say that one of the biggest reasons they join their association is the opportunity to collaborate and network with fellow members. We now have these wonderful tools to help with just that. You’ll find more information and instructions on the website about how to participate in our social community.

Over the next few weeks, Civica will work to get individual and organizational members signed in for the first time to the new site.

Civica Managing Partner To Serve On ASAE's Council For AMCs

Civica Associations Conferences & Exhibitions Managing Partner Don Knox has been named to the Association Management Company Section Council of the American Society of Association Executives.

The appointment is through August 1, 2019, with three one-year extensions possible.

The section is the professional home for principals and staff of AMCs. Membership in the section provides resources for AMC professionals who face the same challenges and share the same opportunities. The section council ensures that ASAE provides programs, services, and information that serve association professionals who are working in or interested in working in an association management company.

Knox, a former business editor of The Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News, founded Civica in 2011 to help creatively meet the management and headquarters needs of small- to mid-sized trade associations and professional societies. The company provides full-service management to nearly two dozen national, regional and statewide organizations.

The AMC Section Council next meets February 6-8, 2019, in Austin, Texas.

ASAE Names Civica An Approved Provider Of CAE Credits

The American Society of Association Executives has designated Civica Associations Conferences & Exhibitions as an approved provider of continuing education for association professionals hoping to earn or renew their Certified Association Executive credential.

Civica is the first Colorado-headquartered association management company, or AMC, to be so selected.

CAE Approved Providers are organizations that formally register with the CAE program and are committed to providing education that meets the CAE Commission’s standards for helping individuals earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE Approved Providers have received guidance on such standards and pledged to properly represent course eligibility for CAE credit.

“When selecting a CAE-eligible course from a CAE Approved Provider, CAEs and CAE candidates can be confident that the course will be recognized for CAE credit as advertised,” the American society says. The CAE program encourages candidates and CAEs to consider qualifying courses from CAE Approved Providers to meet the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the CAE credential.

Kim Gill, MA, CAE, and a Civica chief staff executive, is heading Civica’s CAE education efforts.

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GITA Selects Civica For Headquarters Management

The Geospatial Information and Technology Association has selected Civica Associations Conferences & Exhibitions for its headquarters management, beginning September 1, 2018. A two-week transition of the organization began August 15, 2018. 

GITA is the premier industry association for enriching the broader geospatial community. Its mission is to educate, connect and advocate for the geospatial community.

GITA, until recently managed from St. Paul, Minnesota, has its roots in Colorado, home to the geospatial industry's "Keystone Conferences" beginning in 1978. Those conferences led in 1982 to the founding of a nonprofit organization, then called AM/FM International, "to serve this growing industry with an educational forum to exchange ideas and keep up with changing technologies."

In 1998, to better reflect the association's new focus, AM/FM International changed its name to the Geospatial Information & Technology Association. Today, GITA's North America operations are conducted within six regions. The association also has international affiliates in Japan, Hungary and Australia/New Zealand.

Civica will staff GITA's headquarters office, performing membership and financial services and advising the organization's board, among other duties. 

AAEP Selects Civica For Headquarters Management

The American Association for Emergency Psychiatry has selected Civica Associations Conferences & Exhibitions for its headquarters management, beginning August 1, 2018. A two-month transition of the organization began June 1, 2018. 

AAEP is is a multidisciplinary organization that serves as the voice of emergency mental health. The membership includes directors of psychiatric emergency services and emergency departments, psychiatrists, emergency physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, physician assistants, educators and other professionals involved in emergency psychiatry.

Civica will staff AAEP's headquarters office, performing membership, financial and conference-planning services and advising the organization's board, among other duties. 

NHCA Selects Civica For Headquarters Management

The National Hearing Conservation Association has selected Civica Associations Conferences & Exhibitions for its headquarters management, beginning July 1, 2018. A one-month transition of the organization began June 1, 2018.

NHCA's mission is to prevent hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society. 

The founders of NHCA were mainly audiologists and otolaryngologists who were concerned with the serious problem of noise-induced hearing impairment resulting from occupational exposure to noise. NHCA was created to provide a forum where others of similar persuasion could share information and gain increased insights regarding occupational hearing conservation.

Civica will staff NHCA's headquarters office, performing membership, financial and conference-planning services and advising the organization's board, among other duties. 

RMC Health Retains Civica To Plan 2018 "Healthy Schools Leadership Retreat"

RMC Health of Lakewood, Colorado, has retained Civica Association Conferences & Exhibitions to provide conference-planning services for the organization's 2018 "Healthy Schools Leadership Retreat" at Keystone Conference Center in Dillon, Colorado. 

The retreat is Colorado’s leading school health conference. Held biannually, it allows the Colorado healthy schools community to share best practices, network and discuss how the community can continue to put a focus on a coordinated school health approach in Colorado.

The participants have the opportunity to help define what it means to be a ‘healthy school,’ and to gain exposure to their programs and activities.  Many of the programs highlighted serve as blueprints for school programs across the country.

This year's retreat is Wednesday, June 6 – Friday, June 8. The retreat website is here.

ABOUT RMC HEALTH: For 40 years, RMC Health has promoted the health of children and youth across the United States by providing exceptional professional development, trainings, technical assistance, and health-related program and resource development. Each year it conducts trainings for teachers, administrators, school nurses, school counselors, and public health professionals and staff at government agencies and nonprofit organizations. 

Civica Now Providing Membership Services To APHN, An Existing Client

Association of Public Health Nurses, a Civica conference client for two years, has also retained the company to provide membership services.

APHN works to protect and promote the health and safety of the public by fostering high public health nursing practice standards, promoting and providing educational opportunities, and advancing the public health nursing role.

The organization has a rich history. It began as the Association of State & Territorial Directors of Nursing (ASTDN) in 1935 as an advisory group of state health department nurses. It has grown over the years and continues today as active organization of public health nurses from across the United States and its Territories.

APHN is an affiliate of the Association of State & Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and is a member of the Quad Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations.


CHC Retains Civica For Management Services

Colorado Healthcare Communicators has retained Civica for a variety of management services beginning March 1, 2018, and continuing through Dec. 31, 2018. 

CHC is a non-profit organization serving healthcare communications specialists across the state. Its members work in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, mental health agencies, physician offices, and non-profit advocacy organizations, and serve critical roles in public relations, communications, marketing and media relations.

Through its education and networking opportunities, CHC helps its members and sponsors maximize the impact of their work and advance their careers.