Munetrix adds Detroit-area municipal leader Katrina Powell as Vice President of Municipal Services in newly created leadership position
Munetrix, a public sector solutions provider offering data management, analytics and reporting tools for state and local governments and public school districts, today announced the hiring of Katrina Powell as Vice President of Municipal Services to head up the company’s growing public sector practice.2/7/2018
Munetrix, a public sector solutions provider offering data management, analytics and reporting tools for states, local governments and public school districts, announced today that 36 Michigan public school districts received a perfect Munetrix fiscal indicator score of zero for three consecutive years.1/22/2018
Michigan municipalities and counties using Munetrix’s Report Wizard™ projected to capture $35M in 2018 state revenue sharing
Munetrix clients who used The Munetrix® Transparency Compliance Report Wizard™ are projected to receive state appropriations totaling more than $35 million in fiscal year 2018. Since the tool’s inception in 2011, the State of Michigan has disbursed almost $200 million to Munetrix clients. One Oakland County township who used the report wizard, for example, will receive $319,030 in revenue sharing for fiscal 2018.1/10/2018
Michigan-based public sector solutions provider Munetrix named to GovTech100 list for third consecutive year
Munetrix, a public sector solutions provider offering data management, analytics and reporting tools for state and local governments and public school districts, was included on the 2018 GovTech100, an annual index by Government Technology magazine that highlights the top 100 companies in the country serving government in unique, innovative and effective ways. Munetrix has been included on the GovTech100 list since it was introduced in 2016 and is one of only three Michigan-based companies listed for 2018. The announcement of the GovTech100 honor was made by Munetrix President, Bob Kittle.11/20/2017
Munetrix recognized by the State of Michigan as a prequalified vendor in providing data analytics tools for municipalities and school districts
Munetrix announced that the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) named the company an approved vendor, prequalified to provide data analytics tools to Michigan municipalities and school districts. Munetrix was only one of two vendors who achieved this status for municipalities; and it was also the third consecutive year that the company received prequalification by the DTMB for use by Michigan’s public school districts.11/17/2017
The Small Company Internship Award(SCIA) Program is giving Oakland University students a new way to connect with innovative Michigan businesses seeking interns to work on projects that are both beneficial to the company and academically relevant to the student.11/6/2017
Local units of government that purchased financial forecasting and transparency reporting tools through state of Michigan-approved vendors can now apply for a partial reimbursement, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.
All cities, villages, townships and counties that enter into an agreement to purchase financial forecasting and transparency reporting tools through Munetrix or Forecast5 on or before Dec. 1, 2017, are eligible for a partial reimbursement under the Financial Data Analytic Tool Reimbursement Program. A total of $500,000 in funding is available for reimbursements during the state’s 2018 fiscal year.10/2/2017
Center for Digital Government’s inaugural Government Experience award lauds the Munetrix Emergency Preparedness Manager
Munetrix was included on the Center for Digital Government’s inaugural Government Experience awards. Designed to honor U.S. government units that offer citizens more integrated, anticipatory, and personalized electronic services, the award included Munetrix in a special category for private sector-created experiences established through government data, APIs and other innovative partnerships.9/6/2017
The Center for Digital Government announced the winners of the inaugural Government Experience Awards. The awards recognize the achievements and best practices of states, cities and counties that have gone to the web and beyond to radically improve the experience of government and push the boundaries of how citizen services are delivered. Munetrix earned the award in the Business-to-Government category for scheduling, managing & publishing state-mandated school public safety drills.6/8/2017
Munetrix recognizes select school users for their high level of use, coupled with the quantity and quality of information posted to their websites.5/25/2017
Munetrix proudly receives $100,0000 award from the Macomb Innovation Fund. The initiative provides capital to emerging businesses and learning opportunities to local students.5/23/2017
Munetrix Announces Release of Community Health Index and Enrollment Projection Tools for Municipal & School Users.
