Rocklin, California Increases Engagement with the OpenGov Platform
POPULATION: 60,000 | AGENCY TYPE: City | ANNUAL BUDGET: $60 Million
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Rocklin Implemented the OpenGov Platform
The City of Rocklin began exploring other ways to communicate its budget and finances with residents. While walking through the exhibit halls of the national Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) conference in 2013, Sarkovich and Johnson saw OpenGov. Intrigued by the name, the pair was pleasantly surprised to discover that the OpenGov platform presented a solution to their citizen engagement challenge.
OpenGov Co-Founder Nate Levine spoke with Sarkovich and Johnson to learn about their specific needs and showed them how the web-based software maps to any government’s Chart of Accounts. The OpenGov platform brought the financial data to life and made the information easier to access, understand, and share.
“We were impressed with OpenGov’s software. We had a lot of ideas about how the platform could be useful for our organization, but we also had a lot of feedback about the product,” Sarkovich shared. “It was more impressive to us that OpenGov took our feedback and incorporated it into their product roadmap. At that point, we knew that OpenGov wasn’t just a product – they were a partner for governments.”
“OpenGov isn’t just a product, it’s a partner for governments.”
Kim Sarkovitch, Assistant City Manager, Rocklin, CA