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City of Center Line Service Sharing Initiatives-Entry 1

Shared Services since 2011 - As a member of the Macomb Area Communities for Regional Opportunities (MACRO), the following internal efficiencies and external shared services were identified so the MACRO group could better understand the existing relationship before exploring new collaborative opportunities. The City of Center Line conducts the following share services: Uses City of ...
City of Sterling Heights Service Sharing Initiatives - Entry 2

Shared Services since 2011 - As a member of the Macomb Area Communities for Regional Opportunities (MACRO), the following internal efficiencies and external shared services were identified so the MACRO group could better understand the existing relationship before exploring new collaborative opportunities. Sterling Heights has implemented successful service sharing efforts and outsourcing resulting in savings ...
City of Warren Service Sharing Initiatives

Shared Services since 2011 - As a member of the Macomb Area Communities for Regional Opportunities (MACRO), the following internal efficiencies and external shared services were identified so the MACRO group could better understand the existing relationship before exploring new collaborative opportunities. The City of Warren service sharing initiatives include the following efforts: -Van Dyke-8 Mile ...
Macomb Area Communities for Regional Opportunities-MACRO

Intergovernmental Cooperation since 2011 - A new regional task force consisting of Macomb County’s largest communities has formed to research and, where feasible, implement service sharing concepts to further reduce the costs of providing municipal services. The charter members of MACRO, the Macomb Area Communities for Regional Opportunities task force, include elected and appointed officials from Clinton ...
South Lyon Shared Services

Intergovernmental Cooperation since 2011 - Recreation - Green Oak Charter Township / Lyon Township
Assessing - Oakland County
District Library - Salem Township
Health Insurance - Michigan Municipal League
Liability Insurance - Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority
City Mechanic - Lyon Township Fire Department
Radio Frequency - Lyon Township Fire Department ...
City of Warren Green Roof Installation

Individual Community Effort since 2010 - The City of Warren worked with Michigan Works and Macomb Community College (M-TEC) to implement a green roof retrofit on their Police Headquarters and Sanitation Building. In addition, the city trained unemployed workers in green roof installation.
Implementing green technologies represents an opportunity for worker retraining, achieved through strategic partnership. Strategic ...
Community Energy Efficiency Financial Incentive Program

Public/Private Partnership since 2010 - The Community Energy Financing Program is an incentive-based mechanism to provide low-cost financing to property owners who wish to make permanent, energy efficiency or renewable energy improvements to their residential or commercial property. The program will leverage revenue bond funding to provide the up-front capital to owners through a special ...
Small Commercial Revolving Loan Program

Public/Private Partnership since 2010 - The Small Commercial Revolving Loan Program, maintained by the City of Ann Arbor's DDA, currently offers business owners a free energy audit of small commercial buildings and matching funds to implement efficiency upgrades. The city had identified a need for low-cost loans in order to encourage the use of the ...
Library Consultant

Educational Partnership since 2009 - The Director for the Waterford Township Public Library also works as a consultant to the Waterford Township School District's libraries. Beginning in 1994, the district paid an annual fee to the township for the time and services provided; however due to budgetary constraints the school district and township have altered ...
Privatizing Custodial Services

Educational Partnership since 2009 - In May 2009, the Troy School District voted to privatize their custodial services for the district's school buildings and administrative offices. The district signed a three-year contract with Enviro-Clean, based out of Holland Michigan. The contract allowed the district to reduce costs associated to personnel which accounted for roughly 85% ...
Privatizing Food Services

Educational Partnership since 2009 - In May 2009, the Troy School District voted to privatize their food services for the district's various elementary, middle schools, high schools and specialty schools. The district signed a one-year contract with Sodexo, based in France, with an option to renew through 2014. Outsourcing these services has allowed the district ...
Privatizing Student Transportation Services

Educational Partnership since 2009 - In April 2009, the Troy School District voted to privatize their transportation services including all regular bus transportation and special transportation for the district's students. Troy Schools began contracting with First Student, based in Cincinnati, OH, in order to reduce the costs associated with the transport of the district's 12,000 ...
Reduced Standing Office Hours of Planning Consultant

Individual Community Effort since 2009 - Due to the reduced workload experienced by the township’s planning consultant, Northfield Township decided to eliminate the standing office hours of the consultant to a by-appointment basis. In addition to the hourly fee for services performed, the township still pays a retainer fee of $500/month for the planner to attend ...
Washington Township Government Efficiency Efforts

