How to Better Manage Local Government Boards/Commissions
For clerks at local governments of all sizes, managing boards/commissions can be a very manual and time-consuming process. For many, it’s a pieced together using Excel, calendar reminders and it’s difficult for the public to know who’s on each board or how to apply. Stephen Powell (MMC), City Clerk at the City of Shawnee and Sabrena Reinhardt (CMC, NCCMC), Town Clerk/Administrative Manager at the Town of Leland have both launched an end-to-end automated process to automatically track board terms, new applications and provide the public with a user-friendly online portal which includes membership, board rosters, and public service records. Stephen and Sabrena provide you a behind-the-scenes look at how they’ve done it with help from iCompass’ Board Manager.
- How to automate many of the manual steps Clerks follow to manage boards/commissions today
- How to provide the public with an online portal to submit an application
- How to track new board applicants and existing terms
- How to move board applications through the meeting cycle