In an effort to streamline event permitting processes, increase transparency and cut costs, the City of Aurora has launched Eproval - a new online special events application and approval platform.
Eproval is a leading online application and approval solution designed for local governments – making it easier for customers to submit applications, and more cost-efficient for government and partner agencies to review and approve.
“Each year, we receive nearly 100 applications for special events,” said Special Events Manager Gina Moga. “The new Eproval platform will make the process much more streamlined and user-friendly, resulting in a faster approval time for permits.”
An easy, centralized one-stop online solution, Eproval is mutually-beneficial to community members and to City staff.
For those seeking to host events in Aurora, the easy-to-use system will reduce paper submissions, processing times and the need for multiple face-to-face meetings. It is accessible from any computer or any device, anytime and anywhere.
For those managing the approval process, Eproval enables real-time collaboration between all departments, using proven workflow processes and leveraging a common dashboard which will lead to process improvement and approval transparency.
"We understand the importance of finding innovative solutions that decrease costs and increase value to our taxpayers,” said Linda Jones, IT PMO Manager.
Led by the City of Aurora’s IT Department and Special Events Division, the implementation process of the Eproval system included City staff, key partner stakeholders and volunteer community organizations that were planning events in the near future.
“The demand for digital services and data transparency continues to increase at the municipal level,” said Chief Information Officer Michael Pegues. “With the need for governments to go digital, Eproval accommodates this shift through the provision of automated and streamlined application and permitting solutions.”
Access the new application at www.aurora-il.org/1235/Special-Events under the Permits & Applications tab.