Local governments in Delaware can
now use the state's Public
Meeting Calendar to advertise their formal meetings and public
hearings. State agencies are required to post their public meetings on
the system; local governments can now use the system as well. The
Lewes Board of Public Works recently became the first local
government agency to use the calendar system, which is found at calendar.delaware.gov.
eGovernment team has launched an updated version of the Calendar
that adds the ability for local governments to post their meetings. The
change comes in response to legislation, passed in 2012, that called for
expanded online opportunities for public notice of governmental
The current Public Meeting Calendar launched in the spring of 2012 as a
replacement for a system that had been in place for eight years. It was
developed by the Delaware Government
Information Center (GIC), in partnership with Delaware
Interactive as part of Delaware's eGovernment initiative. The
calendar supports the state's mandate for a more efficient and open
"It is important for Delawareans to know when and where government
public meetings are held," said Greg Hughes, Director of the Government
Information Center. "State and local government works with and for the
citizens. A transparent and effective government relies on input from
the citizens. This system helps enable that partnership."
The system provides calendar views by month or day and search functions
to retrieve specific meetings both past and future. Each meeting entry
includes detailed information about the location, including a map and QR
code to download meeting information directly to a personal calendar, as
well as agendas and meeting minutes.
About Delaware Interactive
Interactive is part of the eGovernment firm NIC's (NASDAQ: EGOV)
family of companies. Its focus is on accelerating the number of online
services available to Delaware citizens and businesses through the
state's official portal, Delaware.gov. Additional information is
available at www.egov.com/Partners/Pages/Delaware.aspx.
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agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.