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OP3: Alliance for Innovation-Transforming Local Government Conference: June 1, 2011


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On June 1, 2011, The Fairfax County Office of Public Private Partnerships (op3) presented the "Alliance for Innovation" at the Transforming Local Government Converence.

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OP3: Alliance for Innovation-Transforming Local Government Conference: June 1, 2011

  1. 1. Fairfax County Office of Public Private Partnerships Exponentially increasing the value of public private partnerships. Presentation for the Alliance for Innovation - Transforming Local Government Conference June 1, 2011
  2. 2. Panel Introduction <ul><li>Patricia Stevens, OP 3 Executive Director </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Fuentes, OP 3 Partnership Developer </li></ul><ul><li>Panel Members on video: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Representatives of government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Virginia Department of Transportation – MegaProjects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transurban Fluor (highway contractor) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non profit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lands and Waters </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. OP 3 Video
  4. 4. Overview of OP 3 <ul><li>Overview of mission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognize companies making a difference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote opportunities to give and get involved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide resources for businesses, nonprofits, and agencies that want to connect and partner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Criteria for responding to partnership requests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does it address a Fairfax County priority or help meet an identified community need? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are there shared interests and mutual benefits for public and private sector partners? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it likely to leverage new resources, expand capacity, or reduce costs? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Overview of OP 3 <ul><li>12 phases in the Partnering process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From The Partnering Toolbook by Ros Tennyson </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Highlight of OP 3 organizational partners </li></ul><ul><li>Ways to get involved </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision to focus on organizations that directly support or have direct links to county agencies/priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges in promoting ways to give – avoiding conflicts/favoritism in highlighting community nonprofits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working on creation of a community nonprofit portal </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Grants Research and Training Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership with the Library & the Foundation Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed budget cuts created opportunity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support nonprofit capacity building to leverage greater corporate and community support (Stuff the Bus) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OP3 Partnerships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples of launched partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight: Fairfax County Restoration Project (FCRP) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Fairfax County Restoration Project <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Prework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Local </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>State VDOT, Forestry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-profit Organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Businesses </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Fairfax County Restoration Project <ul><li>Charter vs Partnership Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Key components of charter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defines roles and responsibilities of partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defines leadership process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No financial responsibilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No lobbying </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defines spokesperson role </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Current projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Craven Nursery tree coupons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>George Mason University sustainability garden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conferences and workshops –citizens, homeowners, environmental professionals </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Partnership Perspectives <ul><li>Voices from our public & private partners (P 3 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Key points </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Value of the P 3 approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immediate and longer term results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges of P 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unexpected outcomes/benefits </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Fairfax County Restoration Project <ul><li>Return on Investment (ROI) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Savings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced Mowing costs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced cost of invasive removal/damage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced stormwater runoff damage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plantings and landscaping materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expert information to public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Education workshops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improved use of native planting instead of invasives </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Tabletop Exercise <ul><li>Each table has a scenario based on OP 3 work </li></ul><ul><li>Each group work through a partnership agreement to answer the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify public and private partners and their roles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outlining partner interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defining </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What each will provide </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to measure success </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to measure ROI </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Participants identify & share their partnership stories </li></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusions <ul><li>Sustaining partnerships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Care and nurture once launched </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measuring and reporting outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Celebrating and closure for partnerships that have run their course </li></ul>
  13. 13. Resources <ul><li>I nnovations – MIT Journal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Article about PPPs, OP 3 included in case study of Government and Social Innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NAESP case study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), report includes Mt. Vernon Woods Computer Learning Centers Partnership (CLCP) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NAPA Report </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Academy of Public Administration national report on high-performance cross-sector partnerships, includes MCCP (an OP 3 PPP) as one of the case studies </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Office of Public Private Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Fairfax County </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>703-324-5171 </li></ul>