By Adam Petrovsky, GovEd Practice Leader, Logicalis US
For many government and educational organizations, public meetings are a very important part of the democratic process. Citizens with an interest in observing or participating in public meetings often attend school board meetings, city or county council meetings, zoning commission meetings or zoning board meetings. As advances in technology have improved, however, public meetings have adopted a handful of common tools. Solutions such as live broadcasting via cable networks or the web, audio reinforcement with better microphone and PA systems, laptop use, and projectors displaying presentations are regularly seen at public meeting events.