Two new planning tools have been unveiled as part of its growing stable of reports for public schools and their municipal counterparts. With the release of the community health index and enrollment projection tool, Munetrix continues to lead the sector’s technological advancements by offering the most complete suite of performance and operational management tools available to school districts and municipalities across the country.1/23/2017
Bill Hamilton, Ed.D., has joined the company in the new role of Senior Education Consultant for its school business segment as the company continues to round out its advisory team.1/12/2017
Munetrix was included on the 2017 GovTech100, an annual index by the Government Technology magazine that highlights the top 100 companies in the country focused on helping governments do their work more effectively to better serve their communities.12/20/2016
Cash strapped municipalities claim more than $30m in revenue sharing using Munetrix public sector transparency compliance tools in Michigan
The Munetrix Transparency Compliance Report Wizard helped customers simplify the process of applying for revenue sharing from the Michigan’s Cities, Villages, Townships Revenue Sharing and County Incentive Program, which will result in state payments of more than $30m over the next 12 months.12/20/2016
Munetrix receives “Game Changer” recognition from Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce, capping off an award-winning year
Munetrix has received the Game Changer award, which was sponsored by the Palace Sports & Entertainment is designated for the company changing the way business is done.12/09/2016
Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget again names Munetrix an approved vendor to provide data analytics tools to Michigan public school districts
The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) has named the company an approved vendor prequalified to provide data analytics tools to Michigan public school districts. It is the second consecutive year Munetrix has been named an approved vendor by DTMB.12/09/2016
Munetrix receives a District Administration Magazine Readers’ Choice Top Product award for second consecutive year
Munetrix has received “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products for 2016” recognition from District Administration magazine, which is geared to leaders in K-12 education. It is the second consecutive year Munetrix has been recognized by District Administration readers for providing a top product.10/04/2016
Munetrix announced Samantha J. Harkins has joined the company in the new role of vice president, government relations. Harkins is widely respected in the municipal and government space and immediately prior to Munetrix, served as President of the Michigan Municipal League Foundation, where she directed operations and served as the lead fundraiser for League programs.
Munetrix sponsors Horizon Leadership Academy scholarships for Michigan Association of School Administrator’s Annual Fall Conference
Munetrix is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Horizon Leadership Academy scholarships. The scholarships allow education leaders in economically challenged districts to attend the Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA) annual Fall Conference, held in Traverse City from Sept. 21-23. The announcement was made by Munetrix President, Bob Kittle.
Munetrix’s new collaboration with Oakland University’s Public Affairs Research Laboratory (PARL) nets survey tools responding to K-12 student migration.
22 Michigan public school districts receive a perfect Munetrix fiscal indicator score of zero for 2 consecutive years
In a report released today, Bob Kittle, president of Michigan-based Munetrix, a data aggregator offering a comprehensive suite of reporting, management and forecasting tools designed to meet the financial management and transparency needs of states, municipalities and schools, announced 22 Michigan public school districts received a perfect Munetrix fiscal indicator score of zero for the second consecutive school year.
Munetrix CEO and Co-Founder Bob Kittle explains how his company can act as an early warning system for cities in times of fiscal turmoil.
Munetrix President discusses local government, Michigan’s school funding and Flint’s outlook on WJR radio interview
Bob Kittle, president of Michigan-based Munetrix, was interviewed today on the Frank Beckmann show on WJR am 760 by guest host Jason Vines.
Munetrix continues its data sharing relationship with the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)
Munetrix, a data aggregator offering a comprehensive suite of reporting, management and forecasting tools designed to meet the financial management and transparency needs of states, municipalities and schools, announces its continuing relationship in providing fiscal data and scoring trends to the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), located at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
Munetrix has been included on the inaugural list of GovTech100, a new annual index by the Government Technology magazine of companies that highlights the top 100 companies in the country making a difference in state and local government markets. The announcement of the GovTech100 listing was made by Munetrix President, Bob Kittle.
Munetrix hit the milestone 300 customer mark in 2015, the company’s fifth anniversary year. Next up for 2016, says Munetrix President Bob Kittle, is expanding the company’s national footprint and a goal of 500 customers by year’s end; plus, increased focus on distressed municipal markets and the Munetrix fiscal indicator score, a standardized early warning measure for local governments and public schools.
December 10th school district webinar will look at analyzing academic achievement using Munetrix
Munetrix will conduct a brief how-to webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 10:00 a.m. EST titled, “Analyzing Academic Achievement with Munetrix.” The webinar is directed at superintendents, curriculum directors, business managers and engaged citizens. In announcing the webinar, Bob Kittle, president of Munetrix, commented on the addition of the achievement data to the Munetrix platform.
