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Explore how Clayton County is building community trust and transparency around ARPA programs and fulfilling Treasury reporting requirements!

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) represents an historic investment on behalf of the United States federal government. In disbursing these funds, the federal government has committed to helping communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Transparency and accountability are key tenets of the administration of these funds.

The Treasury mandates that local governments keep communities informed as to where and how ARPA funds are being spent. In addition, local governments receiving ARPA dollars will be required to report quarterly (and in some cases, annually) from 2021 to 2027.

Join us on December 7th, 2021 at 11am PT / 2PM ET to hear how Clayton County has created a dedicated ARPA plan that is providing visibility into the allocation of their funds, the progress of programs, and the key outcomes achieved.

Chief Strategy Officer, Dr. Chalonda Smith and Richa Adhikari, Strategy Analyst, will do a deep dive into the structure of the County’s ARPA plan. They will show how it’s providing a framework for simpler Treasury reporting and greater transparency with residents of Clayton County.

By attending this 1-hour complimentary webinar, you will:

  • Get ideas for allocating, tracking and reporting on ARPA expenditures, including key categories as supplied by the Treasury
  • Learn about Envisio’s dedicated ARPA plan template
  • Hear best practices for managing and reporting on ARPA spending
  • Learn more about how to build community trust and transparency around ARPA programs and outcomes.

Guest Speakers: Dr. Chalonda Smith, Chief Strategy Officer, Clayton County Board of Commissioners & Richa Adhikari, Strategy Analyst, Clayton County Board of Commissioners
Host: Rob Hines, Customer Success Manager, Envisio

Webinar duration: 1 hour

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Dr. Chalonda Smith, Clayton County Board of Commissioners

With more than 25 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, Dr. Chalonda Smith is the Chief Strategy Officer of Clayton County’s Office of Performance Management (OPM). The mission of the OPM is to foster and preserve a culture of strategic leadership and continuous improvement in the county. In her professional background, she has provided management consulting designed to leverage evidenced-based best practices. Chalonda earned her PhD in Public Administration with a concentration in law and public policy at Walden University. She is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha (the National Honor Society for Public Administration), American Society for Public Administrators (ASPA), Golden Key International Honour Society, National Grants Management Association (NGMA), and an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Richa Adhikari, Clayton County Board of Commissioners

Richa Adhikari is the Strategy Analyst at the Clayton County Board of Commissioners’ Office of Performance Management. She is a doctoral candidate in Public Management and Policy at Georgia State University. Richa is the lead in spearheading strategic priorities for the departments in the county. Using Envisio, she monitors each department’s progress on strategic priorities and assists with data visualizations of performance. She is the liaison between the Board of Commissioners and the department heads to create a cohesive, county-wide strategic plan.

Rob Hines, Envisio

Rob Hines is a Senior Customer Success Manager with Envisio. He has many years of experience successfully managing client and stakeholder relationships, and he currently assists Envisio customers with implementation solutions, strategic execution and performance management. Rob values transparency, directness, honesty, diversity, respect, creativity and humor. Rob has a BSc in Agriculture. He also takes great pride in being strategic: “I plan my work and work my plan.”