SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In announcing his budget for the state, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder called for shared sacrifice on the part of state and local government to help bridge a $2 billion budget gap. His proposed deep spending cuts don't bode well for cities and counties already taxed by slashed budgets and staff. But sharing doesn't have to be about sacrificing, particularly when what are being shared are services among government entities. That's the message that will be conveyed at the annual ImageSoft Government Summit in Lansing, Mich., on June 8.
Presented by ImageSoft, Inc., a Southfield, Mich. technology company, the Summit will focus on how sharing services and technology can enable cities and counties to better meet constituent needs and even undertake new initiatives.
During the day-long event, keynote speaker Oakland County Deputy Executive Robert Daddow will discuss how to plan for, launch and successfully implement shared services programs. Daddow, an Oakland County official since 1992, has been involved in multiple successful collaborative projects – both at the local and county level. His talk, Shared Services – Politics Versus Reality, will focus on technology, governance, funding, security, and other considerations in undertaking collaborative projects in government. He'll also highlight some of the shared services programs implemented by Oakland County.
"City and county governments, pressured by diminished budgets and staff, are increasingly wrestling with how to provide basic services to their constituents. At the Summit, they will hear what others in government have done to address these issues and learn about technology solutions and new approaches – like collaborating with other government entities – that will help them achieve their objectives in a more efficient and cost-effective way, even in the face of reduced revenue and staff," said Scott Bade, ImageSoft president.
In addition to the keynote session, the ImageSoft Government Summit will also feature a dozen breakout sessions on a variety of department-specific topics, including accounts payable, human resources, the courts, the prosecutor's office, and others. Lansing Mayor Virgil Bernero will provide opening remarks.
The Summit, which is free to attend, is geared for state, county and local government officials of all levels and from multiple agencies. It will be held from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development and will include continental breakfast and lunch. Participants are also invited to attend a golf outing and Summit welcome dinner on June 7 at the Hawk Hollow Golf Course, in Lansing. For more information or to register for the Government Summit, visit www.imagesoftinc.com/government-summit-2011.html
About ImageSoft, Inc.
ImageSoft, Inc., was founded in 1996 and provides technology solutions to automate, streamline and improve workplace processes, increase productivity, reduce operating costs, and save time and money. The company serves customers throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. This year ImageSoft marks 15 years in business and has achieved continuous sales growth since its inception. Its markets include government, the courts, healthcare, insurance companies, educational institutions, and manufacturers. An award-winning company, since 2008 ImageSoft has consistently been named one of the nation's Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies by Inc. Magazine, and has repeatedly been selected as one of Michigan's Economic Bright Spots and as one of Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. In 2010, ImageSoft also earned the prestigious Best Fit Integrator Award from the Center for Digital Government. For more information visit www.imagesoftinc.com.
SOURCE ImageSoft, Inc.