Montgomery County and the Future of Financial Transparency

Next week, Montgomery County will be presenting at the 108th GFOA Annual ConferenceVictoria Lewis, Project Manager of dataMontgomery, will be presenting on Tuesday, May 20th. She will talk about the importance of financial transparency in government and will also demonstrate Socrata Open Budget, part of our suite of financial transparency apps.

If you aren’t attending GFOA or would like a sneak peek at this presentation, join us on Thursday, May 15th for our free webinar, “Making Government Wallets Transparent,” which will detail Montgomery County’s journey toward improving financial transparency and helping citizens understand government finances.

In this webinar, we will help you understand how important it is to involve your citizens in government budgeting and expenditures. These financial transparency apps make it much simpler for the average citizen to understand the difference between operating budget and capitol budget, plus will help him or her explore capitol projects and the status of those projects. These apps are also helpful for internal stakeholders. 

This webinar will also cover the following: 

Why is Montgomery County committed to financial transparency?
What was the process of building these apps with Socrata like?
How did the County address data challenges and what were the lessons learned?

Join us on Thursday and participate in the Q&A portion. After a brief demonstration of the app, Lewis will be on hand to answer any of your questions about financial transparency and designing these apps with Socrata.

This webinar was held on May 15, 2014. Watch the recording of this webinar below:

 


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