ATLANTA — Fourteen BoardDocs® subscribers have been recognized by the editors of Sunshine Review as recipients of the 3rd annual “Sunny Award." The 2012 awards, given to 214 winners out of the more than 6,000 organizations reviewed, recognize the best state and local government Web sites in America that exceeded transparency standards.
The following BoardDocs subscribers earned an “A” transparency score based on proactive disclosure of information on items such as budgets, meetings, lobbying, financial audits, contracts, academic performance, public records and taxes:
- Orange County Public Schools, Florida
- Schaumburg Community Consolidated School District 54, Illinois
- Township High School District 211, Illinois
- New Trier Township High School District 203, Illinois
- Howard County Public Schools, Maryland
- Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Maryland
- Ann Arbor Public Schools, Michigan
- Reading School District, Pennsylvania
- Jordan School District, Utah
- Arlington Public Schools, Virginia
- Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia
- Hampton City Schools, Virginia
- Loudoun County Public Schools, Virginia
- Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, Virginia
“Open governance is more than just publishing meeting agendas on a Web site," said BoardDocs President and Chief Architect, Ari Ioannides. "It involves proactively sharing the documents the governing body uses to make decisions prior to the meeting to all stakeholders. Then after the meeting, there should be a searchable archive of all agenda items, supporting documents, board action and video of the meeting. Congratulations to all the winners and the close to 600 organizations who use BoardDocs to open governance to stakeholders all over the world.”
Since its inception in 2008, Sunshine Review has analyzed the governmental transparency Web sites of all fifty states. As the pioneer of eGovernance solutions, BoardDocs has helped hundreds of organizations nationwide dramatically increase transparency, save money and reduce the time spent producing board packets by up to 75 percent.
To learn more about Sunshine Review, visit www.sunshinereview.org.
For more information about BoardDocs’ cloud-based services, call (800) 407-0141 or visit http://www.boarddocs.com to experience our premier eGovernance solutions firsthand.
Developed and marketed exclusively by Emerald Data Solutions™, Inc., BoardDocs is the market leader and pioneer of eGovernance solutions. Serving more than 600 organizations nationwide, BoardDocs’ paperless agenda services offer governing bodies turn-key electronic solutions for processing virtually any type of governance document, including agenda items, supporting documents, policies, procedures and more. BoardDocs’ services alleviate the enormous task of assembling, printing, distributing and revising board packets. BoardDocs’ unique, state-of-the-art solutions save taxpayers money, reduce staff time, improve board effectiveness, increase transparency in governance and have a positive effect on the environment. For more information, visit www.boarddocs.com or call (800) 407-0141.