New! OpenGov Online Community for Government Professionals

October 16, 2018 – OpenGov

Our customers and other government leaders often comment on how much they value meeting and networking with peers. It’s hard to attend more than a couple conferences a year, so having an online forum to start and continue conversations, share best practices, and consume thought leadership has become a growing desire.

That’s why today we are thrilled to announce the launch of the OpenGov Community!

The OpenGov Community is the online destination for government professionals to network and share best practices on how to use OpenGov to achieve greater effectiveness and accountability. The Community is a secure place for government professionals to connect. It isn’t Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn -- it is a gated (for approved government workers only), safe space to have important conversations with your peers.

Here is what some government leaders have to say about it:

Connect with leaders like Chad Balke, Assistant to the County Administrator / Budget Manager,

“Our county shares a border with Milwaukee County to the south and Lake Michigan to the east. One of my primary challenges is bringing our budget process up-to-date with current trends and methodologies for building budgets. That's where Open Gov is going to provide us with the efficiency we need to focus on value added tasks during the budget process.

Before coming here I spent 10 years working for two county governments in North Carolina. I'm looking forward to learning about how other counties are utilizing Open Gov and maybe some benchmarking opportunities.”

And Stephanie Merle with Martin County Board of County Commissioners, Martin County, FL:

“I am located in Stuart, FL on the east coast about 30 minutes north of West Palm Beach. Martin County has been with OpenGov for about 2.5 years utilizing the Transparency portal. We have begun investigating the Budget Builder and the Budget Book Builder systems and hope to start that process in the next fiscal year or so.

I'd love to hear about how other entities use OpenGov, both internally and externally, to achieve better transparency, reporting, and efficiencies. Excited to be in the Community!”

There will be special, closed forums just for OpenGov customers, as well as open sections for general government professionals. All discussions are moderated, and all members agree to the community rules prior to joining.

We look forward to your participation and invite government professionals to register here.