Accela Experiences Rapid Legislative Management Growth with New Customers

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Government Agencies Across the Country are Using Technology to Manage Civic Meeting Process and Engage with Citizens Online

Accela, the leading provider of civic engagement solutions for government, announced new customers leveraging Accela Legislative Management solutions on the Accela Civic Platform. Mansfield Township, New Jersey; Sudbury, Massachusetts; North Richland Hills, Texas; York County, South Carolina; and Douglas County, Nevada will leverage the Legislative Management solution to help government staff facilitate more productive discussions with citizens, while making their staff more efficient.

Mansfield Township, New Jersey; North Richland Hills, Texas; York County, South Carolina; and Sudbury, Massachusetts will use the Agenda and Minutes solution to help manage the preparation for civic meetings, including submitting and approving agenda items, generating digital documents, creating agenda packets and capturing minutes. Douglas County, Nevada will use Agenda and Minutes and Civic Streaming, which will enable the agency to automate video streaming and on-demand viewing of public meetings and events.

“It’s an exciting time for us as we see interest in online legislative management solutions growing with government agencies of all sizes,” said Maury Blackman, Accela President and CEO. “At Accela, we are delivering effective ways for government to engage the public at every stage of the legislative process, from agenda setting to participating in public meetings to sharing meeting results. These agencies are paving the way, using technology to bridge the gap between government agency and citizen, and we’re proud to partner with them to make engagement a reality.”

Accela Legislative Management provides the easiest way for agencies to manage the civic meeting process. It is the only cloud-based solution designed to unify the entire meeting experience. With the simple solution, agencies can:

  •     Save time by streamlining public meeting preparation and management
  •     Simplify managing board, commission or committee appointments
  •     Reduce paper usage
  •     Promote accountability by tracking decisions and follow-up
  •     Engage citizens directly with searchable video streaming

“Agencies of all sizes are migrating to Accela Legislative Management from meeting management products that are homegrown or based on older technologies,” said Daryl Blowes, General Manager, Accela Legislative Management. “Our cloud-based solutions are built specifically to manage the entire meeting process, delivering affordability, reliability, and helping to build better, more effective government.”

About Accela
At Accela, we believe that engagement makes all the difference. We’re ushering in a new era where democracy thrives when government works directly with the people, coming to citizens on their terms through mobile devices, social media and networks, and open data. By streamlining critical agency functions like land and asset management, licensing, legislative management, resource and recreation management and public health and safety, the Accela Civic Platform bridges the gap between agencies and citizens. We help build better communities by powering thousands of services and millions of transactions daily for agencies of all sizes.

Accela is headquartered in San Ramon, California, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Melbourne and Dubai. For more information, visit

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