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ClearGov Helps Counties Move Forward Together During National County Government Month

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April is more than just spring showers and blooming flowers; it’s NACo’s National County Government Month (NCGM)!

This year’s theme, “ForwardTogether,” resonates deeply with us here at ClearGov. It’s a rally cry for innovation and partnership, and that’s exactly what we’re passionate about—helping counties navigate the complexities of budgeting and planning with modern tools that get everyone on the same page, working toward achieving common goals.

Tech Hurdles That Slow You Down

Using outdated technology is like running a race with your shoelaces tied together—it slows you down and makes the finish line seem miles away.

Many counties are stuck in this loop, using legacy systems like spreadsheets and manual processes that eat up time and energy.

Aside from being a time and resource suck, manual processes are also highly prone to human error. And because staff is forced to spend so much time reconciling manual work, data is not available to decision makers in real-time, which can lead to less informed decisions and inaccuracies.

These tech hurdles can stall progress and make it tough for the brilliant minds in our counties—from elected officials to finance teams and department heads—to collaborate effectively and bring their visions to life.

Partnerships That Power Progress

At ClearGov, we believe in the strength of partnerships.

Our strategic partnership with NACo and various NACo State Associations (New York, Utah, Minnesota, Florida, Idaho, and counting!) is a testament to our shared commitment to strengthening counties and helping them move forward together.

The partnership allows us to introduce modern tools to counties to help them streamline their budgeting and planning processes. Take Contra Costa County, California for example. They turned to ClearGov when their budgeting process became too cumbersome and time-consuming. Our solutions helped them simplify their workflows, enhance collaboration among departments, and ultimately communicate their budget more transparently to the citizens they serve.

In all, the county estimates it took HALF the usual time to produce their budget book the first year using ClearGov, and they continued their 13-year GFOA budget award winning streak with their new and improved digital budget book!

Building Trust Through Transparency

At the heart of ClearGov’s mission is a commitment to transparency.

We know that trust in government starts with clear, accessible information. That’s why our platforms are designed to make it easy for counties to prove where every tax dollar goes and how it’s working to improve community services, programs, and infrastructure.

This transparency not only builds trust but also encourages community involvement in government processes, like planning and budgeting, because citizens understand the process, the data, and how they can be involved.

Empowering Every County

What’s truly exciting is that ClearGov’s tools are built for every county, big or small.

Our platforms are as flexible as they are powerful and offer a range of solutions that can be tailored to fit the unique needs of any county. With ClearGov, scalability and user-friendliness go hand-in-hand to ensure that regardless of your county’s size, budget, or skill level, you can boost your planning and budgeting efficiency.

Our Invitation To You This April

As we celebrate NCGM and the theme of “ForwardTogether,” we invite you to explore how ClearGov can transform your county’s approach to planning and budgeting.

This month, let’s commit to a future where every county has the tools and support needed to not only survive, but thrive. Discover the possibilities with ClearGov and see how, together, we can make a lasting difference in our communities!

Schedule a quick demo to learn how ClearGov empowers your county government

April 12, 2024

Matt Benati

Matt Benati is Vice President of Marketing for ClearGov®, the leading provider of Budget Cycle Management software for local governments. Matt is passionate about helping organizations modernize their annual budgeting process by automating workflow, increasing collaboration, and improving transparency between governments and citizens.