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The ghosts of boards past

2021-10-19T16:20:15+00:00October 20th, 2021|#clerkslife, boards and commissions, historical records, OnBoard, Uncategorized|

  Are long-gone people and boards still haunting your spreadsheets? Those committee members retired over a year ago. That commission was disbanded. The exploratory task force completed its mission. And yet their presence lingers on in inaccurate and bloated lists. OnBoard's easy reports let you immediately see whose term is expiring, or which seats are [...]

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

2021-10-14T18:32:45+00:00October 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|

We've all heard the horror stories about a local government having its data hijacked by ransomware. Retrieving highjacked or locked data can cost thousands of dollars. This is truly one of those situations where an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has an impressive [...]

Local government’s silver tsunami

2021-10-07T19:37:29+00:00October 7th, 2021|#clerkslife|

In the last year, it's seemed like there have been more retirements than usual among our local government friends. Turns out, it's not just us. Route Fifty reports on the findings of MissionSquare Research Institute, and the indications suggest a boom in retirements. The improvement in the economy since the recession of 2009, coupled with [...]

Outsmarting Autonumbering

2021-09-29T15:29:44+00:00September 29th, 2021|tips and tricks|

So you're typing along in Word, and you start a paragraph with A. or I., and all of a sudden, autonumbering kicks in. It's frustrating, but there's a pretty easy fix that will keep your lines nice and neat. It's the "undo" button in the ribbon (or CTRL-Z for keyboard shortcut fans). Undo removes the [...]

These are the most commonly misspelled search words

2021-09-22T15:44:23+00:00September 22nd, 2021|#clerkslife|

Now that most of us are back into the rhythm of the school year, check out this list of the most commonly misspelled search words in every state. AT&T researched the most commonly searched spellings (as in, "how to spell ______") and came up with this interesting report. Most municipal professionals are good spellers, but [...]

September is National Preparedness Month

2021-09-22T15:38:50+00:00September 1st, 2021|#clerkslife, agendas and minutes, boards and commissions, cities, city managers, ClerkBase, emergency preparedness|

2021 has already seen multiple emergencies for many localities. For local governments, the top priority is the health and safety of residents. They also need to protect municipal records. ClerkBase is here to help. ClerkBase's open government solutions keep agencies' minutes, agendas, video, supporting documentation, and board information safe and secure in any emergency, and [...]

Socially distanced summer fun

2020-06-18T21:35:22+00:00June 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

It's summer, and warmer weather is luring people outdoors. Exercise and socialization are important for health, but it's still important to maintain social distance as well. As Cleveland.com reports, Akron, Ohio has instituted some socially distant summer programs that might be good ideas in your community as well. A few ideas include: scavenger hunts radio [...]

Ice-breakers for remote meetings

2020-05-18T19:03:54+00:00May 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

That first few minutes of a remote meeting can be a little awkward. You can break the ice before you get down to business with these tips from GovLoop. Hint: most will work for in-person meetings, too! 1. Ask a simple question. GovLoop offers some great examples! 2. Show off your work-from-home set up. Bring [...]

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