Agendease was created by a municipal government employee with over 20 years experience assembling meeting packets and working with boards and commissons of many types. Charles Simon created what became the prototype for Agendease while working for a fast-growing suburban city of about 25,000 tech-savvy residents. The idea at the time was to find a way to put meeting packets on the Internet so that the City Council members could conduct meetings by viewing the packet on laptops. Additionally, residents of the city wanted to see the same information that the council members were seeing. After finding nothing on the market that provided these features, Charles developed a system that was to be temporary until a more comprehensive product could be found. That first system was in use by the city for seven years.
The meeting packet creator that is Agendease today is a far cry from the first one Charles created for his former employer. His years of experience in working with boards and delivering service expected by a city's residents have guided him in developing Agendease into the superior product that it is today.
Agendease is built on the principle that a meeting packet is not simply a collection of documents, but it is a vital step in the decision making process for the organizations that use packets. It is the primary way that information is communicated from an organization's staff to its decision makers. It is a book published as frequently as meetings are conducted. Preparing and delivering it must be accurate, timely, and a convenience to the people responsible for putting it together. Agendease was designed with all this in mind from the viewpoint of a experienced muncipal employee looking for solutions to make the delivery of information easier.