Testimonials

Lori Hatton, Director of Boards and Commissions
Louisville Metro Government, KY
This interface has been really easy to use for citizens. We’ve had a lot of positive feedback that it’s really intuitive. It steps you through it, when you hit submit at the end of your application you’re done. It’s a one-stop shop.
Lori Hatton, Director of Boards and Commissions
Louisville Metro Government, KY
We’re just excited that we’ve been able to take all of our processes and integrate it into one. That’s very exciting for us.
Michelle Lee, Textizen Co-founder and CEO
Textizen is dedicated to opening up the public input process to everyone, no matter their level of tech access or free time. Through this partnership with Granicus, we're excited to empower even more cities to reach community members where they are.
David Eaves, ReCollect CEO
ReCollect has always had the vision that local governments should expect the very best software, delivered quickly, efficiently and at a competitive price. Being an inaugural partner of the Granicus’ AppStore helps bring that vision to reality, this is something we are proud to be a part of.
Ben Berkowitz, SeeClickFix CEO
SeeClickFix provides a simple and frictionless way to connect citizens and government officials for the greater benefit of their communities. Our partnership with Granicus will help make the procurement of the SeeClickFix platform just as convenient to purchase. It puts our technology at the fingertips of thousands of Granicus users and will give us a simplified purchasing and deployment model to conveniently reach a broader segment of IT leaders in the government sector more easily.
Zac Bookman, OpenGov CEO
We are excited to present the OpenGov Platform as an inaugural partner of the Granicus AppStore. Our mission is to bring financial understanding and web-based budget analytics to governments and citizens across the country. This partnership will help bring world-class software to the world’s most important industry.
Karen Hale, Mayoral Spokesperson
Salt Lake City, UT
We are so lucky to have technology at our fingertips where people can play a significant role in planning this city's future. For us not to use that would be short‐sighted.
Taha A. Kass‐Hout, M.D., M.S., Chief Health Informatics Officer
FDA
After trying out different approaches, we identified a SaaS solution, Captricity, to help us address the paper jam with handwritten and typed reports. Captricity allows us to upload scans of reports received via mail, fax or PDF and get back structured, machine‐readable data that is remarkably accurate, even for free‐form handwriting.
Eric Garcetti, Mayor
Los Angeles
This is making use of modern technology to get information out to businesses. I want people to know that L.A. is open for business and we can help them find out what permits they need.
Ed Lee, Mayor
San Francisco
Small businesses are the heart and soul of our economy and a significant job creator. This new tool is a great example of how we are using technology and innovation to make government more responsive and efficient to help our businesses grow and succeed in our city.
Jonathan Reichental, CIO
Palo Alto
OpenGov's tools not only provide transparency, but offer an opportunity for cities to save money in managing data.
Matt Pressey, Salinas Finance Director
With the OpenGov Platform, our citizens can see exactly where their money is being spent with the click of a button."
John Watson, Waste Education Coordinator
Halton Region
Constant communication is vital to the success of any program. A once‐a‐year calendar, while helpful, can't be the only thing you do. Engaging people digitally is cost effective vs mailings or print runs.
Nina Kolafa, Office Manager
Waste Connections NW
ReCollect is a powerful communication tool for us. Sometimes waste service schedules can be confusing and this is an efficient and easy way for our customers to get the information they need.
Mary Salas, Councilwoman
City of Chula Vista, CA
“This program has a built‐in transparency… it really will help us explain to our community that public works is on the job. I think this is going to give the public a broad knowledge of what we do
Doug Tymchyshyn, Legislative & Administrative Services Manager
Parkland County, AB
Something that has been a huge success – and I’ll tell you my politicians absolutely love it – is iLegislate. They can’t stop raving about the functionality... it really helps them to be prepared, and move through their meetings very successfully.
Doug Tymchyshyn, Legislative & Administrative Services Manager
Parkland County, AB
It's a very easy-to-use, simple system.
Jim Jenson, Court Network Engineer
Ventura County
The jump points built with Granicus really fit our needs. The public can find and review the information they need as many times as they want without having to come to the court in person or wade through video.
John Wilson, Multimedia Communication Coordinator
Ventura County
We were overwhelmed in our self-help court room. We needed a way for constituents teaching themselves their rights to access tutorials and required documents on their own.
Steve Kriegish, Director of Legislative Services
Tennessee General Assembly
Using Granicus technologies, we were able to create a Web environment for finding legislative info and viewing integrated streaming video.
Steve Kriegish, Director of Legislative Services
Tennessee General Assembly
Because fewer people are involved in the process there is far less error in the scheduling, recording, and posting of events both real-time and on-demand.
Mark Wheetley, Mayor
Arcata, CA
We’ve increased involvement in the democratic process by at least two-fold and we hear from a wider range of voices that might not otherwise come before Council.
Deborah Musick, Executive Assistant to the City Manager
Arcata, CA
Council members no longer have time to read mountains of material; these comments have been really helpful in giving them a snapshot of what constituents feel on a specific subject.
James Carter, Council Member
New Orleans
The more information our citizens have, the better our democracy works.
Cynthia Willard-Lewis, Council Member
New Orleans
This technology was one of the most important, proactive communications decisions made by the New Orleans City Council in the last ten years.
Chris Lam, Information Systems Manager
Olelo Community Media
