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Spotlight on Arlington, Massachusetts

The Town of Arlington, Massachusetts, a leader in financial transparency, decided to overhaul their open checkbook in 2017 in order to provide a better service to constituents. Arlington’s new OpenCheck-powered open checkbook was launched in September, 2017, providing significant improvements in several areas: Easier Searching: less digging for the results that people want Improved Custom Reporting […]

Massachusetts Municipal Association 2018 Annual Meeting

For the opening act of 2018, OpenCheck made our first appearance at the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) Annual Meeting in Boston. We were grateful for the opportunity to meet so many local officials from communities throughout the Commonwealth. Thanks to all who stopped by our booth to pick up one of our “Open(er) Government for the People,” bottle openers! We […]

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Western Massachusetts Leaders in Financial Transparency

Three OpenCheck partner communities in Western Massachusetts are leading by example in local government financial transparency efforts. These early adopters of financial transparency solutions include the City of Chicopee, the City of Northampton and the Town of East Longmeadow. By implementing a user-friendly open checkbook, these communities are providing their constituents with a clear picture of […]

Meet us at the GFOA 2016 Annual Conference

OpenCheck is excited to have a presence at the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) 2016 Annual Conference in Toronto! Meet OpenCheck Co-Founder Michael Olkin on Sunday, May 22nd at 1:30pm as he helps to kick off the conference at the Value of Transparency session. Michael Olkin and Kathi Pletzke will lead this session with a focus upon helping […]

East Longmeadow, MA

East Longmeadow Provides Financial Transparency!

The Town of East Longmeadow, MA has partnered with OpenCheck to launch an Online Open Checkbook to promote financial transparency. The Open Checkbook provides the Town’s 15,700+ residents with a detailed view of local spending in a user-friendly searchable format. East Longmeadow is the most recent Massachusetts community to take a leadership role in Open Government initiatives by launching […]