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Revealed: The True Cost of Paper-Based Agenda and Records Systems


A manual approach to agenda management could be costing your local government more than you realize.  iCompass’ 3rd Annual Municipal Clerks Survey found Clerks dedicate 51% of their work-hours to legislative duties, such as meeting minutes, agenda management, records management and legislative tracking. But the big takeaway is how this 20 hours per a week is being spent. Despite all the time and effort spent, local governments, particularly Clerks and City Managers, still face a serious risk of lawsuit, the loss of public trust and media scrutiny.

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The 3 Most Challenging Barriers to Paperless Agendas And How to Overcome Them


When it comes to implementing a paperless agenda management system at your organization, it’s often much easier than you’d expect. However, there are still a number of things to consider – whether that be questions over budget, time or reluctance over using new technology.

 

Anne Uecker has used AgendaFree, the first free agenda management tool for local governments, since August 2015 with great success.  In this blog, you’ll learn a bit about her experience with the tool.  But before she arrived at this solution there were a few barriers she had to overcome along the way. Here are three of the most challenging questions she faced, and the strategies she used to get around them.

 

3 Transparency Tips from the County of Lennox and Addington


In our recent webinar Bringing Information to the People: Transparency Tips for Small/Mid Sized Local Governments, we had a great conversation with Tracey McKenzie from the County of Lennox & Addington, Ontario about  how her organization manages to achieve such a high standard of transparency while dealing with limited staff and resources.

 

While a common barrier to organizational change can be finding the budget, staff time and buy-in from other departments or council members, our discussion revealed some compelling reasons why organizations should make improved transparency a priority NOW.

ClerkOn 2015 Municipal Clerks Survey Now Released


It's an exciting day as ClerkOn and iCompass releases its 3rd Annual ClerkOn North American Municipal Clerks Survey.  It's been designed to identify key trends and priorities for Clerks across North America.  With respondents expected from coast to coast, it will provide a regional, national and international look into the Clerk's community and discussion across North America. In an ongoing partnership with the IIMC and the Municipal Clerks Education Fund we are donating $1 for every response to help support the training and continuing education of Clerks across North America.

 

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