Being in Hawaii is like being in a small town, there’s a community- feel to it. It’s a people-driven community, and our content is community-driven. Through Granicus, we are providing a voice for our community and way for them to access it. The results we have seen have been extremely rewarding.
Herman Lau, IT Department
Olelo Community Media
We were cable broadcasting live but we did not have the option to provide on-demand access to programs. We wanted something that would allow us to better retain programming.
Dan Shea, IS Manager
City of Superior
We got a call from our sales representative last year who told us that Granicus had created some low-cost options to help customers with budgetary constraints.
Dan Shea, IS Manager
City of Superior
Because our citizens have another way to watch public meetings, this solution has helped get people more involved in government, and for a relatively low cost to the city.
Patrice Olds, City Clerk
City of Walnut Creek
The City Manager no longer has to do multiple meetings at multiple times and locations. Now, we do one meeting, create a publishing point with Granicus, and staff can watch it from their desktops. This has saved so much staff cost and time in attending and supporting multiple meetings and ensures that everyone is getting the same information.
Patrice Olds, City Clerk
City of Walnut Creek
I attended a demonstration of Granicus at a conference and flat-out fell in love with the program, I could see immediately the ease of use and its inherent efficiencies.
Melinda Sayre-Castro, Assistant City Clerk
Hesperia, CA
We have really cut down on processes and clerical work so that the clerk can focus on more important parts of the meeting.
Melinda Sayre-Castro, Assistant City Clerk
Hesperia, CA
The voting system has made things more organized and has helped keep us on track. It has really streamlined the whole meeting process.
Doug Harbach, Director of Communications
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
The Board is excited to stream meetings because they know there has been public outcry over the years for more information and this a great way to provide it.
Doug Harbach, Director of Communications
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
With a controversial industry like gaming, we wanted to make sure the public was comfortable with our decisions. Granicus makes this possible.
Karen Rodriguez, Senior Systems Analyst II, City Clerk Systems Division
City of Los Angeles
Now, we can publish indexed meeting archives to the Web and fulfill our Council’s request to remain transparent without changing our workflow.
Karen Rodriguez, Senior Systems Analyst II, City Clerk Systems Division
City of Los Angeles
We had resistance from members of our staff who did not want to change their in-meeting process, so we needed to make sure that any integration we built was as seamless as possible and did not affect workflows.
Alan Bozeman, Cable TV Coordinator
City of Murfreesboro
We had no idea what a success this would be. Last year we received 8,000 hits to our archived media and in one month of going live with the new player we exceeded that number.
Alan Bozeman, Cable TV Coordinator
City of Murfreesboro
Embedding videos on various pages on our website has allowed us to reach more people and increase our website traffic.
Doug Matthews, Chief Communications Director
City of Austin, TX
SpeakUp℠ gives us more control over our civic engagement process.
Larry Schooler, Community Engagement Consultant
City of Austin, TX
The ideas we generate are catalysts for action. We now have a tool to help us learn about the topics that matter most to our citizens.
Eric McHenry, Chief Technology Officer
City of Santa Rosa, CA
With Granicus’ H.264 formats we can reach the broadest possible audience.
Eric McHenry, Chief Technology Officer
City of Santa Rosa, CA
We wanted to make it easier for the citizens of Santa Rosa to participate in our meetings when it’s most convenient for them.
Laura Bauer, City Clerk
Commerce City, CO
iLegislate? LOVE it. For the less tech-savvy, it’s much easier to use than other apps available.
Laura Bauer, City Clerk
Commerce City, CO
The Legistar application has been a successful time management tool in that we have saved countless hours of agenda preparation time.
Laura Bauer, City Clerk
Commerce City, CO
With the previous agenda packet production solution, there were integration issues, weekly updates that caused problems, and even support problems. Ultimately, we knew we needed a reliable all-in-one solution, so we looked to Granicus.
Alice Fina, Mayor
North Saanich, BC
The new webcasting capability is part of an ongoing effort to improve the district’s communication with the public.
Patricia Little, City Clerk
Keene, NH
Citizens wanted more involvement. That was really what drove us to start webcasting.
Bill Dow, Records Manager
Keene, NH
Granicus is my front line for research requests. Now that we’ve built 2 or 3 years worth of meetings in there and all the items attached to it, it’s very, very comprehensive and really puts it all right in front of you really quickly.
Ann Graf, Director of IT and Library Resources
Azusa, CA
The process was so smooth once we got it implemented and the Clerk’s Office was so happy we immediately approached the City Manager and said, ‘hey let’s do this for all of our meetings,’ and he was extremely supportive.
Lisa Sedlak, Communications Manager
Blacksburg, VA
Our transparency really improved the desire of citizens and people in surrounding areas to be engaged.
Lisa Sedlak, Communications Manager
Blacksburg, VA
We were looking for a big forum where people could share their ideas and thoughts with us. Beyond that, SpeakUp℠ has become a self-regulating educational tool for citizens who answer each other’s questions.
Bill Mallet, Web Communications Coordinator
Sarasota, FL
Due to timing of some of our meetings, citizens would request DVDs or CDs of meetings they missed, taking up staff time and resources; with the Granicus solution in place, we essentially fill only one request per year.
Elvis Graves, Designated Federal Officer
Agricultural Air Quality Task Force
We’re now able to facilitate more timely and meaningful public access to our meetings and records online.
Jim Owzarski, City Clerk
Milwaukee, WI
The iLegislate product makes it dramatically simpler to create, update, and disseminate digital agenda packets, freeing staff for other tasks.
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Larry Schooler, Community Engagement
Consultant City of Austin, TX

