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Roving meetings may enhance public engagement

July 19, 2013

The Missouri House is considering changing a committee's regular meeting schedule to meet in various locations throughout the state, rather than in a static location. Led by the House Committee on Downsizing State Government, the strategy is intended to boost meeting efficiency and help the public get more involved in government processes.

According to The News-Times, the committee noted that meeting outside of the capitol will also allow the house to hear from more citizens in order to make more appropriate decisions based on actual opinions of constituents.

In order to boost public awareness of the efforts and enhance the primary goal of the change - to enhance meeting efficiency - the Missouri government should consider investing in high-quality meeting agenda management software from IQM2. These tools provide easy, efficient ways to alert the public to meeting schedules and agendas, while promoting other advantages.

Any state, county, city or town council can invest in IQM2's high-end meeting management services to enhance operations and promote efficient, quality operations that not only allow more to happen during meeting, but ensure that the decisions made are what the public wants.