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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 [...]

Are you ready for Municipal Clerks Week?

2022-04-01T17:54:37+00:00April 15th, 2022|#clerkslife, IIMC, municipal clerks|

Municipal Clerks Week is May 1-7, just a couple of short weeks away! Is your community ready to recognize and celebrate the work that your municipal clerk does? If you're unsure what that is, an article from International City/County Management Association (ICMA) lists five things to know about Municipal Clerks' responsibilities: Professionalism. Many states mandate [...]

Show the local gov love

2022-02-02T17:07:28+00:00February 2nd, 2022|#clerkslife, local government, social media|

Back in 2019, ICMA had a campaign to "spread the love" in local government offices with some Valentine's e-cards to show your colleagues and community how much you care. We thought it was worth bringing back. After the past couple of years, showing our colleagues that they're valued and appreciated is more important than ever. [...]

The dragon conundrum

2022-01-26T19:53:12+00:00January 26th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Municipal clerks understand the importance of using the right language. Still, even the most seasoned among us can make mistakes. Lifehacker shared a slideshow of 10 Common Grammar Rules You’re Probably Messing Up All the Time. Even better, they showed how to remember the right usage. Your parents may have taught you about how to [...]

Welcome OnBoard, Loudoun County!

2022-01-14T18:49:53+00:00January 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Please join us in welcoming Loudoun County, Va. as the latest member of the OnBoard family! Loudoun County chose OnBoard to manage their 40+ boards and commissions. This way, citizens can see who sits on the boards, and what vacancies are available for volunteer opportunities. They took OnBoard's flexibility a step further by adding links [...]

’tis the season…

2022-01-11T14:41:28+00:00January 12th, 2022|#clerkslife, goals|

Now that we're in the post-holiday lull, lots of people get the "winter blues." Cold weather and shorter daylight can put us in hibernation mode. If you're feeling something more severe, it could be a type of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder. Don't let its acronym, SAD, make you think it's a minor problem. SAD [...]

January is National Mentoring Month

2021-12-30T19:43:04+00:00January 5th, 2022|#clerkslife, career advice|

There are lots of great reasons to become a mentor or mentee. Either way, you learn new things, expand your network, gain self-confidence, and gain new perspectives. The relationship is a great step in career development for both participants. IIMC has a mentorship program for municipal clerks. You can sign up to be either a [...]

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