SouthEast Association of 
Telecommunications Officers & Advisors

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About Us

The SouthEast Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, Inc. (SEATOA) is a social welfare organization which operates as a Georgia non-profit corporation under US Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(4). It is composed of individuals and organizations serving citizens through city and county government and regional authorities in the states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee in the development, regulation, and administration of voice, video, data communications, broadband and PEG operations and information systems services.

SEATOA is a Regional Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). The Mission of NATOA is to support and serve the communications interests and needs of local governments. It is a professional association made up of individuals and organizations responsible for - or advising those responsible for - communications policies and services in local governments throughout the country.

Our Mission

The purposes of SEATOA include:

  • Establishing and administering a system for the sharing of information about communications, information, cable and telecommunications issues and activities that impact local communities including those regulated by the local, state or federal government.

  • Providing education and training for local government officials to enhance the capacity of local governments to deal with communications, information, cable television, and telecommunications issues.

  • Providing education and training for local and state government officials to improve local governments’ administration of cable television and telecommunications franchises and their use of communications, information, and cable systems.

  • Providing technical and other informational assistance to the membership.

  • Researching, representing, and advocating as appropriate for local government needs in the use, development, and regulation of communications, information, cable television and telecommunications systems, in accordance with the policies developed and approved by the membership.

  • Providing a forum for open and balanced discussion and debate of controversial issues.
  • Developing and maintaining a professional code of ethics for the conduct of SEATOA members.

  • Communicating cooperatively with other professional organizations for the overall improvement of communications and information services to the public.
  • Assisting in the development and operation of telecommunications and information networks for local communities.

  • Any other purpose determined by the membership consistent with the Georgia Nonprofit Corporation Code.

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P.O. Box 1176, Pineville, NC 28134   704.541.5787    seatoa@carolina.rr.com
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