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Marshall County Receives Statewide Award

September 26, 2013

  09/27/13The Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) announced Wednesday during their annual conference that Marshall County received the 2013 County Achievement Award. The award recognized Marshall County’s online permitting process.

Marshall County recognized that residents faced a lot of confusion when attempting to obtain permits. In response to this problem, Marshall County partnered with the Schneider Corporation to develop a web based online permitting process that offers a streamlined and efficient means of obtaining permits.

The program offers residents the convenience of 24 hour access to government. It saves permit applicants time and money, while increasing government transparency and efficiency. The online access reduces the need for office visits, reduces the time it takes to generate permits, and eliminates confusion by consolidating the permits into one application. The county plans to continue to expand its online service sit to provide taxpayers an opportunity to save time and money.

AIC presented the award during its Annual Conference, the state’s largest gathering of county officials. The four-day conference included an array of workshops and breakout sessions designed specifically for county officeholders. Officials met in Switzerland County along with representatives from public agencies and private entities. Conference topics addressed a variety of issues concerning local governments, including: how federal health care reform affects counties, government administration, funding county services, and taking full advantage of road dollars.

Pictured: Marshall County Officials accept the 2013 County Achievement Award presented by the Association of Indiana Counties at its Annual Conference Wednesday.

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About the AIC: The Association of Indiana Counties, Inc. is a nonprofit organization established in 1957 for the betterment of county government. The various functions of the AIC include lobbying the Indiana General Assembly on behalf of counties, serving as liaison among counties, state and federal agencies as well as providing technical assistance and training to county officials and employees.