Town of Davidson Launches Fiscal Transparency Center
In Partnership with ClearGov, Davidson Brings Clarity to Local Government Finances
The Town of Davidson announced today that it has partnered with ClearGov, a leading municipal transparency and benchmarking platform, to launch an infographic-based fiscal transparency center on the town’s website. This new tool provides the public with an easy-to-understand, visual breakdown of Davidson’s finances, as well as insights into the town’s demographics. The site also provides budgetary comparisons to peer communities.
To see this information, please visit www.townofdavidson.org/financialtransparency
The town is part of a growing movement of North Carolina municipalities that are taking transparency to a new level on the ClearGov platform, which also showcases basic profiles of every municipality in the state. Davidson has added detailed revenue and expenditure breakdowns of its general fund data.
“We are excited to partner with the ClearGov platform and encourage Davidson citizens to take a look,” says Finance Director Pieter Swart. “We anticipate that using the ClearGov platform, in conjunction with our other transparency efforts, will enhance citizens accessibility to, and comprehension of, the town's finances."
“We believe that transparency is more than just making data available; it is about providing data that is easily understandable in the proper context for people to relate,” said Chris Bullock, CEO of ClearGov. “Traditional financial statements alone do not properly tell a town’s financial story. We are proud to support Davidson’s efforts towards enhancing transparency and, most importantly, fostering a deeper understanding of how their government works.”
ClearGov sources publicly available financial data on municipalities to create easy-to-understand transparency websites 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 transparency site with more robust information and provide context through commentary on the figures.
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 through transparency. 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.