Granicus SpeakUp℠ helped us create a more convenient and meaningful way for people to participate in City Government

Larry Herrera, City Clerk

Long Beach, CA
Our entire legislative culture changed-we moved from a reliance on paper to innovating with systems that are highly efficient, transparent, adaptable, timely, and secure.
Tom Woodward, Resident

Dubuque, IA
Recently I was unable to attend an important council meeting related to our neighborhood. Fortunately, I was able to logon to our city's website and watch the archived video. It was not only convenient, but I was then able to follow up with my neighbors and council representative because I was well informed.
Mark Aron, Multimedia Design Manager
Danville, VA
With Granicus, I’m now able to upload archive meetings to our website within seconds of the meeting ending. It’s been great to offer such a quick-turn-around.
Wendy Klock-Johnson, Citywide Records Manager
Sacramento, CA
We were looking for ways to better manage correspondence from the community. The Citizen Participation Suite has done this for us and it gives our council a professional report of meaningful feedback without a lot of work on the clerk’s department.
Rick Bareuther, Information Systems
Sparks, NV
We were streaming our cable channel through a home-grown system but it wasn’t very efficient and we didn’t have the bandwidth to support it. We’ve been really impressed with the quality of video with Granicus and no longer have to worry about bandwidth consumption.
Larry Bartasavich, Business Systems Analyst

Multnomah County, OR
Before Granicus we were manually posting video files to our website but weren’t able to provide the player features that Granicus can. Being able to quickly find the information you’re looking, by jumping right to the agenda item, is very helpful and user-friendly.
Nick Werner, IT Manager

Indian Wells, CA
We wanted to increase government transparency beyond televising council meetings. Through research, Granicus kept coming up as the industry standard for streaming media and the quote we received was very cost-effective.
Michelle Doyle, Executive Assistant

Mojave Water Agency, CA
We contracted with Granicus because we wanted to streamline our meeting processes and make the agency more transparent for the public.
Patrice Olds, City Clerk

Walnut Creek, CA
Granicus helps me ensure transparency to the public, efficiently disseminate information for staff and the public, saves time in the City Clerk’s office and elsewhere in the organization, and works as a tool to bring us together as an organization.
David Boling, IT Director

Rowan County, NC
Before Granicus, we streamed and indexed videos in-house but it was a very time-consuming process, it took us two days to publish videos online. Now videos are publically available an hour after the meeting. It’s been a big improvement and time-saver for our department.
Mike Ryan, Community Television

West Bend, WI
Our goal with Granicus was to make meetings more widely available. Citizens can now access events on their own and no longer have to wait for us to make a copy of the meeting.
Melody Swang, Director of Broadcasting

St Tammany Parish School District, LA
Being able to live stream online opens us up beyond our region and now anyone can see what’s going on. The price was ideal and the fact that Granicus was in place, and working well in New Orleans, really helped our staff decide to go with Granicus.
Tanya McNutt, Deputy City Secretary

College Station, TX
Before Granicus it took roughly two days to complete my minutes, now it takes me about an hour or two. It’s been a real time-saver!
Michelle Long, Deputy Clerk

Port St Lucie, FL
Now that we have fine-tuned our process with Granicus I’ve noticed a trend that internal staff is accessing on-demand videos as much as the public. Instead of staff calling our office to see if an item has passed, they now jump online and find out themselves.
Toby Startin, Communications and Network Administrator

Cody, WY
It was important for us to make it easier for people to see our City Council meetings and participate in local government so we started researching online streaming .We looked at several Granicus client sites and were really impressed at how the software was tailored for government specifically. It seemed like the best fit for us.
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Wanda Elks, City Clerk

Greenville, NC

Before Granicus, the City Clerk’s Office received several calls each day requesting information regarding meetings. Now if someone calls in, we explain that they can access the information from our website. It has dramatically reduced the amount of time dedicated to public information requests in our office.

