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Everyone Needs a Special District Rockstar

on May 23, 2022 By | Annelise Spargo | 0 Comments | Streamline in action Special district love
We speak with literally hundreds of special districts every week. And we’ve found that the best-run districts all have a special district "rockstar." This isn’t the person who actually puts out the fires, keeps the water clean, or kills the mosquito larvae.
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HB 2560 FAQ: Remote Public Meetings for Oregon Special Districts

on May 2, 2022 By | Annelise Spargo | 0 Comments | Website requirements Streamline in action
As of January 1, 2022,  governing bodies in Oregon are now required to make meetings accessible remotely and provide the opportunity for members of the public to remotely submit oral and written testimony. 
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Streamline’s Commitment to Compliance

Streamline has always stood for holding ourselves and our community accountable to good governance and transparency to the public. We don’t just help you build a website. We provide much-needed guidance on the laws and regulations that affect how you should (and in some cases, must!) communicate with your community and stakeholders online.
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3 Districts Getting Community Engagement Right

As a special district, how do you combat the often-heard sentiment, "They just don’t do that much..."?  While your district may not be directly competing with anyone, keeping your community informed ensures everyone knows the value you are providing.
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What will 2022 mean for your District?

on January 6, 2022 By | Annelise Spargo | 0 Comments | Streamline in action
Please help us with our 2022 District check-in so we can all better understand what did, and did not, go well for districts in 2021, and what we're all thinking for 2022. Of course, we'll present all the information back so we can learn from each other.
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6.5 Million Visits to Special District Websites Powered By Streamline

on June 17, 2021 By | Annelise Spargo | 0 Comments | Streamline in action
Our community of special districts just passed 6.5 million monthly visits to their Streamline-powered websites in May!
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The Benefits of Online Payments For Districts

on April 6, 2021 By | Maria Lara | 0 Comments | Streamline in action
Over the last few weeks we've received valuable feedback from the Special District community on how you would like to use online payments. We've also dug into what districts feel will be the primary benefits of moving to online payments.
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Special Districts Aren't Paper Pushers

on March 18, 2021 By | Maria Lara | 0 Comments | Streamline in action
We speak with over 300 special district folks every month.  And sometimes they surprise us. Like when we asked the big question of what you need the most help with, you said “payments”. 
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Small but mighty fire district excels at community engagement

on October 28, 2020 By | Sloane Dell'Orto | 0 Comments | Website accessibility Streamline in action
Jackie Vaughn has been serving the Lockwood Fire Protection District, in the tiny town of Volcano, California, for more than 20 years.
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Humboldt Bay Water saves time, strengthens culture while remote

on September 15, 2020 By | Sloane Dell'Orto | 0 Comments | Streamline in action
Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District had wanted an internal staff site for years, but when the COVID-19 pandemic occurred it became critical that they tackle the project right away. They were used to being closely connected and celebrating accomplishments, and wanted a way to continue doing those important things during the stay-at-home orders. The district spans three different work sites, has employees who work remotely around the clock, and had closed their offices to the public. Yet in spite of these challenges, the district was determined to find a way to collaborate remotely and support the great culture they had built over the years. 
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