Municipal Management Discussion Forum

Posted by: twylan
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:55:56 GMT

As part of the City of Burlington’s IT Strategy, we have formed a corporate Information Governance committee to complete an information governance strategy. We are currently seeking a consultant who can apply the ARMA maturity model to our corporate structured and unstructured databases to measure where we are at.

We are wondering if any municipalities have completed this type of work and if you could share your experience and possibly documentation with me. This would be greatly appreciated.

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Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:35:47 GMT

Am looking for reports on option of Council members attending meetings through electronic means.

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Posted by: shara
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:17:15 GMT

Looking for a Memorandum of Understanding between the Township and a privately owned community centre (or something similar) wherein the Township provides snowplowing/services as in-kind donations


Shara Lavallee
Township of Gillies

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Posted by: shara
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:10:49 GMT

I agree. Plus using the BCC option makes it a lot easier to print the email.

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:17:38 GMT

Looking to have a Municipal/Community Profile prepared and was hoping to obtain a Request for Proposal (RFP) sample by someone that had recently done the same. T.Y.

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Posted by: rjohal
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:38:58 GMT

Forwarding this message on from a member:

I wanted to share with you an issue that my municipality’s IT Staff have raised with me. We’ve received a few very realistic looking emails recently with a “request.doc” attachment to them. . We are frequently getting emails from municipalities that are including all municipalities’ email addresses in the “TO” field which, our IT staff feel is how these bogus, harmful emails are getting created with such realistic content. They warn that, potentially, emails like this, with ransomware or malicious attachments could compromise the computer networks of a great number of municipalities in the Province. They feel it’s a serious threat. While this seems like an IT issue, it seems to be coming out of Clerk’s offices across the Province because they are sending out these bulk emails with resolutions, etc. It would be helpful if AMCTO could notify its members about this problem and our best practice recommendation that any such future bulk municipal e-mails utilize the “Blind Copy”, rather than “To” address option.

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