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Posted on: May 28, 2021

New County Meeting Streaming and Improved User Experience

Goochland County - New County Meeting Streaming and Improved User Experience

Goochland County has launched a new streaming service for every County public meeting meaning you can watch Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Economic Development Authority, and School Board meetings online in a new and improved format.

The new streaming software from Swagit Productions, LLC (Swagit) provides a comprehensive platform for citizens to watch meetings live, view archived meetings, and access meeting transcripts.

County and Schools Meeting Streaming

Join your fellow citizens from your computer or mobile device on June 1, 2021 for the next meeting. We also index our meetings so you can navigate between different agenda points, and you can view the meetings on your computers, laptops, or mobile devices.  To stream County Meetings click on the "Watch County Meetings" button (fourth round button on the website main page) or click "Transparency" on the top of the page and select "Watch County Meetings Live or Archived."  For a visual reference please see the screenshots below.

The links below will also take you directly to the Goochland County Meetings page and Goochland School Board Meetings page. 

Goochland County Meetings:            https://www.goochlandva.us/1154/County-Meetings

Goochland School Board Meetings: http://goochlandschools.org/school-board-meeting-live-stream/ 

Goochland - Video Streaming - Main Page

All Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Economic Development Authority, and School Board meetings will be archived and accessible for on-demand viewing.  Once archived, the on-demand feature allows for viewers to choose which meeting agenda items, or conversations, they wish to watch and then go directly to that video segment.  A transcript is created by voice to text technology, allowing citizens to search the archives for the spoken word in a meeting which is synced to the video.

This webcasting feature is compatible with multiple platforms including Apple, Android, and other popular devices.  You can now watch and experience the meetings in a streamlined manner while on the go.

Goochland - Video Streaming of County Meetings - cropped

“Goochland County is excited to announce the implementation of new meeting streaming software that will provide a new and improved consistency and experience for citizens who watch our public meetings live or via archived recordings,” remarked John Lumpkins, Chairman of the Goochland County Board of Supervisors.  “Transparency is important for Goochland as we conduct business, this new resource enhances the transparency of our public meetings.

Swagit is known for their ability to provide streaming and content management solutions for cities, counties, and school districts with a cost-effective, convenient means to engage the local community.

Now Goochland County has an improved ability to:

  • Live stream meetings and events
  • Indexed meetings allowing you to jump to different parts
  • Ability to watch meetings on the go

The implementation of the new meeting streaming software will streamline and provide consistency throughout public meetings of Goochland County including meetings of the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Economic Development Authority and School Board. 

Board Meeting Room - Assisted Listening System

In addition to the new and improved streaming experience, Goochland County is pleased to announce we have a new Bluetooth based Assisted Listening system to assist citizens who attend public meetings in person.  The Assisted Listening system works with County provided Headsets, County provided device that that works with any hearing aid that has a T coil setting, or by using your own mobile phone and an App named “Wavecast”.  Detailed instructions are in the back of the Board of Supervisors meeting room at the County Administration Building and on the Board of Supervisors page of the County’s website (www.goochlandva.us). 

County Meeting Streaming
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