Individual Community Effort since 2009 - Since 2009, Washington Township has been involved in over 60 government efficiency and collaboration efforts. Washington Township's Board, Supervisor, and Home Team have worked to implement efforts relating to financial stewardship, service, providing a favorable business environment, ethical standards and fairness, and preservation of rural lifestyle.
Birmingham/Troy Multi-Modal Transit Center Study Area

Shared Services since 2008 - In order to ensure the success of the proposed Birmingham/Troy Multi-Modal Transit Center, the two cities have entered into a joint planning agreement for the specified area consisting of the Birmingham/Troy Multi-Modal Transit Center Study Area. This area directly surrounding the proposed transit center will make use of Transit Oriented ...
Count Your Steps

Educational Partnership since 2008 - Through collaboration between the Oakland County Intermediate School District and school districts in Oakland County, the County Executive developed, secured commercial funding for, and implemented a program encouraging the County's youth to exercise. Pedometers were distributed to all third and fourth grade students to wear daily for one month. Parents ...
County Library Lease

Educational Partnership since 2008 - Macomb County plans on leasing their Library to Wayne State University in the near future. The county will benefit in that they will increase their revenue. Wayne State will gain a foothold in Macomb County that they do not otherwise have. This will not change services provided to citizens of ...
Dundee Economic Stimulus Package

Individual Community Effort since 2008 - The Village of Dundee created an Economic Stimulus Package to attract new commercial and residential developments. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2008, the village offered to lower the price of all residential and commercial building permits to $1. The intention was to attract developers to the area and increase ...
Entrepreneurial Enhancement Project

Shared Services since 2008 - The St. Clair Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with numerous local governments, community organizations, and businesses has taken the lead in the development and coordination of programs that positively influence small business opportunities and economic growth within the St. Clair area. The Chamber serves as the area-wide economic development entity ...
Huron Valley Schools Scholarship

Shared Services since 2008 - The seven communities that compose the Huron Valley Schools (HVS) and the district itself are in talks to create a way to supply high school students with monetary gifts to help them achieve their post secondary education goals. They are thinking of ways to acquire the necessary funds and then ...
Lakeside Mall SAD

Individual Community Effort since 2008 - The area surrounding Lakeside Mall is a heavily traveled, commercially populated area. Although some of the infrastructure is new, most of the public amenities are not. A special assessment district has been created in this area. Business will be charged an additional tax that will pay for $3.4 million of ...
Cities of Promise

Public/Private Partnership since 2007 - The Cities of Promise is an initiative that aims to re-develop Michigan communities and reduce poverty in cities experiencing devastating conditions due to declining population, extreme poverty, loss of industry and jobs, crumbling infrastructure and blighted neighborhoods. MSHDA has made a commitment to fund up to $25 million over a ...
Partners in Planning

Shared Services since 2007 - The Monroe County Planning Department met with all local Monroe County governments and the Census Bureau to coordinate the update of the local addresses in preparation for the 2010 Census. Because the county GIS Coordinator is responsible for all updates which are used by the emergency 911 and central dispatches, ...
Wyandotte Municipal Services - IEE/TEA

Public/Private Partnership since 2007 - With Rebuild Michigan Community Partnership funding totaling $18,910, the Delta Institute and Wyandotte Municipal Services (WMS) engaged the Wyandotte Business Association (WBA) for program feedback and identification of target buildings to receive either the Introductory Energy Evaluation (IEE) or the more complex Technical Energy Analysis (TEA). Through monthly meetings discussing ...
Belleville District Library Planning Committee

Shared Services since 2006 - According to the State's minimum standards for public libraries the Fischer Library, in the City of Belleville, should be at least 29,000 square feet to meet the needs for the population from the year 2000. To meet the population needs of 2030, the library should be 47,000 sq.ft. (The ...
Good Neighborhoods

Public/Private Partnership since 2006 - The Skillman Foundation has made a 10 year, $100 million commitment to the City of Detroit in the form of its Good Neighborhoods project. This project identifies six neighborhoods in Detroit that are among the most impoverished. Combined, these neighborhoods are home to 1/3 (65,000) of the City's children. The ...
NEXT Detroit: Clean Downtown

Public/Private Partnership since 2006 - NEXT Detroit: Clean Downtown is an innovative partnership created to maintain the downtown Detroit environment to the new standard set by Super Bowl XL -- and to make it inviting for workers, residents, visitors and investors. The initiative covers the area from the Lodge Freeway to I-375 and the Detroit ...
Redford Twp - Jaycees Building Swap

