The Governmental Accounting Standards Board said Tuesday that it will provide live video webcasting of its in-person public meetings, beginning on October 30 and 31.
Teleconferences, which are deliberative meetings held by telephone between in-person GASB meetings, will continue to be audio-only webcast. Live webcasting of both in-person public meetings and teleconferences will be hosted on GASB’s Web site.
The announcement follows the launch of an updated Web site, branding and logo for GASB.
“The new and improved GASB Web site, coupled with recent improvements to our office technology, prompted our decision to provide video webcasting of the board’s public meetings and audio-only webcasts of teleconferences,” said GASB chairman David A. Vaudt in a statement. “This will allow our stakeholders from across the nation to tune in to all the board’s standard-setting activities for state and local governments. We anticipate that this will lead to increased participation in our due process.”
Previously, the only ways to tune into GASB’s public meetings were to attend in person or through telephone conferencing. Those who are interested in attending future meetings in person, however, can continue to register on GASB’s Web site.
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