On November 3, 2010 the seminar of the Association of Municipalities of Estonia (EMOVL) took place. One of the topics for discussion was the Estonian local government capacity index, which was initiated and prepared by Geomedia. Geomedia’s consultant Rivo Noorkõiv stepped forward as the keynote speaker. The goals, methodology, data definitions, and the possibilities of using national registers were presented together with the analysis of the results of the research and the possible future developments of local governments. EMOVL council members, professor Sulev Mäeltsemees, professor Georg Sootla and lecturer Sulev Lääne participated in the the subsequent discussion.