Public/Private Partnership since 2006 - In 2006, Redford Township purchased an abandoned gas station off of Beech Daily north of 5 Mile Road. The township intended to demolish the structure and market the property to potential developers. However, after the American Legion Hall, across the street, became vacant Redford began talks with the ...
Sharing of Office & Marketing Costs

Shared Services since 2006 - The City of St. Clair Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and the St. Clair Chamber of Commerce (CoC) share a number of marketing and office expenses in order to save on these common administrative costs. Because the DDA has no paid employees this arrangement has proved beneficial to both the DDA ...
Small Business Detroit! Microloan Program

Public/Private Partnership since 2006 - The Small Business Detroit! Microloan Program provides financial support for new or existing small businesses that are currently located or wanting to locate in the City of Detroit. Some of the businesses may have trouble meeting collateral or credit rating requirements of lenders, while others may need assistance with ...
The Detroit Region Aerotropolis

Public/Private Partnership since 2006 - In June of 2009, officials from Wayne and Washtenaw Counties, the cities of Belleville, Romulus, Taylor and Ypsilanti, and the townships of Huron, Van Buren, and Ypsilanti signed an inter-local agreement to create the Aerotropolis Development Corporation.

The Detroit Region Aerotropolis' goal is to leverage the region's world-class airport system and ...
Urban Limits Area

Shared Services since 2006 - Through proposed PA 425 agreements, Richmond will acquire land from surrounding townships. All of the involved parties are working together on the plan. It has been in the works for a few years, but is expected to be finalized in late 2008. When land is acquired, Richmond will expand, and ...
Van Dyke Corridor Study

Shared Services since 2006 - In 2006 the DDAs of Warren and Centerline combined funds to pay for a corridor study of Van Dyke from 9-12 Mile Roads. The state of Michigan matched the money they had contributed, and the study took place. Following the study, recommendations were made to the council and stakeholders to ...
Ann Arbor SPARK

Public/Private Partnership since 2005 - Ann Arbor SPARK is a public-private partnership whose mission is to advance innovation-based economic development in the greater Ann Arbor region. The stakeholders represent the area's university, business, government, entrepreneurial, and community leaders. The organization achieves this goal by offering programs, resources, and proactive support to business at every stage, ...
Saline Sustainability Circle

Shared Services since 2005 - The Saline Sustainability Circle (SSC) is a collaboration of municipalities within the Saline Area School District. The SSC meets every third Tuesday of the month to discuss topics of interest that impact the Saline area. Topics include a variety of regional and local issues, and members of the ...
Ypsilanti Brownfield Development Collaboration

Public/Private Partnership since 2005 - The City of Ypsilanti and the Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (WCBRA) are working together to redevelop several Brownfield properties in the City of Ypsilanti. The County is working with the City to plan and finance development of these sites. This included the marketing of properties at the ...
BUILD Program

Individual Community Effort since 2004 - The BUILD Program (Building Upgrades and Investment for a Landmark Downtown) is available through the Ferndale DDA to strengthen the economic viability of Downtown Ferndale and provide financial incentives to property and business owners for improving the exterior of existing buildings and constructing new commercial buildings. The program goals are: ...
Great Start

Public/Private Partnership since 2004 - The Great Start initiative, launched by Governor Granholm in 2004, is a movement to create public understanding that learning begins at birth and that investment in early childhood health, development and learning is crucial to the state's economic future. Each year too many Michigan children enter kindergarten with previously unidentified ...
Oakland County Assessing

Shared Services since 2004 - Oakland County replaced its Mainframe Assessing and Tax Systems with BS&A Software's Assessing and Tax Applications and made these applications available to local governments using Citrix technology. The BS&A applications are integrated with additional on-line services such as Enterprise GIS, Pay Local Taxes, Sketching, Online Personal Property Statements and others. ...
Ann Arbor's Greenbelt: Open Space & Parkland Preservation

Shared Services since 2003 - The Open Space & Parkland Preservation (Greenbelt) initiative was formed to preserve and protect open space, natural habitats, and the City's municipal water sources inside and outside the city limits. To date, the primary method of land protection, in the Greenbelt District, has been through the Purchase of Development Rights ...
Clinton River Coldwater Conservation Project

