State Auditor Launches Shared Services Website

The State Auditor recently launched an interactive web-based tool for exploring examples of local government and school shared service partnerships.  The Shared Services Idea Center, developed in partnership with Kent State University, pulls together information provided by local governments, school systems and other community organizations throughout Ohio.  Greater Ohio believes transformative governance reform is part of a three part strategy, along with building on local and regional assets and engaging the federal government, to strengthen Ohio’s regions and restore prosperity to Ohio.  State policies should more aggressively encourage these innovative shared service partnerships as both a way to save money and enhance efficiency.  Please check out the Auditor’s site for more information: