The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Center for Management Strategies (the Center) announced a partnership with CH2M HILL to support the Center's research and education initiatives in leading practices of collaborative service delivery. CH2M HILL will be a leading research partner, private-sector thought leader, and investor in the Center's work to bring forward research, education, and technical assistance to local governments on the emerging topic of collaborative service delivery.
CH2M HILL, a long-term ICMA strategic partner, is a recognized thought leader on the topic of public-private partnerships and has worked with many local governments to enhance service delivery to their communities.
Collaborative service delivery is a trend in local government management that offers varying options to enhance a local government's efficiency and effectiveness in delivering services to its customers. Public-private partnerships, public-public partnerships, and consolidation of services are all mechanisms by which local governments can enhance efficiencies and effectiveness in providing community services.
Research into these topics will be conducted through an expanded ICMA partnership with the Alliance for Innovation and through research and data contributed by CH2M HILL to the Center for Management Strategies.