Public/Private Partnership since 2003 - The Clinton River Watershed Council (CRWC) partnered with Trout Unlimited and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to explore opportunities to enhance the Clinton River as an urban trout fishery. The goal for the first phase of the project was to assess and develop the coldwater potential and public access ...
V-8 Collaborative

Shared Services since 2003 - Starting with a neighborhood clean up in 2003 and then receiving funding from LISC in 2004, the V-8 corridor area strives to promote community. The V-8 corridor stretches from McNichols to Ten Mile, and Hoover to Mound, touching Detroit, Warren and Center Line. Each of these communities, along with local ...
Businesses for Better Transportation

Shared Services since 2002 - Businesses for Better Transportation (BBT) has evolved as an outgrowth of Oakland County's Business Roundtable, and is a made up of local business people and representatives from Oakland County. The driving force behind their efforts is the knowledge that infrastructure is something that is considered when people decide where to ...
Detroit International Waterfront

Public/Private Partnership since 2002 - The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, Inc. was formed as a 501 (c) (3) with the mission of developing access on the Detroit International Riverfront. The entire vision is 5 ½ miles of Riverfront property, from the Ambassador Bridge to Gabriel Richard Park, just east of the Belle Isle Bridge, and will ...
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

Public/Private Partnership since 2001 - The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge is located along the lower Detroit River and western shoreline of Lake Erie. It was established in 2001 as the first International Wildlife Refuge in North America. The authorized refuge boundary includes islands, coastal wetlands, marshes, shoals, and waterfront lands along 48 miles of ...
Law Enforcement Fiber Optic Project

Shared Services since 2001 - Through this cooperative agreement, Monroe County was able to take advantage of unutilized Monroe County Intermediate School District fiber optic strands to extend the LAN to the Bedford area. The primary reason for extending the network was to station law enforcement personnel closer to the communities in which they serve, ...
Macomb Multijurisdictional Agribusiness Preservation Program

Shared Services since 2001 - The Macomb Multi-jurisdictional Agribusiness Preservation Program is an initiative of the Macomb County Board of Commissioners to increase the understanding of farming and its economic impact on Macomb County, as well as the relationship between farmland preservation and the County's planning and development strategy. The County Dept. of PED assisted ...
Re$tore Detroit

Public/Private Partnership since 2001 - This program provides technical assistance, training and funding to community-based organizations (CBOs) engaged in revitalization of commercial districts and is modeled after the National Main Street Approach. The National Main Street Approach advocates a return to community self-reliance, local empowerment, and the rebuilding of traditional commercial districts based on their ...
ReFresh Detroit! Program

Public/Private Partnership since 2001 - The Façade Renovation and Exterior Structure Rehabilitation program is designed to improve the appearance of commercial districts by stimulating private investment, providing architectural design assistance and matching grants. The program provides a one-to-one match grant for moderate to substantial exterior façade improvement renovations for businesses and property owners in the ...
Eastside Planners' Roundtable

Shared Services since 2000 - The community development staff members of each involved community meet quarterly to discuss the relevant issues that the communities are facing. The topics range from how to manage and handle blights to economic development initiatives to departmental structure. By understanding what is being done in surrounding communities, each individual municipality ...
Main Street Oakland County (MSOC)

Shared Services since 2000 - Main Street Oakland County is a program that was designed to keep the many downtowns in Oakland County thriving. It is an economic development program that provides technical assistance based on the National Trust Main Street Center's Four Point Approach: Organization, Design, Promotion and Economic Restructuring. It is the first ...
OakNet

Shared Services since 2000 - OakNet is a metropolitan area network built on a county owned redundant path fiber optic backbone. The network also includes extensive use of multiple leased circuits for geographically dispersed locations and additional redundant connections. The regional system provides more than 400 miles of high-speed broadband connectivity to 120 sites including ...
Troy-Birmingham Transit Center

Public/Private Partnership since 2000 - The Cities of Troy and Birmingham have collaborated to construct a transit center on the border of the two communities. The transit center will be located on the Doyle Drive curve, adjacent to the existing CN North America heavy rail line. This multi-modal transit center will centralize the ...
Automation Alley

Shared Services since 1999 - Automation Alley is a Not-For-Profit technology business association serving the entire technology community of Southeast Michigan. This future-focused organization unites exceptional thinkers from diverse realms of technology, academia, manufacturing, engineering, production, and research and development. Automation Alley is a place where established CEOs from the world's leading corporations can join ...
Chelsea District Library