Michigan-based Munetrix, a data aggregator offering a comprehensive suite of reporting, management and forecasting tools designed to meet the financial management and transparency needs of states, municipalities and schools, announced today it has received “Readers’ Choice Top Products for 2015” recognition from District Administration magazine, which is geared to leaders in K-12 education. The award was announced by Munetrix President, Bob Kittle.
Bob Kittle, president of Michigan-based Munetrix, a data aggregator offering a comprehensive suite of reporting, management and forecasting tools designed to meet the financial management and transparency needs of states, municipalities and schools, has been re-elected to a two-year term on the Auburn Hills City Council. Kittle has served continuously on the City Council since 2002 and is currently mayor pro-tem.
Munetrix named 1 of only 2 approved vendors pre-qualified to provide data analytics tools to Michigan public school districts
Munetrix announced today it has been named one of only two approved vendors prequalified to provide data analytics tools for reimbursement to Michigan public school districts. The approved vendors were identified through a RFP process led by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. The announcement was made by Munetrix President Bob Kittle.
Michigan-based Munetrix, released its first “Munetrix Safest Cities” list. The Munetrix list looks at Michigan communities over 50,000 in population using total crime as the metric, which is different from most crime studies, according to Bob Kittle, president of Munetrix and lead analyst for this report.
Munetrix presents School and Government Finance 101 – a webinar for engaged citizens
Michigan-based Munetrix, will hold a webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 10:00 a.m. EST titled, “School and Government Finance 101”. The webinar is directed at engaged citizens interested in learning the basics of school and government finance. Bob Kittle, president of Munetrix, notes that public financing has an impact on all citizens.
Munetrix hires communications coordinator; strengthens connections to Oakland University
Munetrix announces Austin Lass has joined the company as a communications coordinator responsible for communicating the firm’s service and capabilities to external audiences. Lass is joining Munetrix following his graduation from Oakland University this month. His hiring was announced by Bob Kittle, president of Munetrix.
Michigan-based Munetrix, a data aggregator offering a comprehensive suite of reporting, management and forecasting tools designed to meet the financial management and transparency needs of states, municipalities and schools, announces a partnership with the Michigan Municipal Services Authority (MMSA) for shared data services.
Michigan-based Munetrix, a data aggregator offering a comprehensive suite of reporting, management and forecasting tools designed to meet the financial management and transparency needs of states, municipalities and schools, has been honored as an Economic Bright Spot by Corp! Magazine, a statewide Michigan business publication that sought out companies who are a driving force in the state’s economic recovery.
Michigan-based Munetrix, a data aggregator offering a comprehensive suite of reporting, management and forecasting tools designed to meet the financial management and transparency needs of states, municipalities and schools, looked to its Oakland University Incubator (OU INC) roots when it sought to provide Munetrix data and training to OU students as part of a pilot curriculum in the Master of Public Administration program in 2014.
Among top cities in the NerdWallet survey of Michigan is Auburn Hills. In 2010 — as Detroit was crippled by debt — Bob Kittle and Buzz Brown started Munetrix, a technology company in Auburn Hills, 25 miles north of Detroit. In 2013 and 2014, as Detroit was filing for bankruptcy, Kittle and Brown received $48,000 in two grants from the Michigan Small Business Development Center.
Local Detroit News Station conducts an interview with Munetrix CEO Bob Kittle
Munetrix co-founders to speak at Michigan School Business Officials 77th annual conference and exhibit
Buzz Brown and Bob Kittle, co-founders of Michigan-based Munetrix, which offers a proprietary fiscal credit score and early warning indicator for school districts and municipalities through a data-driven, public-facing dashboard that complies with state transparency laws, will serve as speakers at the Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO) 77th annual conference and exhibit to be held April 28-30 at Cobo Center in Detroit. The conference is the largest educational trade show in Michigan and this yearâ€™s theme is Leading with Positivity.
Lyon Township was among 18 municipal governments to achieve perfect scores on a fiscal study for 2013. The findings were released recently by the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments in partnership with Munetrix, a data compiling company that collected the data.
