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Supporting Government
Collaboration & Efficiency
The Fund for Our Economic Future
 Mission: Unite philanthropy to strengthen region’s
 economic competitiveness

 • Region-...
Our Region – Northeast Ohio
 • 4.1 million people
 • $170 billion economy
 • Top 25 region in U.S. –
   by population and
...
Our Work
 1. Help region align to address priorities of
    Advance Northeast Ohio
        Business Growth & Attraction
  ...
Our Work
 2. Support regional initiatives that address
    Advance Northeast Ohio priorities,
    including:


       MAGN...
Why Government
Collaboration & Efficiency
  • Priority identified by public

  • Factor in regional growth according
    t...
Public Supports Regional
Approaches




82% believe Northeast     67% favor government
  Ohio would benefit if     consoli...
Areas of Collaboration Interest




 87% favor collaborating      79% favor collaboration
   to improve roads, sewers     ...
Areas of Collaboration Interest




 76% favor collaboration   60% of residents favor
   among public school       sharing...
Support for Change is Growing




54% of residents favor       87% support regional
  consolidation of fire or   coordinat...
Cost of Government Research
 • 656 Northeast Ohio government entities reported
   total spending in 2002 of nearly $16 bil...
Rate of Growth for Local Government Spending vs.
Other Economic Indicators




1992                                       ...
Our Goals
 1. Support local government officials who are
    collaborative, focused on efficiency

 2. Build public awaren...
Our Response
 •   Support Regional Prosperity Initiative




 •   Led by Northeast Ohio Mayors & City Managers Association...
Our Response
Introduced in 2009 a government collaboration
   initiative designed to:
• Encourage more government collabor...
EfficientGovNow – Round 1 Results
 Overwhelming Response:
 • More than 255 governments partnerships
 • 65 abstracts, 39 fu...
Media Response
          Group to offer $300,000 in grants
   NEOconsolidation collaboration, consolidation more attractiv...
EfficientGovNow – Round 1 Results
 Winning Proposals:
 • Rollin’ on the River: Mahoning River Corridor
   Redevelopment Pr...
EfficientGovNow – Round 2
  • Launched January 5, 2010
  • What’s new:
     – Offering up to a total of $330,000
     – Wi...
EfficientGovNow Application Criteria
  • Minimum two governmental partners
  • Money for implementation, not planning
  • ...
EfficientGovNow Timetable
February 26 – Project abstracts due
April 19 – Proposals due
April 30 – Finalists named
May 1 – ...
Potential Projects
 • Shared economic development staff among
   governmental units, port authorities
 • Merged city-count...
EfficientGovNow – Partners
 • Working with partners of Advance
   Northeast Ohio, region’s economic
   action plan
 • Supp...
Questions
 • If you’d like to learn more contact
   Mike Shafarenko at
   mshafarenko@futurefundneo.org
   or 216-925-4905
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2/10/10 - Kent State Intergovernmental Collaboration Forum - EfficientGovNow Round 2

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On February 10, 2010 the Center for Public Administration and Public Policy at Kent State University held a forum on intergovernmental collaboration in Northeast Ohio.

Brad Whitehead, President of the Fund for Our Economic Future, shared the importance of government collaboration, and how the EfficientGovNow grant program is helping to generate collaborations and public support.

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  1. 1. Supporting Government Collaboration & Efficiency
  2. 2. The Fund for Our Economic Future Mission: Unite philanthropy to strengthen region’s economic competitiveness • Region-wide membership, >60 voting members • More than $70 million raised • Committed to regional, collaborative and integrated approach to fostering economic growth
  3. 3. Our Region – Northeast Ohio • 4.1 million people • $170 billion economy • Top 25 region in U.S. – by population and economy
  4. 4. Our Work 1. Help region align to address priorities of Advance Northeast Ohio Business Growth & Attraction Talent Development Racial & Economic Inclusion Government Collaboration & Efficiency
  5. 5. Our Work 2. Support regional initiatives that address Advance Northeast Ohio priorities, including: MAGNET NorTech Team NEO JumpStart
  6. 6. Why Government Collaboration & Efficiency • Priority identified by public • Factor in regional growth according to research • Elected leaders recognize connection between gov’t efficiency and economic competitiveness • Local governments faced with permanent fiscal crisis
  7. 7. Public Supports Regional Approaches 82% believe Northeast 67% favor government Ohio would benefit if consolidation governments worked together
  8. 8. Areas of Collaboration Interest 87% favor collaborating 79% favor collaboration to improve roads, sewers among fire or police and highways services
  9. 9. Areas of Collaboration Interest 76% favor collaboration 60% of residents favor among public school sharing tax revenue districts for new economic growth
  10. 10. Support for Change is Growing 54% of residents favor 87% support regional consolidation of fire or coordination on land use, police, up from 27% in up from 44% in 2006 2005
  11. 11. Cost of Government Research • 656 Northeast Ohio government entities reported total spending in 2002 of nearly $16 billion; more than 10% of the region’s overall economy. • Previously, 852 governments had reported – so the $16 billion in government spending reported to the most recent Census is conservative.
  12. 12. Rate of Growth for Local Government Spending vs. Other Economic Indicators 1992 2002 • 1% 25% 29% 70%
  13. 13. Our Goals 1. Support local government officials who are collaborative, focused on efficiency 2. Build public awareness and support of government collaborations 3. Make it easier for local officials to propose and implement collaborations 4. Align growth of local government and infrastructure spending with economic growth
  14. 14. Our Response • Support Regional Prosperity Initiative • Led by Northeast Ohio Mayors & City Managers Association • Developing a framework to implement regional infrastructure planning to accelerate economic growth and benefit participating communities • Reduce intra-regional competition and limit no-growth sprawl Visit NEO-RPI.org for detailed reports and latest recommendations
  15. 15. Our Response Introduced in 2009 a government collaboration initiative designed to: • Encourage more government collaborations by directly funding projects, encouraging others • Increase awareness and build greater public support for government efficiency • Empower public to advance more efficient local government
  16. 16. EfficientGovNow – Round 1 Results Overwhelming Response: • More than 255 governments partnerships • 65 abstracts, 39 full proposals qualified • Collective one-time savings of $40 million; anticipated annual savings more than $22 million • Nearly 13,500 citizens voted • Calls from throughout region for more
  17. 17. Media Response Group to offer $300,000 in grants NEOconsolidation collaboration, consolidation more attractive to Fund hopes to make The Fund for Our Economic Future rightly creates an incentive Northeast Ohio governments Northeast Ohioans want cities, schools to collaborate, for local Rick Armon By governments to restructure services survey on Friday, Jan 16,writer Published shows staff 2009 Beacon Journal Posted by Tom Breckenridge/Plain Dealer Reporter January 16, 2009 00:01AM Published on Friday, Jan 16, 2009 Time’s right for local reform Sunday, February 22, 2009 Survey says Northeast Ohioansregional cooperation Survey finds support for Byare optimisticand Brad the region's future. First lesson of bad times? Humphries about Whitehead Tom Collaborate OpinionPublic to 2009Akron Beacon getsareaFriday, Janabout the Survey: Valley decide who Journal grants to 09, 2009 Philanthropic collaborative group polled 3000 on satisfied Published byresidents are least residents encourage multi- 8:07 am, January 16, the 'OUR VIEW' EDITORIAL:Mayer Group plans Rob Briggs, Christine collaboration economy, By to award grants for cooperation. education and regional Consolidate local government services government collaborations and Brad Whitehead toTom Parkinson 16,more wisely use taxes 2009 Friday, January by Tom Breckenridge/Plain Dealer Reporter February 25, 2009 15:15PM Posted Sunday, February 8, 2009Tribune Chronicle By LARRY RINGLER / 11:45 AM EST POSTED: January 16, 2009 Survey Shows NE Ohioans Want More Out of crisis 16, schoolInitiative to government Sharing duties could come better stopOK Collaboration Between City Governments Study: Some 2009 January collaboration government spending trend ByWCPN A. Bower and Brad Whitehead James ideastream® By BRYAN SCHAAF By RAYMOND L. SMITH Tribune Chronicle Posted Feb January 23, 2009 PM POSTED:Staff 2009 @ 12:00 11, Writer Bill Rice reports January 15, 2009
  18. 18. EfficientGovNow – Round 1 Results Winning Proposals: • Rollin’ on the River: Mahoning River Corridor Redevelopment Project ($57,451) • Westshore Regional Fire District Project, covering Cuyahoga and Lorain counties ($100,000) • Mahoning-Youngstown Regional Information System ($120,000)
  19. 19. EfficientGovNow – Round 2 • Launched January 5, 2010 • What’s new: – Offering up to a total of $330,000 – Will award as many as four grants, up from three – Fourth grant for a collaboration involving smaller communities
  20. 20. EfficientGovNow Application Criteria • Minimum two governmental partners • Money for implementation, not planning • Implemented within two years • Results in lower government costs and/or stronger economic competitiveness • Demonstrates how “savings” will be used to strengthen economic competitiveness (i.e., reduce taxes, provide scholarships) • Demonstrate potential to be replicated throughout region
  21. 21. EfficientGovNow Timetable February 26 – Project abstracts due April 19 – Proposals due April 30 – Finalists named May 1 – Voting begins May 31 – Voting ends June – Winners announced
  22. 22. Potential Projects • Shared economic development staff among governmental units, port authorities • Merged city-county departments (building, health, economic development) • Combined safety forces across government jurisdictions • Shared dispatch services • Shared administrative services in government or education
  23. 23. EfficientGovNow – Partners • Working with partners of Advance Northeast Ohio, region’s economic action plan • Supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation • Kent State University Center for Public Administration and Public Policy advising participants
  24. 24. Questions • If you’d like to learn more contact Mike Shafarenko at mshafarenko@futurefundneo.org or 216-925-4905
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