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’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 [...]

November is National Novel Writing Month

2021-11-03T20:56:04+00:00November 3rd, 2021|#clerkslife|

November is National Novel Writing Month! Have you ever sat in a public meeting, or listened to residents' suggestions, or watched your pet's antics and thought, "I could write a book..."? November is your time. Each year, thousands of aspiring writers sign up to participate in National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is simple: write [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

#TidyingWithClerkBase – Desk Organizing Hacks

2020-03-10T15:05:41+00:00March 1st, 2020|#clerkslife|

Now that your desk is nice and clean, it's time to get organizing! Apartment Therapy has 35 tips to organize your (home) office. So many of them are useful at work, too! Here's some of our favorite work/home crossovers: Anything can be a desk organizer. Repurpose a utensil organizer as a drawer divider. Store often-used [...]

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