One Solution for 7 Common Challenges of Local Government

One Solution for 7 Common Challenges of Local Government

Making It Simple for Local Government Organizations Citizens depend on their local government to use resources effectively in order to improve quality of life for the community. Despite their best efforts, many local governments end up facing similar challenges each day. The seven most common challenges facing these organizations are: Missing essential data for future…

5 Steps to Building an Effective Asset Management Plan and Asset Planning

5 Steps to Building an Effective Asset Management Plan and Asset Planning

An asset management plan serves as the cornerstone for an effective asset management system. These plans provide a road map for organizations to understand their objectives and long-term asset management strategy. In this blog, you’ll learn the five steps to effective asset planning, from completing an asset inventory to financial planning. Step 1. Complete an…

What is AssetWorks EAM?

What is AssetWorks EAM?

Software for Public Works, Parks and Recreation, and Facilities Organizations At AssetWorks, our mission with EAM is simple: we partner with our customers to build innovative, yet practical software solutions to help them manage assets and infrastructure of any type to better serve the people in their communities through integrated infrastructure asset management software.

How to Increase Community Health and Well-Being
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How to Increase Community Health and Well-Being

When you think about the many programs and services parks and recreation provides, you probably think of sports, summer camps, physical activities, or other leisure activities. Over the past decade, we have seen some new programs launched in parks and recreation designed to further community health. With park agencies now leading the way through public…

Why Parks and Recreation Should Care About Marketing

Why Parks and Recreation Should Care About Marketing

For parks and recreation professionals, community engagement is vital to achieving goals and building upon long-term success, but what is the best way to communicate with your citizens? While traditional channels of in-person meetings, printed flyers, and even email newsletters are tried-and-true methods of reaching the people in your community, there are ways to increase…

What is Public Works?

What is Public Works?

Citizens may not comprehend how heavily public works is relied upon in their community and how much of a role they play in their day-to-day lives. Public works maintain sanitary, storm, and wastewater systems, street lighting and signal systems, equipment maintenance, and street systems maintenance. /*! elementor – v3.12.1 – 02-04-2023 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading…

7 Responsibilities of a Public Works Director

7 Responsibilities of a Public Works Director

The public works sector includes various departments: water and sewage treatment plants, utilities and equipment maintenance, parks, streets, and more. Without a public works director, there would be no supervision of departmental activities. This requires directors to demonstrate technical skills, management responsibilities, and project management. Directors obtain these skills by receiving a degree in public…

Top Tips to Maintain EV Chargers and EV Infrastructure

Top Tips to Maintain EV Chargers and EV Infrastructure

Local and state governments have started developing EV infrastructure, but their project progress varies. Local governments have identified more needed for EV infrastructure as EV sales rapidly increase yearly. Even though some governments have been steadily deploying EV infrastructure throughout the past decade, the landscape is quickly changing. As more governments continue planning and deploying…

How Public Works can use Social Media for Civic Engagement

How Public Works can use Social Media for Civic Engagement

Civic engagement is a recurring challenge for public works organizations across the United States. From public meetings to email blasts, popular strategies for communication vary in success. While no form of communication is a guaranteed winner, some public works organizations are finding social media to be a helpful tool in engaging with their community. According…

Top Trends for Parks and Recreation in 2023

Top Trends for Parks and Recreation in 2023

Your citizens have high expectations for your community’s parks. With 2023 officially upon us, it’s an important time for Parks and Recreation professionals to look towards the industry’s top trends. Is your department prepared to meet them? Conducting accessibility audits  Since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Parks and Recreation has championed many improvements…