Save Time with Better Meeting Minutes: 4 Tips for Municipal Clerks

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Did you know in a recent study of 170 municipal clerks, a full one-third believed their workload is unreasonable? It makes sense. Clerks have a million things going on. Preparing agendas, posting notices, managing records, processing payroll, coordinating elections, arranging meetings—the list goes on and on and on. And besides being the glue holding their… Read more »



Get to Know Your Friendly Neighborhood Clerk

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Clerks are the unsung heroes of the public sector. They help file and manage important records, ensure elections are conducted fairly and accurately and record public meetings for transparency. Government would have a hard time functioning without them. To learn more about one of the most important roles in local government, Granicus hosted a webinar,… Read more »




Event Recap: A Texas City’s Tips for Modernizing Public Sector Tech

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At the core of each city government is the constituents it serves. However, manual processes and outdated tools make it difficult to meet the needs of citizens. So how does a jurisdiction with limited resources achieve this? At Granicus’ recent Digital Engagement Day in Austin, Texas, we turned to the City of North Richland Hill,… Read more »


How Clerks Keep Local Elections Running Smoothly

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If it’s the first Tuesday (after the first Monday) in November, it’s Election Day somewhere in America. In odd-numbered years, that often means it’s time for municipal elections. While elected officials make the headlines, city clerks play a crucial role in making sure local elections are properly run and conducted in a fair manner. Here… Read more »


Clerks: The Unsung Hero of Local Government?

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Every Fourth of July, like many other towns across this country, my town of Alameda, Calif., celebrates our independence and the birth of our republic with a parade. While parade groups vary slightly each year, one constant are the local elected officials waving from classic convertibles as representatives of our democracy. However, this Fourth of… Read more »