During Tuesday’s Mobile City Council meeting, Mayor Sandy Stimpson recognized members of his Information Technology Task Force for their efforts to improve the city’s computer systems.
Stimpson created the volunteer task force shortly after taking office in 2013 to help his administration conduct a review of the city’s information technology capabilities.
After hours of research, interviews and evaluations, the city decided to pursue modules offered by Tyler Technologies, according to a statement. Implementation of the new software system will begin on Wednesday.
“This task force sacrificed their time and energy to search for a solution to the city’s obsolete software system,” Stimpson said in the statement. “I am proud of their efforts and their selection of Tyler Technologies. This world-class system will revolutionize how the City of Mobile operates and the members of this task force played a key role in the selection process.”
The task force included Chairman Dr. Alec Yasinsac, dean of the School of Computing at the University of South Alabama; David Aldridge, with Mobile County Public Schools; Manoj Annyarumbhatla, of Infinity Client Solutions; Joe Bullard, of Joe Bullard Automotive; Boyd Douglas, of CPSI; Liz Freeman, of Long’s Human Resources; Russell Hoover, of Smith, Dukes & Buckalew, Chris Lee, of the J.L. Bedsole Foundations, Andy Newton, of Southern Light, Nick Ott, of Scotch Gulf Lumber, Dean Parker, of Vita Capital, Michael Pierce, of the MLK Avenue Redevelopment; Davis Pilot, of Pilot Catastrophe; Nick Robinson, or Armbrecht Jackson; Chris Sylvester, of the Mitchell Company and Bestor Ward, of Ward Properties.