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Seeing the future of local government

2022-10-12T18:18:26+00:00October 12th, 2022|#clerkslife, cities, city managers|

National League of Cities released their America Works Report. The report examines the "five key drivers" that will shape workplace changes over the next decade, and what local governments can do. They identify the five key drivers as: "The robots are coming, but the workers are not" - more workers will need training in the [...]

Welcome OnBoard, Las Vegas!

2022-10-19T18:07:06+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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

’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 [...]

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