Accomplish Your Legislative Goals

COVID-19 changed the way we work, meet, and accomplish our legislative goals.

One of our main goals for the OpenMeeting platform is to improve legislative board meetings for city councils and country boards across the country. Maggie Hefter, City Clerk for the City of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, has shared her experience with the OpenMeeting platform.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our council members attended our City Council meetings virtually. With the Member App, our members can motion and vote remotely on their iPads or smartphones, allowing us to continue our meetings almost seamlessly.” 

Click to Vote

With the need to transition from in-person meetings to remote board meeting sessions, the OpenMeeting platform has features to smooth this process for everyone involved. The Member App is a useful tool for board members. It provides real-time, simultaneous, single click voting. When it is time to weigh in and make decisions, board members are shown a simple interface that requires a single click to cast their vote at the same time as every other board member. This speeds up the voting process significantly, and more importantly removes undue influence.

“Our Council President likes it because he is able to see on his phone who made motions and the voting results when he’s attending virtually.”

The results are tabulated and displayed immediately, with all details of the vote recorded behind the scenes automatically. Everything is clear and accountable, and it saves invaluable time. Not only does it help communicate results to meeting participants, but the Public Display removes the questions around the details of the proceedings and clearly presents to the public what is being considered, who has the floor, who is engaged in specific procedural actions and how each member votes in real-time. This helps the public feel fully engaged in the meeting and greatly reduces confusion and anxiety around the detailed proceedings.

“The OpenMeeting customer service has been incredible, and the system is easy to use with step-by-step instructions. I highly recommend OpenMeeting.”

Service is at the heart of what we do. We focus on service, training, and support. We take pride in delivering unparalleled customer service to our clients. Our Customer Success Team orchestrates everything from initial onboarding through to the first meeting launch. We offer hands-on training and support to ensure that every step of the implementation process is easy and successful. OpenMeeting strives to be known as a leading customer service company – that also happens to provide the best gavel to gavel legislative meeting software.

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Ready to modernize your legislative meetings? Talk to one of our experts and see if OpenMeeting is a fit for you.