COVID-19 Impact on Kalamazoo County, MI with Thomas Whitener

Thomas Whitener recently unseated a 13-year incumbent in a tight election that was fueled by promises of change and cultural shift that was highly sought after across the county. Thomas is licensed Real Estate Agent, entrepreneur, and former interactive systems and balance designer who is making a big impact on Kalamazoo County. He has built his career on openness and transparency and plans to establish a culture of accountability and fairness to all constituents.

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Thomas joined us to discuss many of the challenges that local government leaders are facing and highlight some of the best insights across the industry.
Here’s a sneak peek of the episode:
  • What it was like to run a people focused campaign during the pandemic
  • The roles and responsibilities of county treasurer
  • The Delinquent Tax Responsibility and how that was affected by COVID
  • Resources that helped constituents avoid foreclosure
  • Budget shortfalls
  • What recovery look like for Kalamazoo County as we climb out of the pandemic

This discussion was taken from our show Local Government Insights. If you want to hear more episodes like this one, check us out on Apple, and all your other favorite podcast platforms. Take a moment listen on your favorite platform. We would appreciate your reviews and feedback as we continue to release upcoming episodes.

Streamlining Real Estate Filings for Montmorency County Michigan

The Office of the Register of Deeds for Montmorency County made the move to implement E-Recording to provide numerous advantages to its constituents. The benefits include the exponential speed in processing real estate filings along with receiving funds faster with electronic deposits. The elimination of paper and reduction of foot traffic saves enormous time for everyone involved.

“Today’s constituents expect modern technology to accelerate the flow of information. Avenu’s E-Recording allows us to provide a crucial service to our citizens while saving time in the office for document processing and returns, as well as the county on postage. We are Preserving the past, maintaining the present and securing the future of Montmorency County Records,” shared Ms. Walker.

Avenu’s CEO, Paul Colangelo, shared the following when asked about the transition to GRIDS, “As a long-standing client of ours, we have a close working relationship with Montmorency County and understand their goals for the future. Implementing E-Recording is part of a strategic plan to modernize operations and improve services for their constituents. We are dedicated to serving local governments and are pleased to help position Montmorency County for continued and future success.”

About the Register of Deeds for Montmorency County MI

The Register of Deeds is the Official Constitutional Recording Officer and keeper of the records for all legal documents and instruments pertaining to the transfer and encumbrance of all lands and properties within Montmorency County. The Register of Deeds serves the public with research and is also chairperson of the County Plat Board. All plats are recorded in the Register of Deeds office. The office is used by Abstractors, Title Companies, Mortgage Corporations, Real Estate Agents, Attorneys, Surveyors, Oil and Gas Land men, and individuals who check on the recording and filing of many papers pertaining to their professional or personal business. The office is also utilized by local townships within the county for assessing and taxation purposes and is the starting place for the entire tax base. Learn more by visiting, Montmorency Register of Deeds.

About Avenu Insights & Analytics

As a leading provider in state and local government solutions, Avenu has partnered with over 3,000 state and local governments to boost revenue, optimize operations, and reduce costs. Avenu provides revenue enhancement and administrative solutions that uncover new sources of untapped revenue and deliver software that streamlines day-to-day operations. State and local governments partner with Avenu to increase revenue without raising taxes, streamline internal operations, and improve services by enhancing connectivity for constituents. Avenu is a portfolio company of Mill Point Capital. To learn more, visit http://www.avenuinsights.com.

Originally published on PRWeb.