Council gets recognition
Reduced costs and efficiencies in the way Porirua City Council produces and provides meeting agendas was recognised at the recent Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) awards.
ALGIM holds annual awards to recognise good practice and innovation in the world of information management. The council’s initiative, Electronic Access for Elected Members to Council Information, won the Management Project of the Year Award
‘‘The judges recognised the innovation used to develop a portal within existing council systems and it was done around normal work requirements,’’ says democratic services team leader Allie Dunn.
The increased efficiency and service provided by the project, and the savings realised by the reduction in the number of hard copy agendas produced was also acknowledged by judges. ‘‘In one recent round of meetings the savings from the reduction in paper copies that we sent out was $2500,’’ says Ms Dunn.
The judges also recognised the change in focus to electronic production meant there was improved compliance with council’s electronic document management system.