Accela Announces New Legislative Management Solutions Available on the Civic Platform
Accela Boards and Commissions Streamlines, Simplifies and Offers Public View Into Board Management Process
SAN RAMON, Calif. – September 9, 2014 – Accela, the leading provider of civic engagement solutions for government, today announced new Legislative Management capabilities are now available on the Accela Civic Platform. Accela Boards and Commissions is a simple solution for streamlining the entire process of managing board, commission or committee appointments, making board governance simple and paper-free.
With Boards and Commissions, government agencies of all sizes will be able to easily define boards, mission statements, meeting frequency, term limitations and special requirements for board placement. The solution enables agencies around the world to set up automated workflows for reviewing applications and can help simplify the evaluation process by routing those applications to the appropriate internal users. And with this simple solution, all of the public information becomes instantly accessible through the online web portal so that board details, board members, meetings, agenda, minutes and more are available to citizens when and where it’s convenient.
“Accela Boards and Commissions removes the redundant, time consuming, paper-based processes upon which many agencies rely to manage their vital legislative workflow,” said Daryl Blowes, General Manager, Accela Legislative Management. “Any one agency might have fifty to one hundred different committees and boards, from the city council to the parade committee, and each one has specific requirements. Our cloud-based solutions are built specifically to manage the entire meeting process, delivering affordability, reliability, and helping to build a more effective government. These new capabilities bolster our solution to offer more value to our agency customers and offer greater transparency for citizens.”
With Accela Legislative Management, agencies can:
- Save time by streamlining meeting preparation and management
- Reduce paper usage and the time chasing these documents
- Promote accountability by tracking decisions and follow-up
- Engage citizens directly with searchable minutes and video streaming
Attending the ICMA conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 14-17th? Visit Accela at Booth #819.
For more information about Accela Legislative Management solutions, including Boards and Commissions, visit: http://www.accela.com/solutions/legislative-management