Shared Services since 1999 - The City of Chelsea and the Townships of Lyndon, Sylvan, Lima and part of Dexter share the Chelsea District Library. The service area of the Chelsea District Library encompasses that of the Chelsea School District excluding portions that lie within Jackson County. In collaborating, all the communities are able to ...
Huron Valley Council for the Arts (HVCA)

Public/Private Partnership since 1999 - The Huron Valley Council for the Arts (HVCA) works to bring art and culture to the area. They have a gallery, educational programming and concerts. The gallery showcases local artists and the classes are basic art classes such as drawing or watercolors. HVCA is trying to expand their educational programming ...
Macomb Educational Telecommunications System

Public/Private Partnership since 1999 - The Macomb Educational Telecommunications System is a joint effort of Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD), the twenty-one (21) local school districts of Macomb County, the County, and Fiber Link Inc. . The County, MISD and Fiber Link are co-owners of fiber optic filaments within a common sheath. System costs ...
Enterprise GIS - Oakland County

Shared Services since 1998 - The Oakland County Enterprise GIS is a multi-faceted program that supports and promotes coordinated "location-based" data development and access across jurisdictional and departmental boundaries. This county funded program provides a series of coordinated information gathering and sharing activities conducted by more than 10 County agencies and 62 local cities, villages ...
Telegraph Tomorrow Association

Public/Private Partnership since 1998 - The group was formed to promote, foster and implement a vision for Telegraph Road. Goals for the organization include:
  • Strengthen the area's economic vitality as a major commercial corridor by fostering appropriate development and marketing.
  • Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the road in moving people and goods.
  • Improve ...
  • Auburn Hills Business Retention

    Public/Private Partnership since 1996 - In 1996, the Business Expansion and Retention Program was implemented to encourage growth and vitality of the existing local businesses. Through field visits to these businesses, city officials gain a comprehensive knowledge of the local business climate and business needs. With this knowledge, specific action plans are developed to ensure ...
    CWW Firefighter Testing Program

    Educational Partnership since 1996 - In 1996, Conference of Western Wayne (CWW) community fire chiefs and personnel managers asked the CWW to create a single test to prequalify firefighters for service in any of the CWW communities. The CWW Firefighter Testing Program was created as a cooperative partnership between many local governments, fire chiefs, Human ...
    Downriver Brownfield Consortium

    Public/Private Partnership since 1996 - The program was developed as a successful 1996 application for funding from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Pilot Grant competition. Its core model has four elements: site identification, site assessment, due care planning, and site marketing. The DABC uses a "response" team to provide quick-time analysis and recommendations for ...
    Woodward Avenue Action Association (WA3)

    Public/Private Partnership since 1995 - The Woodward Avenue Action Association (WA3) represents a 27-mile public/private partnership among 10 local governments, two counties, the State of Michigan, local road commissions and hundreds of businesses and residents. Since its inception in 1995, the WA3 has grown into a regional economic development collaboration working to strengthen Woodward Avenue ...
    Eight Mile Boulevard Association (8MBA)

    Shared Services since 1993 - The Eight Mile Boulevard Association (8MBA) has brought jobs to the region and revenue to the local economies. It is a consortium of three counties, the Michigan Department of Transportation, and 12 local communities and businesses. It coordinates annual events to revitalize Eight Mile Road, such as clean-up programs, beautification ...
    Ypsilanti District Library

    Educational Partnership since 1989 - In the past, the City of Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township had their separate library facilities. However, after the closing of the township library, the two communities joined together and began providing the library facilities to the area residents as a joint collaboration. This allows both communities to provide ...
    Conference of Western Wayne

    Shared Services since 1979 - The Conference of Western Wayne (CWW) is a consortium of 18 western Wayne County communities which meet monthly to discuss issues such as legislation, transportation, public safety, substance abuse prevention, community and economic development, employment and the environmental health of the region. The CWW Board of Directors is made up of ...
    Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

    Public/Private Partnership since 1978 - The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) is a private non-profit organization that has been dedicated since 1978 to helping businesses create new jobs and leverage private investment in the City of Detroit by providing technical, financial and development assistance to the city and the business community. By combining public sector ...
    Detroit Renaissance

    Public/Private Partnership since 1970 - The Detroit Renaissance works with local CEOs, stakeholders and governments to improve the conditions of Detroit and the metro area. Their goals are to transform the economy of southeast Michigan, transform the economy of Detroit, and improve the region's economic competitiveness. They serve as a catalyst for economic growth and ...
    Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA)

