[Event Recap] Tackling Engagement and Transparency in the Digital Age

iStock-175536927-cityhall

Clerks are the backbone of state and local government. Without them, there would be no one to file and manage important records, run transparent elections, or record and file public meetings and agendas. However, when clerks don’t have the tools to do their role effectively, engagement and transparency can fall to the wayside. At the… Read more »


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

Stop

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 »


How Clerks Keep Local Elections Running Smoothly

blog_iStock-598094554

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?

iStock-175536927-cityhall

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 »