Coun­cil gets recog­ni­tion

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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.

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