The public sector is increasing its reliance on shared services
Regionalization, collaboration, and resource sharing between public agencies is an effective way to achieve good outcomes for constituents.
Local governments, utilities, and special districts are constantly scrutinizing their activities, keeping staffing lean, and looking for efficiencies while still addressing evolving demands for better and more affordable services. While this focus on continuous improvement has become the way to do business, local governments and utilities are also looking externally for opportunities. Neighboring public agencies are doing the same thing, and by sharing knowledge the result can be improved services. Opportunities range from joint contracting, resource sharing, and partnering on projects to more comprehensive regionalization and service sharing.
Raftelis specializes in developing regional collaboration and shared service arrangements. If you are considering a new approach, having a partner onboard that has done this effectively can help you navigate the barriers to arrive at solutions like: