Savings and Open Governance

Meade County, SD

For the Meade County Board of Commissioners, BoardDocs was Simply the Best Fit.

A Need for Change

As an organization, Meade County was determined to make the transition from manually produced paper agendas and documentation books to a more eco-friendly and forward-looking agenda system as their way of work. “A focused effort by the Meade County Board of Commissioners to provide our citizens with open governance, while at the same time providing staff efficiency and cost savings, led us to BoardDocs,” said Commission Assistant/HR Director, Jerry Derr.

Finding the Right Paperless Solution

When Meade County first discovered paperless board meetings, they were not impressed - until they found BoardDocs. “We wanted to work with a group who had top-notch technical and customer support, as well as training opportunities,” said Derr. “We solicited presentations from numerous board management companies prior to making the move to BoardDocs.”

An Easy Transition to Paperless

“The setup and training received from the BoardDocs staff made our implementation and live launch “flawless”. The software is intuitive and user-friendly, even for those who claim to be computer-challenged," said Derr. “Plus, the ability to search agenda items and add attachments and supporting documentation, on the fly, beats copying paper any day.”

Going Pro

Meade County wanted the most comprehensive suite of tools available. Their final choice was BoardDocs Pro - the fastest, easiest and most powerful paperless agenda solution on the market. BoardDocs Pro includes private document annotation for board members, integrated goal management and tracking, as well as policy services development, among other advanced features.

Reliable Customer Support

“If there is a question about how to use the program, BoardDocs technical support is the best I have ever worked with. You are not just sold a program and left on you own to figure it out. A call to US-based support finds immediate resolution to any questions or concerns,” said Derr. “Do your county a favor and get on board with BoardDocs.”

About the Meade County Board of Commissioners

The mission of Meade County is to provide our citizens with open governance, supported by innovative, cost-effective services and methods of operation; to perform our statutory duties; to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the State of South Dakota; and to be seen to do all this with integrity, common sense, and sound judgment. For more information on Meade County, please visit

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