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Daylighting Waterways

2023-06-06T15:49:32+00:00June 6th, 2023|local government, planning|

According to Smithsonian, cities have seen benefits in "daylighting," or uncovering urban waterways that have been buried or covered over. can have many benefits, from improving water quality and wildlife habitat to creating new public spaces and promoting sustainable urban development. However, there are also potential challenges and negative impacts to consider. Benefits: Daylighting waterways [...]

Is your town on the spooky list?

2022-10-26T16:53:56+00:00October 26th, 2022|holidays, local government|

It's spooky season, and local governments across the country set up fun activities to celebrate autumn, harvest, and Halloween. When it comes to the best small towns for Halloween fun, Country Living has a list of their 29 favorites. The photo above is a classic destination: Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., location of the Legend of Sleepy [...]

Election connection

2023-03-31T16:32:58+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 [...]

July is National Parks & Recreation Month!

2022-07-11T19:21:20+00:00July 6th, 2022|accessibility, ClerkBase, local government, records management|

The National Parks and Recreation Association designates July as the month National Parks & Recreation Month. Its purpose is to recognize the professionals and volunteers who make our local parks function all year. The Association has a toolkit to help local governments Rise Up for their parks department workers. A few things we learned from [...]

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. [...]

Tips for local government professionals to help their Deaf residents and community

2023-02-21T17:08:57+00:00September 3rd, 2019|accessibility, communication, local government|

In honor of Deaf Awareness Month, we're offering some tips for local government professionals to help their Deaf residents and community. Ten Tips to Remember When Communicating with a Deaf Person (from the Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre) Face the person and make eye contact when speaking. Every individual has their preference. Be sure to ask the [...]

Reasons to love your Local Government job

2023-03-31T16:34:28+00:00June 5th, 2019|#clerkslife, career advice, holidays, local government|

At ClerkBase, we love working with local government employees. We've built real friendships with our client contacts. img: Melinda Forrester We hope you'll join us in our LinkedIn Group discussion, "What do you love about your local government job?" Share the love!

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