Liz Spector, City Secretary

University Park, TX
When I did my minutes before Granicus, I had to worry about decrypting my notes, cutting and pasting portions of documents, and then reviewing it all to ensure it was correct. Now it’s all contained in one location and not only is my minutes process faster with Granicus, but it’s guaranteed that my minutes are accurate. I don’t have to worry about whether I recorded something correctly.
David Stroble, Business Analyst, Department of Information Services

Snohomish County, WA
We are very happy with Granicus and rely on this technology to directly support the County goals of efficient and cost-effective delivery of governmental services.
Kay Coe, Financial and Information Systems Director

Chatfield, MN
Granicus has made our City a community; a place where citizens and City staff are mutually engaged.
Heather Lammers, Communications Manager
Thornton, CO
The City has live web casts of Council meetings, archives of meetings and special events, which provides better government transparency for our residents.
Mark Wheetley, Mayor
Arcata, CA
We’re expanding voices and increasing public involvement and the democratic process.
Lisa Van Wagner, Public Information Officer
Arlington, VA
Granicus helps improve distribution for content, expand communication and provide information about what the County offers to businesses, residents and visitors.
Ken Sorenson, Service Delivery Manager
Indianapolis, IN
Streaming media is a timesaving tool. The online video allows our viewers to access video on their own time and jump to portions of the public meeting.
Chris Rossbach, Project Manager
Loudoun County, VA
With instructional videos online, the County government has saved thousands of dollars in staff training time and supplies.  
Beth Purcell, Clerk

Onslow County, NC
The ability to generate draft minutes of the meeting within seconds of adjournment was like a dream. The minutes are more accurate and accessible.  
Char Peterson, City Clerk
Appleton, WI
Legistar has made the amendment process painless and extremely efficient.
Char Peterson, City Clerk
Appleton, WI
The distribution of our packets is so much easier. It is published online with one simple click of a button.
Char Peterson, City Clerk
Appleton, WI
Granicus has allowed us to streamline our agenda packet process to save staff time and promote sustainability with the reduction in copy paper, toner usage, and the elimination of typing verbatim minutes.
Vicki Soderquist, City Clerk
Hesperia, CA
Granicus has connected the City in a way that had not been possible. There is a sense of inclusion and belonging.
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Sandi Turner, PIO
Athens-Clarke, County, GA

Streaming video lets citizens see decisions made by the elected body. It allows them to be more informed and participate in our community.

Frank Clifton, County Mayor
Onslow County, FL
Webcasting facilitates records management and reduces requests for information.
Elvis Graves, Designated Federal Officer
Agricultural Air Quality Task Force
Granicus helps us save time and make our committee meetings more readily accessible.
Larry Herrera, City Clerk
Long Beach, CA
Before Granicus, we were stuck in word processors and cassette tapes - it took us nearly 3 weeks to produce our meeting minutes. Now, our minutes are completed in 2 days.
Ron Leonhardt, City Clerk
Milwaukee, WI
It has really revolutionized our legislative process. We were able to define Council rules, work processes, and assign personnel in ways that saved us time and money.
Ron Leonhardt, City Clerk
Milwaukee, WI
The council agenda would have taken 2 solid days to produce manually prior to Legistar, now takes 10-15 minutes.
John Michael Cortez, Assistant Director
Capital Metro Transit Authority, TX
We now have the tools to productively listen and take action on the priorities of our customers.
Linda Watson, President / CEO
Capital Metro Transit Authority, TX
Public input is critical to our success of becoming a more efficient and effective transit system.
Carl Diedrich, Council Member
Maricopa, AZ
Overall it's improved my efficiency during council meetings. I no longer have to bring my paper notes.
Marvin Brown, Council Member
Maricopa, AZ
iLegislate is very easy to use, provides efficencies, and helps us respond faster to citizens.
Colleen Ingman, Municipal Clerk
Sitka, AK
The public appreciates increased transparency. Also, our staff has saved a lot of research time — people are able to do it themselves instead of filing a request.
Colleen Ingman, Municipal Clerk
Sitka, AK
It's definitely a lot better than anything we've tried before. Things go a lot faster. It has improved our transparency, too. With the implementation of Granicus, we now have all of our legislation online and available to the public instantly.
Anne Noris, Clerk of the Council
King County, WA
With Granicus, we are able to submit ordinances once and track them through the legislative process. We know the information is accurate and manual effort is drastically reduced.