Governments That Get IT Right

GovTech magazine’s Ben Miller recently joined Avenu’s Director of IT Roger Murphy on a webinar to highlight examples of local governments that are making the best use of technology with minimal cost. Highlights are below.

Ask the Expert: Where Are We on the Cannabis Journey?

Brad Rowe leads Avenu’s cannabis compliance practice and has unique insight into how jurisdictions can accommodate the growing movement toward legalization. He recently addressed the North American Cannabis Summit on licensing, regulation, taxation and health-related issues, which is condensed below. (Fun fact: Brad had a 15-year career as an actor with roles in multiple films and television series).

PMO Creates More Predictable Outcomes

Dan Pennell, leader of Avenu’s Program Management Office (PMO), describes how the function is particularly important for local governments and why they should insist that partners have it in their organizations.

Pension Primer: Need to Align Technology, Processes and Members’ Preferences

Lori Walsh leads Avenu’s team for developing and deploying the Clearview Pension Administration System (CPAS). A veteran of dozens of successful implementations for administrators of defined benefit, defined contribution and hybrid plans, Lori is in a unique position to comment on the changes underway within the industry.

Operating Local Government at the Speed of GIS

Amy Walters is a senior product manager in the Finance & Tax group of Avenu Insights & Analytics. For much of her career she has worked to deliver products leveraging GIS technology. Here she explains the relevance of this to Avenu and its importance and value to customers.

Bucking the Revenue Trend in Vestavia Hills, Alabama

By Jeff Downes, City Manager, Vestavia Hills, Alabama

Court Rules Against Short-term Rental Companies

By Jonathan Gerth, Esq., Avenu Vice President of Tax and Audit Services

Smart Government Is Simple Government for County Clerks/Recorders

Saish Gadamsetty has been building systems for county clerks and recorders for nearly two decades. Here he discusses the changing nature of these professional roles, how today’s technology supports the shift, and how this leads to improved citizen engagement.

How Governments Can Address the Document Deluge

Ann Kirkbride is Avenu’s senior product manager for the Digital Processing Group. For much of her career she has served state and local government by introducing  records management technologies such as OCR data extraction and intelligent automation for auto-indexing/redaction. Here she discusses the state of records management for governments and solutions to keep serving citizens in the decades ahead. 

Compliance Auditing – Short Video Shows How Cities Can Raise More Revenue

Compliance auditing can have many meanings, but for Avenu and its clients it means higher revenue from franchise fees and various taxes that are not paid in full or at all.  See the short video on how this works!