Digital Transformation Update: August 2019

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August 6, 2019

The City of Lawton is pleased to announce additional projects underway as part of its digital transformation process, under the leadership of Mayor Stan Booker and City Manager Michael Cleghorn.


Research and proposals for projects ranging from new audio/visual and joint streaming equipment to enterprise resource planning and emergency communication software are in the works. Body cameras for the Lawton Police Department, a new Municipal Court system as well as e-ticketing capabilities are next up.


“Hiring a director level professional to lead our Information Technology Services Department has been a game changer,” said Lawton Mayor Stan Booker, complementing Director Gwendolyn Spencer who joined the City in February 2019. “Our digital transformation is something we have looked forward to for so long and it is happening faster than we could’ve imagined.”


Digital upgrades and innovation come on the heels of the 2019 January proposition, which allocated additional funding for information technology needs. New developments will convenience citizens in terms of offering readily available online services in all facets and universalizing processes and platforms.


“If citizens don’t want to come to City Hall, they shouldn’t have to,” said City Manager Michael Cleghorn. “We want them to be able to submit building plans, apply for permits or conveniently pay bills within the comfort of their own homes or offices. We are moving toward a digital City Hall.”


Recent internal upgrades include moving to the latest version of Microsoft Office across all departments, installing remote desktop access and implementing VoIP phone systems.


Plans to further Lawton’s growth and advancement by way of digital upgrades will be shared with the community as they occur. Additional community development and projects will soon be announced in the creation of a new, proposed Capital Improvement Program. Citizens may visit lawtonok.gov for the latest news and developments.


 

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