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AI Content in Local Government Office: Friend or Foe?

2024-04-30T17:19:22+00:00May 15th, 2024|technology for municipal professionals|

Municipal clerks strive for efficiency and clear communication with residents. Enter AI-generated content, a rapidly growing field that can be a double-edged sword for local government offices. Let's delve into the hazards and benefits of this new technology: The Power of AI Enhanced Communication: Imagine AI whipping up personalized permit applications or crafting clear, concise public [...]

Conquer Your Computer: Essential Keyboard Shortcuts for PC and Mac

2024-04-17T19:11:28+00:00May 8th, 2024|technology for municipal professionals, time management, tips and tricks|

We all know the frustration of hunting through menus with a mouse. But what if there was a faster, more efficient way to navigate your computer? Enter the wonderful world of keyboard shortcuts! These handy key combinations let you perform actions with a few taps, saving you clicks and precious time. Whether you're a PC [...]

May is National Bicycle Month: Engage Your Residents with Improved Bike Infrastructure!

2024-04-30T17:20:47+00:00May 1st, 2024|cities, citizen participation|

Spring is here, and with it comes the urge to get outside and explore. Cycling offers a healthy, eco-friendly way for residents to navigate your municipality, but is your city ready to accommodate them? People for Bikes: A Resource for Your Community People for Bikes, a cycling advocacy group, provides valuable tools for both cyclists [...]

Beyond “Eat the Frog”: A Modernized Approach to Productivity for Municipal Clerks

2024-02-26T18:08:59+00:00April 10th, 2024|productivity|

The classic "eat the frog first" method, popularized by Brian Tracy, encourages tackling your most challenging task first thing in the morning. While this strategy holds merit, it doesn't always translate perfectly to the dynamic and often unpredictable world of a municipal clerk. A more nuanced approach For municipal clerks, juggling citizen inquiries, managing agendas, [...]

Keeping Municipal Data Safe: How to Password-Protect and Lock for Editing Excel Worksheets on Windows and Mac

2024-03-05T16:46:12+00:00March 6th, 2024|Uncategorized|

For municipal clerks, protecting sensitive data is paramount. Excel is a popular tool for data management, but its accessibility can pose risks. Luckily, both Windows and Mac versions offer ways to safeguard your spreadsheets with password protection and additional "lock for editing" features. Protecting and Locking on Windows: Open the worksheet you want to secure. [...]

The Lowdown on Leap Day: A History for Municipal Clerks

2024-02-27T17:39:21+00:00February 29th, 2024|#clerkslife|

The problem: While a year seems like a neat 365 days, Earth actually takes about 365.25 days to circle the sun. That extra quarter-day adds up over time, messing with the seasons and throwing off important dates like equinoxes. The solution(s): Enter Julius Caesar in 45 BC, the OG leap day enthusiast (or [...]

Greenville, South Carolina: Shining Example of Board Management Excellence with OnBoardGOV

2024-02-07T19:36:04+00:00February 21st, 2024|boards and commissions, OnBoardGOV, OnBoardGOV client spotlight|

The user's view of the OnBoardGOV Seat History page for Greenville, SC We're shining a spotlight on Greenville, South Carolina, a shining example of how OnBoardGOV can revolutionize board and committee management. For years, Greenville has been leveraging the OnBoardGOV platform to streamline processes, boost efficiency, and simplify board applications. Greenville's journey with [...]

Love yourself! Love, ClerkBase

2024-02-14T14:25:15+00:00February 14th, 2024|#clerkslife, career advice, life hacks|

Feeling overwhelmed as a municipal clerk? You're not alone! But you also hold the power to boost your confidence, polish your professionalism, and navigate your work environment. These seven tips may help: Ditch the Comparisons: Comparing yourself to others is a confidence killer. Instead, focus on your own strengths and celebrate your achievements. Remember, everyone [...]

Historic vs. Historical: Don’t Let the Past Confuse You!

2024-02-07T18:40:04+00:00February 6th, 2024|#clerkslife, communication, historical records, local government, municipal clerks, open government|

As local government staff, you're likely the keepers of your community's history. You preserve records, manage landmarks, and maybe even lead tours through charming old buildings. But for describing these treasures, do you ever stumble over the words "historic" and "historical"? Don't worry, you're not alone! A recent article on Apartment Therapy showed "historic" and [...]

Oops, Sent That! How to Unsend an Email in Outlook (maybe)

2024-01-23T16:20:36+00:00January 31st, 2024|#clerkslife, technology for municipal professionals|

We've all been there. You hit send on an email in Outlook, only to realize moments later you forgot that attachment, misspelled the recipient's name, or worse, sent something you deeply regret. Don't panic! Depending on your setup, there are actually ways to unsend that email in Outlook and potentially save yourself from [...]

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