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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. [...]

Influencers Rock Local Government Engagement

2024-01-03T18:20:38+00:00January 17th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Press releases and websites are great for outreach, but there are more engaging ways to reach the community. Some local governments are shaking things up with a secret weapon: influencers! The internet's cat meme masters and foodie fanatics are bringing City Hall to life. An article in BlogSocialMedia focuses on Port of Seattle solution. They [...]

Can anybody serve on a local government board?

2023-12-26T20:47:28+00:00January 10th, 2024|Uncategorized|

The short answer is, it depends. Many local government boards have qualifications for their members. Whether it's ethics training, or an architecture license for the Architectural Review Board, there must be proof of certifications and/or training in order to serve. Why require training or certification? Having qualifications in place for local government board members is [...]

January is Mental Wellness Month

2023-12-26T18:37:52+00:00January 3rd, 2024|Uncategorized|

Crush your goals without crushing your soul. You hear about mental health a lot, but how often do you hear about mental wellness? And what's the difference? Mental Health: Mental health refers to an individual’s overall psychological well-being. It encompasses emotional, cognitive, and social aspects. It includes both positive and negative states. For instance, mental [...]

Too much?

2023-11-15T15:22:08+00:00November 15th, 2023|Uncategorized|

November is a month represented by abundance. But when is it "more than," and when is it "over"? Usually, "more than" and "over" are interchangeable, but there are some times that the difference matters. Grammarly has some tips on when to use each, as well as some history on how the rule came about. The words "over" and [...]

AI is stalking your website

2023-10-23T13:32:02+00:00October 23rd, 2023|Uncategorized|

AI is using your local government’s website, and this could be a problem if the information on the website is inaccurate or outdated. A recent article in GovExec reports that government websites often contain inaccuracies. This isn’t deliberate. Usually it’s because site information is outdated, or came from a third party and wasn’t thoroughly checked, [...]

Henri knows spreadsheets are SO 2010s

2023-10-05T18:20:01+00:00October 11th, 2023|boards and commissions, OnBoardGOV, Uncategorized|

This is Henri. He and his friends disapprove of using spreadsheets to manage your local government's boards, commissions and committees. Here's why: They know spreadsheets have long been a staple of local government boards and committees. But as these entities become more complex, and their work more demanding, spreadsheets are failing to meet their needs [...]

Queen Anne’s County, Md. is OnBoard!

2023-08-31T17:48:32+00:00September 13th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Queen Anne’s County, Md. is a rural county located on the Eastern Shore of the state. The county is known for its beaches, farms, and historic towns. Queen Anne’s County chose OnBoardGOV to manage boards and committees, improve civic engagement, accept applications, and track attendance. OnBoardGOV makes it easier for County staff to keep board [...]

Pawtucket is OnBoard!

2023-08-24T15:58:25+00:00August 30th, 2023|boards and commissions, citizen participation, OnBoard, Uncategorized|

Pawtucket, Rhode Island: A City with a Rich History and a Bright Future Pawtucket, Rhode Island, has a population of over 75,000 people. Known as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, and home to the first fully mechanized cotton-spinning mill in the United States. Today, Pawtucket is a vibrant city with a diverse economy, [...]

What state is your city in?

2023-08-16T19:16:58+00:00August 16th, 2023|Uncategorized|

OnBoardGOV client Las Cruces, New Mexico Infrastructure Tops Mayors' Priorities in 2023 The National League of Cities (NLC) released its 2023 State of the Cities report on July 21, 2023. The report surveyed mayors from across the United States to get their insights on the most pressing issues facing their cities. The top [...]

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