WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Center for Management Strategies (the Center) announces 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.
ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government worldwide. Its mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and advancing professional management to create sustainable communities that improve lives worldwide. ICMA provides member support; publications; data and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to nearly 9,000 city, town, and county experts and other individuals and organizations throughout the world. The management decisions made by ICMA's members affect millions of individuals living in thousands of communities, from small villages and towns to large metropolitan areas.
About CH2M HILL
Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy, facilities and resources. With US$6.4 billion in revenue and 30,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record and named a leader in sustainable engineering by Verdantix. The firm has been named a FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For five times and with its public-sector partners has earned a dozen awards for innovation and excellence in public-private collaboration.