    Shared Services since 1964 - The Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) works within these two counties to reduce the causes and effects of poverty. They advocate for their clients and encourage citizen participation in local government to initiate/improve programs, etc. OLHSA is a not-for-profit organization and a community action agency that was started in ...
    Dexter District Library

    Shared Services since 1963 - The Village of Dexter and the Townships of Scio, Webster, Dexter, Hamburg and Lima share the Dexter District Library. The service area of the Dexter District Library encompasses that of the Dexter School District. In collaborating, these communities are able to provide library facilities to their residents without ...
    Huron Valley Chamber of Commerce

    Public/Private Partnership since 1962 - Commerce Township, Milford Twp, Village of Milford, Highland Twp, and White Lake Twp are all members of the Huron Valley Chamber of Commerce. The chamber hosts regular events fro community involvement and networking among stakeholders in the communities. Although there is a greater presence from some communities, all communities are ...
    Sterling Heights Area Chamber of Commerce

    Shared Services since 1961 - This multiple municipality chamber of commerce has been in existence since 1961 however, the most recent members, Warren and Clinton Twp, joined in 2008. Each member community pays into the chamber based on the number of employees within the community. As with all chambers, the goal of the Sterling Heights ...
    Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority (SOCWA)

    Shared Services since 1953 - In the 1950's Royal Oak had to install pumps and a water tower to acquire water from the City of Detroit. Within a few years of operation, a number of surrounding municipalities had joined together with Royal Oak and had decided to form a water authority. This authority ensures that ...
    Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County

    Public/Private Partnership since 1952 - The organization was established in 1952 as the Industrial Development Corporation of Port Huron and its purpose and geographic scope has evolved over time. Today the Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County has as its primary mission the creation and retention of new jobs to assure the long-term financial ...
    Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB)

    Public/Private Partnership since 1896 - The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) is the only organization that promotes metro Detroit regionally, nationally and internationally as a convention, business meeting and tourism destination. To achieve this goal of soliciting and servicing the area's second-largest industry, the DMCVB works with the Detroit and Windsor area business ...
    Incentives for Business

    Public/Private Partnership - There are five types of tax incentives available throughout the City of Detroit, in addition to the four incentive zones within the City: Renaissance Zones, Empowerment Zones, Brownfield Redevelopment areas, and Renewal Communities. The tax incentives include: Manufacturing and High Technology Facility Tax Abatement, Personal Property Tax Abatement, Brownfield Redevelopment, ...
    Milan Organization for Regional Excellence

    Shared Services - The Milan Organization for Regional Excellence conducts public informational meetings that are intended to inform area residents of various matters that impact them. Some topics include: alternative methods of transportation issues, alternative energy issues, zoning updates and changes, development activity, and land use issues. The organization meets once ...
    One Stop Shop

    Individual Community Effort - Formed by a recommendation by the Oakland County Business Roundtable, the One Stop Shop provides citizens and businesses with a central point of access to planning and economic development information. Representatives from existing local businesses and possible startups have access to a wealth of information and experts to help them ...
    Regional Alliance for Firefighter Training (RAFT)

    Educational Partnership - The Regional Alliance for Firefighter Training (RAFT) is a consortium of fire departments and community colleges designed to improve the quality of training for all public safety officials. This program was formed when four local governments (Farmington Hills, Shelby Twp, Sterling Heights, and Dearborn) were frustrated with a lack of ...
    Road Construction Collaboration

    Shared Services - Since 2007 Clawson has been spending a great deal of money on improving the roads in the city. The 2008 project is on a road that travels through both Troy and Clawson. Both cities agreed to work on the project at the same time to repave the road. Clawson believes ...
    Staff Development Sharing

    Shared Services - In the past, when Washington Township has held seminars or other such events for staff development, it invites surrounding communities to participate. When more municipalities participate, the cost is further reduced. This allows employees of communities who may not be able to afford individual training, access these important resources.
    Streamlining of Site Plan Approval

    Individual Community Effort - White Lake Twp. has a great deal of new growth and development. This is in part due to the fact that the site plan approval process has been streamlined. Rather than council having the final say in site plan approval, that last step has now been removed, and the planning ...
    Wayne County Land Bank

    Public/Private Partnership - The Wayne County Land Bank is a governmental authority whose purpose is to manage abandoned, underutilized, or blighted property and turn it into a productive use. To envision a safe, clean, green and prosperous Wayne County the Land Bank encourages investment, revitalization, and rehabilitation.
    To do this the Land Bank ...