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Accela Legislative Management News Brief

Somerton, Arizona, Selects Accela Agenda and Minutes Solution to Automate Legislative Management

Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based civic engagement solutions, announced today that the City of Somerton, Arizona, has selected Accela Legislative Management’s Agenda and Minutes solution on the Civic Platform to streamline their meeting management. Somerton will implement Accela Agenda and Minutes to facilitate how the City prepares for and manages its public meetings, as well as to offer easy archiving and searching of meeting materials in multiple languages.

“For multi-lingual cities, such as Somerton, it is critical for government agencies to be able to offer its citizens information and services in the language its citizens are fluent in,” said Daryl Blowes, Sr. Vice President and General Manager of Legislative Management, Accela. “With Accela Agenda and Minutes, Somerton can now easily deliver timely and of-interest information to all of its citizens and make this information accessible online or viewable on a mobile device. Moving government services from behind the counter in this way will help foster a greater sense of community and connectedness between cities and their citizens, and we are thrilled to have been selected to bring our solution to the City of Somerton.”

About Somerton, Arizona
Somerton, Arizona, was founded as a township in 1898 and incorporated in 1918. It is located in southwestern Yuma County, approximately 180 miles east of San Diego, and is equidistant from the California and Mexican borders. The City’s economy is based primarily on agriculture and light industry, as well as a developing commercial service sector, and is home to approximately 14,000 residents. 

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