Why Should Local Governments Stream Their Meetings Online?

April 05, 2017

For centuries, civic engagement and a collective interest in communal affairs is what gave life to the American democracy. Residents would crowd into town halls to gain insight and contribute to what was happening in the community. Journalists and other members of the press would turn out to get the hot story for the day.

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The Best Live Video Streaming Equipment for Your Local Government

March 22, 2017

So you’ve decided that your city hall could use some new cameras.

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A Heartfelt Love Letter to Municipal Clerks

October 18, 2016

Dear municipal clerks,

I admit – just a few months ago, I had no inkling that you would soon steal my heart.

I’ve spent recent months having conversations with you and your fellow clerks, all of whom work tirelessly to improve their local communities. My coworkers now laugh at how much I talk about you and the work that you do. It’s true – I’ve become a bit infatuated. It’s my hope that this letter explains why:

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How Local Governments Can Build a Strong Social Media Presence

October 12, 2016

Social media, when used correctly, is an incredibly effective communication tool.

Still, many municipalities that run social media accounts struggle to understand what to do with them. A social presence is important, but it’s tough to build an engaging audience.

Below are five best practices that will help your city build a stronger social media presence.

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