In Partnership with ClearGov, Jenkintown Brings Clarity to Local Government Finances
JENKINTOWN, PA (September 26, 2017) – The Borough of Jenkintown announced today that it has partnered with ClearGov, a leading fiscal clarity and benchmarking platform for municipalities, to launch an infographic-based financial dashboard.
This new tool provides taxpayers an easy-to-understand, visual breakdown of Jenkintown’s finances, as well as insights into the Borough’s demographics. The site also informs visitors how each budget item compares to neighboring communities.
Jenkintown is part of a growing movement of municipalities that are taking financial clarity to a new level with ClearGov. ClearGov provides basic profiles on every municipality in the country but Jenkintown is the very first community in Pennsylvania to create their customized financial dashboard on the platform. Jenkintown has added detailed revenue and expenditure breakdowns of its General Fund data, as well as Debt and Reserve Funds.
“It is important to the Borough to provide clear and direct access to financial information to our taxpayers”, said Rick Ware, Finance Director of Jenkintown Borough. “Providing open access to financial information is critical to building and keeping the public trust, encourages accountability and improves the understanding of how tax dollars are spent within the Borough”, he continued.
“We are excited to partner with Jenkintown to bring enhanced fiscal clarity to Pennsylvania” said Chris Bullock, CEO of ClearGov. “Residents should be proud of the leadership position Jenkintown has taken with this project and technology.”
ClearGov sources publicly available financial data on municipalities to create easy-to-understand financial dashboard profiles for all municipalities across the United States, which are made available to the public for free. Municipalities can choose to upgrade and enhance their publicly available profile with more robust information and provide context through commentary on the figures.
Visit Jenkintown’s Website: http://jenkintownboro.com/
Visit Jenkintown’s ClearGov site: http://www.cleargov.com/pennsylvania/montgomery/borough/jenkintown/2017
About Jenkintown, PA
The Borough of Jenkintown, one of the older Boroughs of Montgomery County, is located just outside of Philadelphia along the Route 611 corridor between Abington and Cheltenham Townships. The Borough was incorporated on December 8, 1874 when approximately 248 acres was taken from Abington Township. Today, the Borough is approximately .58 of a square mile and is home to 4,500 residents. The Borough of Jenkintown is truly one of the most unique communities in Montgomery County.
ClearGov helps local governments communicate and operate more effectively and efficiently through a unique fiscal clarity and insights platform. Local governments leverage ClearGov to more clearly communicate their financial performance in an effort to build citizen trust and participation. ClearGov also provides valuable municipal benchmarking intelligence to help government leaders quickly compare their finances against similar communities to make more informed and data-driven policy and budgetary decisions.
George Locke, Borough Manager
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