Biggest Bang for Their Buck
“After doing research on board management solutions, the City found BoardDocs was by far the easiest solution to use and provided the most valuable service,” said Andrea Kerr, City Clerk. They wanted to eliminate the time-consuming process of preparing paper packets which, when completed, were hand delivered to council members by their police department. The BoardDocs solution immediately resolved numerous issues.
“What took me an entire day to complete now only takes 30 minutes,” stated Kerr. “BoardDocs templates make it easy to create agendas. The City saw greater efficiencies in time, money and resources - not to mention saving my sanity.”
Rich Information Available at Your Fingertips
The City’s Mayor finds BoardDocs helpful in running council meetings. He can see everything on one screen, including the next agenda item to be discussed. Information is transparent to the council and public - meetings, agendas and policies - and can be easily shared via email, Twitter or Facebook.
“Personally, the search function is my favorite. People ask on a daily basis ‘Do you remember when?’ and I can easily locate and navigate to the specific agenda item,” mentioned Kerr. She also uses the MetaSearch feature. With this feature, members of the board have access to practices from other governing bodies that are using BoardDocs, allowing them to gain important knowledge about initiatives other governing bodies have considered and implemented.
“BoardDocs is so intuitive that anyone in the public can easily find and view information. It is readily available right at their fingertips,” stated Kerr.
The City of Bridgeport has never called the BoardDocs’ support team. “The solution just works,” acknowledged Kerr. BoardDocs holds Best Practices Webinars for subscribers and offers free ongoing, remote training. It is simply part of the BoardDocs experience.
About the City of Bridgeport, WV
The City of Bridgeport is conveniently located in north central West Virginia, just two hours south of Pittsburgh, PA. Throughout all of its growth, population of 8500, the residents maintain a small community atmosphere. The City is family-oriented and provides advantages to area youth.