GovBench Provides Custom Search Engines
At GovBench, we believe the most effective local government is a well-informed LG that uses the best evidence and data available to make decisions and ultimately achieve better results. The goal is better decision making by policy-makers, by senior management and by operations management. Having said that, where does a LG get the best evidence and the best data? At a minimum, best evidence starts with knowledge of who is doing what in the LG space. Best data starts with knowledge of decision impact in quantitative terms such as budgetary impact (Spending and FTEs).
City and County Websites
GovBench provides a way to simultaneously search multiple city and county websites to find out what others are doing in your state as well as other states. There’s no need to reinvent what is already known and what is already being done. GovBench’s custom search engine searches 177 cities and 67 counties in FL. Additional states are being added monthly.
City and County Professional Association Information
Cities and Counties belong to excellent professional associations that provide information and news services that are available on the Web. GovBench’s custom search engine searches 14 national and 6 FL associations. Additional states are being added monthly.
Parks and Recreation Agencies
GovBench provides a convenient way to simultaneously search multiple Parks and Recreation (P&R) agency websites to find out what others are doing. GovBench's custom search engine includes 46 P&R agencies in IL, 320 P&R agencies in other states and 50 P&R professional associations.