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Welcom OnBoard, Las Vegas!

2022-09-26T13:39:33+00:00September 28th, 2022|#clerkslife, boards and commissions, OnBoard|

Ve-gas! Ve-gas!We want to welcome Las Vegas, Nev. to the OnBoard family! Las Vegas chose OnBoard to manage their boards and committees. Now City officials, staff, and the community find it easy to access key information, and staff can accept and manage applications. As you might imagine, there are plenty of specialized boards and commissions in [...]

Election connection

2022-09-13T18:05:44+00:00September 21st, 2022|#clerkslife, city managers, elections, local government, organizing, volunteer management, vote|

Poll workers are an essential part of the election process. They're also harder to find than in the past. Enter Power the Polls. According to a recent article on GovExec, this nonpartisan, nonprofit group has been helping recruit poll workers since 2020. Jane Slusser, the program manager, said, "We will have a lot of recruitment [...]

Welcome OnBoard!

2022-07-20T15:39:20+00:00July 20th, 2022|Uncategorized|

This month we welcome the City of Caldwell, Idaho to the OnBoard family! Caldwell chose OnBoard as their board and commission management solution. Now officials, staff, board members and the community can easily access board information. Caldwell is on the western edge of Treasure Valley, and is in the Boise metro area. It's home to [...]

Riding the retirement wave

2022-07-19T14:25:05+00:00July 13th, 2022|#clerkslife, local government, municipal clerks, office management, productivity, recommended reading, work-life balance|

"Retired. Gone fishing." We received that exact auto-response to a recent email. Back in January, we talked about MarketWatch's article, the "Great Resignation," and how it was impacting local governments. We've certainly seen an uptick in retirements among our own local government friends and contacts. Recently, the International City Managers' Association (ICMA) followed up with [...]

July is National Parks & Recreation Month!

2022-07-11T19:21:20+00:00July 6th, 2022|accessibility, ClerkBase, local government, records management|

The National Parks and Recreation Association designates July as the month National Parks & Recreation Month. Its purpose is to recognize the professionals and volunteers who make our local parks function all year. The Association has a toolkit to help local governments Rise Up for their parks department workers. A few things we learned from [...]

Smart Cities in 2022

2022-06-22T16:31:25+00:00June 22nd, 2022|smart cities|

A lot of city services generate data about who uses their services, when, how and why. Smart Cities are cities that not only gather that data, but analyze and use it to improve efficiencies and services. They share the data among departments to get the most benefit from it. StateTech Magazine has identified 7 Smart [...]

Imagining the ideal city

2022-06-09T16:43:05+00:00June 9th, 2022|cities, planning|

  Apartment Therapy recently shared an article on what makes an "ideal city" in the era of climate change. Artists at SPACE10 used climate, environmental and housing data to build three speculative cities that marry climate solutions with quality-of-life to create sustainable cities in different environments. Focusing on Coastal, Solar, and Garden environments, the planning [...]

June is Safety Month

2022-06-01T18:00:22+00:00June 1st, 2022|#clerkslife, emergency preparedness|

The National Safety Council designates June as National Safety Month, where individuals, employers and governments can learn more about safety. Each week of June has its own theme. This year they're focusing on: 1. Musculoskeletal Disorders 2. Workplace Impairment 3. Injury Prevention 4. Slips, Trips and Falls While the National Safety Council focuses primarily on [...]

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