Interactive Financial Tool-OpenGov
In January, 2016, the Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer’s office launched a new digital platform to provide residents, elected officials and staff unprecedented access to the county’s financial data. The new platform, powered by OpenGov, transforms complex financial data into an interactive, digital format that enables better analysis and understanding of the county’s finances. The intuitive design makes it easier to explore how taxpayer money is collected and spent. The platform may be accessed by clicking the link below.
The OpenGov platform displays 5 years of government spending and revenue detail in a user-friendly portal. Users can view historical revenue and expenditure trends over time and explore multiple views of financial data, including by fund, department, expense, or revenue type. The current year report provides insight into spending and revenues year-to-date. For example, visitors to the platform may answer frequently asked questions such as “What did the county spend on bond payments over the past 5 years?” or “How much did the county spend in a particular department?” and then share that information directly from the platform via email or on social media.
Beyond sharing information with the public, Douglas County can also use OpenGov internally to create custom reports, manage operations to budget, and keep Commissioners informed. With today’s launch, Douglas County joins a growing list of more than 500 leading cities, counties, state agencies, school systems, and special districts across the country that leverage OpenGov technology.
Questions may be sent to the Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer staff by clicking “help” button in the upper right corner of the screen, which brings up a drop down menu. Then click “contact Douglas County.”