City clerks may do a lot of their work behind the scenes but their presence is felt in every aspect of the legislative process. Without them processes and systems simply wouldn’t work. They are responsible for ensuring that government is compliant with laws and regulations and that the public has access to information. It is no exaggeration to say that whilst an effective clerk does not guarantee an effective governing body, it is impossible to conceive of an effective governing body without an effective clerk. They face an inordinate amount of demand to organize so many departments, and groups. They’re a facilitator for so much － both internally and for constituents.
The heart of government
City clerks are at the heart of government, connecting citizens with the legislative process. They work around the clock, often in the background, to serve the needs of government and citizens alike. As custodians of the legislative process, it’s important to recognize the pressures involved in such a demanding role and ensure that city clerks are given the tools they need to make their jobs easier, not harder.
The role of the city clerk in a changing political landscape
A vital step towards protecting the role of the city clerk lies in acknowledging and addressing the various challenges facing clerks in a changing political landscape where pressures are mounting and workloads are continuing to grow. One of the greatest challenges facing clerks is managing their workloads in a climate where there is an ever-growing need for information to be given to the public as it happens. Process complexities combined with demands from both legislators and the public makes it increasingly difficult to get everything done in the strict time frames imposed.
Prioritizing your needs
Technology is changing the landscape of legislative management for the better by making processes more reliable, more streamlined, and more efficient. Our technology is designed to relieve some of these pressures by improving processes, increasing efficiency, and ultimately reducing workloads while ensuring accuracy and public accessibility. This allows clerks the freedom and flexibility to enjoy a better work life balance – something that is currently a very real challenge. Our solutions also prioritize the needs of the public by increasing transparency and making it easy for citizens to engage with government.
By working directly with clerks and connecting with your challenges and pain points, we are able to create innovative solutions that really can make a difference to the way you do your job. We are committed to helping you be as effective as possible while reducing manual tasks and eliminating unnecessary pressures and stress.