The Voice • April 2016


We are excited to share that the Recorders Association of Missouri (RAM) has completed and released an educational video that explains the value, responsibilities and services the Recorder’s Office provides to the community. RAM realized that there was a lack of knowledge and understanding of their office within the general public, their customers, and even other local government offices.

With help from Fidlar Technologies, the RAM Technology Committee started to plan and create the video last year. The completed version was unveiled this month at the annual RAM Training Conference and has since been posted to the association’s website. Each County Recorder was given a copy of the video to use for their own purposes. The clip can be incorporated into the county’s official website, presented to local schools and community organizations, and much more.

“Three years ago, the Recorders Association of Missouri viewed the Recorders’ video from Ohio,” stated RAM President Jan Jones. “We immediately knew we needed something similar. The association’s goal was to create an informative video that would heighten awareness of our primary functions. We wanted the video to answer some of our most common questions: ‘What does a Recorder’s office do?’ ‘When would you need a Recorder?’ ‘What documents might be located and archived in a Recorder’s office?’ The RAM video serves as a tool for Missouri’s Recorders to use when talking to local organizations regarding the responsibilities and functions of the office.

“Fidlar generously took the leading role in completing our video and RAM is very grateful for that,” continues Jones. “The video was presented at our annual conference and received a standing ovation. We owe a great deal of thanks to Alex Riggen from Fidlar Technologies for his assistance in creating our association’s video.”

We applaud Missouri’s initiative to create this video and promote their office. The Recorder’s Office is an often misunderstood and underappreciated office in county government and we could all benefit from a clearer understanding of its value and services to the public.