THE STORY OF PARTNERSHIP FOR A GREEN CITY
Founded in August, 2004
How we work together...
The Partnership has been described as “a model based on bottom-up collaboration, top-down support, stated goals and objectives and a focused plan of action.” The process has convened peers from each public entity to share ideas and address problems. Peer pressure, rather than top-down decision-making, has produced significant changes in operating procedures within each partner. Over 150 employees participate on Partnership teams, which consult with external individuals or organizations to receive additional assistance.
Collaboration allows the partners to take advantage of resources that were previously unavailable, such as professional expertise, services and contracts. It also increases educational opportunities, creates cost-savings opportunities, and enables efficiencies of scale through collective purchasing power. Partners enable each other to expand programs and services to their constituencies and to the community in general, and be better stewards of tax dollars. The bottom line is healthier, more knowledgeable citizens and more efficient public institutions.