Bob Kittle, president of Michigan-based Munetrix, which offers a proprietary fiscal credit score and early warning indicator for school districts and municipalities through a data-driven, public-facing dashboard that complies with state transparency laws, announced 30 Michigan public school districts received a perfect Munetrix fiscal indicator score of zero for the 2013-2014 school year.
Munetrix Rating System Could Help You Decide Where To Move</h5>
Bob Kittle, president of Munetrix, said that the organization creates data the yields a score, similar to a FICO score, for local governments, but also for residents who may be thinking about moving.
SEMCOG uses data from OU INC client, Munetrix, in new report identifying Michigan communities with perfect fiscal indicator scores
Bob Kittle, President of Michigan-based Munetrix, an OU INC client
which offers a proprietary fiscal credit score and early warning indicator for school districts and municipalities through a data-driven, public-facing dashboard that complies with state transparency laws, announced that Munetrix data was used as the basis for a report just released by SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council of Governments) revealing Michigan member communities with a perfect financial indicator score, known as a Munetrix score.
Munetrix president testifies before Michigan legislature on proposed early warning bills for state school districts
Bob Kittle, President of Michigan-based Munetrix, which offers a proprietary fiscal credit score and early warning indicator for school districts and municipalities through a data-driven, public-facing dashboard that complies with state transparency laws, testified before the Michigan legislature on Wednesday, March 25 about a series of early warning bills currently under consideration in Lansing.
Economic development pros are in a fiercely competitive game of attracting new or expanding businesses to their city or state. With tax credits facing additional scrutiny and sometimes being removed completely from the economic development bag of tricks, it may be time to let the data do the talking.
The path to a solution regarding the lengthy contract dispute between Belding teachers and the Board of Education has struck its largest impasse.01/27/2015
Munetrix, capturing and monitoring municipal and school district financial data to assist government entities with informed short and long-term financial planning and decision making, is celebrating its 5th anniversary in 2015.
Citizens Research Council of Michigan cites Munetrix data for ongoing reporting on the fiscal health of state school districts
Munetrix, which captures and monitors municipal and
school district financial data to assist government entities with informed short and long-term financial planning and decision making, has again been referenced for its research data on school districts in a white paper prepared by the Citizens Research Council of Michigan (CRC of Michigan).
Most schools in the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District are doing better at estimating future enrollment and cutting costs. In a general sense, schools are not generating more money, but they are doing a better job adjusting their budgets to reflect decreasing state funding and increasing operation costs.
Using the Munetrix website, citizens can compare their school district against multiple similar districts and view key financial performance indicators in their district.
OU INC Awarded BAF Funding To Assist Munetrix
The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) has recently awarded OU INC $34,000 from the Business Accelerator Fund (BAF) to assist Auburn Hills-based Munetrix.
Munetrix is starting to hit some significant numbers when it comes to revenue.
School District Fiscal Health Improves, but some long-term challenges remain
Bill allowing for year-round school passes Michigan House & Senate
The Michigan House of Representatives has passed a bill that would allow at-risk school districts to opt for year-round classes.
Gov. Rick Snyders proposal of an approximate 3 percent increase to K-12 funding spurred a debate over whether he has increased or slashed education spending during his time in office.
Munetrix Expanding its Market
Auburn Hills based start-up Munetrix is successfully taking Public Private Partnerships to the next level by including non-profits.
A decade of recession hit one region, southeast Michigan, harder than anywhere else.
Four OU INC SmartZone affiliates have been named semi-finalists in North Americaâ€™s largest business plan contest, the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition.
Auburn Hills-based Munetrix, a provider of financial transparency data for municipality and local school districts in Michigan, and the Municipal Advisory Council of Michigan, the information and service organization for businesses involved in the municipal bond industry, today announced a data sharing agreement.
Michigan-based Munetrix has developed a rating system ranking districts from zero for low risk, up to ten for those at highest risk of facing a financial crisis.
It is fashionable these days to bash Michigan?s local governments. While the financial challenges of the state?s largest cities dominate the news, a recent release of local government financial scores demonstrates that the overwhelming majority of Michigan?s township leaders, as well as other municipal officials, have kept their local governments on solid financial footing in spite of extraordinary challenges.
In this age of intensified polarization, there’s hardly an issue the masses can come to a consensus on. But in the deep muck of non-sequiturs and insults that seem to increasingly inhabit our most important debates, there’s one issue that still comes away as a winner for all involved almost every time. That is, improving the health and safety of our kids.
State Superintendent Mike Flanagan delivered troubling news to a legislative panel last week:
State Superintendent Mike Flanagan delivered troubling news to a legislative panel last week
A Munetrix review of data from local governments sent to the state found communities in growing trouble and communities digging out of budget problems.
According to Munetrix co-founder Buzz Brown, “The 2012 numbers raise a few questions, but also demonstrate signs of sound school fiscal management.”
While the financial problems of Detroit have captured the headlines this spring, a new analysis released today on government finance finds that dozens of Michigan communities may be on a course for crisis.
Three local units of government highlight the benefits of the scoring system and how the hold scoring system differs from the new system: Wayne County, Buena Vista Township in Saginaw County and the city of Holland that straddles Ottawa and Allegan counties.
A gritty, blue-collar city on Lake Michigan, Muskegon faces headwinds similar to many Michigan communities: factory closings, job losses, an eroding tax base.
Munetrix® is a social media, web-based financial management and transparency database for municipalities and schools.
Munetrix, the popular government transparency tool, has reached a major customer milestone within its rapidly expanding database. Munetrix users have posted more than 500 ways to collaborate and share services with each other as they continue to find ways to operate more efficiently.
For years, taxpayers have been asking municipalities and school districts for transparency in how they do business.
Munetrix users have posted more than 500 ways to collaborate and share services with each other as they continue to find ways to operate more efficiently.
Munetrix announces that Lami Adabonyan, Andrew Opalewski and Stefanie Taconelli have joined this fast-growing firm
Munetrix Selected as Semi-Finalist in Accelerate Michigan International Business Plan Competition
Munetrix, LLC continues to demonstrate fiscal transparency leadership by being named a semi-finalist in the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition.
Munetrix Every Number Has A Meaning
As financial managers of municipalities and school districts across the country struggle to keep costs in line and manage taxpayer money, a Michigan company is offering powerful tools to help them navigate economically troubled waters.
Oakland County business offers metro Detroiters an easy way to see how their tax dollars are being spent
TV Channel 4 broadcast about Munetrix
City of Utica uses the Munetrix Dashboard and Citizens’ Guide
Video from Advisor & Source Newspaper
A financial firm that help Utica implement statistical reporting online to help the city qualify for state revenue sharing money recognized Utica officials’ for superior government transparency.
Video with City of Warren CitiStat Analyst James Hartley describes the City’s first submission of transparency and accountability dashboard and citizen guide to finances to fulfill Gov. Rick Snyder’s new Economic Vitality Incentive Program
Residents who wish to know more about City finances now have an easy and interactive online tool to help them figure out how their tax dollars are being spent.
Michigan Firm Introduces Munetrix with a New Dynamic Dashboard – Answering Governor Snyder’s Call to Make Municipality Financial Reporting: “Fit for Human Consumption”.
For the first time, taxpayers can clearly see how officials are spending their tax dollars.
Munetrix is an online service that puts municipal finances at residents’ fingertips in charts and graphs.
County budget information to be accessible through online [Munetrix] ‘dashboard’
Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel announced Monday that the county is now presenting detailed county financial information in a user-friendlier manner on its Web site.
WJR Frank Beckmann interview with Mark Hackel
Macomb County went live today with a new financial dashboard on its website powered by Auburn Hills-based Munetrix LLC, the online tool that offers financial records for about 1,800 municipal governments and provides other municipal dashboard services.
With the need to fulfill requirements to continue to receive state funding through the Economic Vitality Incentive Program, the board passed a motion on Monday, June 13 to post a link on the village website to a site called Munetrix to find past year budgets for the village of Armada.
Fiscal ‘radar’ helps cities chart finances
Detroit News: Daniel Howes
Auburn Hills-based Munetrix.com, a fiscal health and planning tool popular with local units of government, is now available to the general public via smartphones like iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and others.