Part of Something Greater
Marli Stevens, GIS/Asset Coordinator for the City of Anacortes, WA, was drawn to local government out of a desire to serve a cause greater than herself. This is her story.
OpenGov Inc.’s Cartegraph Enterprise Asset Management system integrates with Esri’s ArcGIS, which maintains the most up-to-date and accurate maps and data.
OpenGov Inc.’s Asset Management system also allows our City crews to inspect, repair, and maintain City assets and utilities quickly and efficiently; finding the assets that need maintenance or replacement the most and keeping our City utilities running.
This also helps us keep up on reporting, deadlines, and various mandatory policies and procedures; creating a healthy, safe, and happy community. I’m so happy to be part of a team that makes this a reality.
Many may take having utilities such as water, sewer, stormwater, streets, garbage pickup, etc., for granted. And, honestly, I’m happy to help keep those basic life necessities running in the background of the public’s mind without worry so they can focus on the things that matter most to them.
And for those in the public who do want to know more about their City utilities, I’m here to provide public maps and data, public requests and reporting access, and help however I can. Our City crews do SO much work in often less-than-optimal time constraints and environments.
Yet, they get it done with positive attitudes and professionalism. I’m so grateful to work with those teams and in local government. I get to see first-hand the incredible things we do for our City and for our citizens. That’s why I do what I do!