Counties are always striving to enhance government efficiency, improve service quality, and achieve cost savings for local taxpayers. Shared services are one way that local governments maximize the use of public resources and improve the overall effectiveness of government operations. Examples of shared services initiatives include jointly procuring goods and services, sharing equipment and facilities, and consolidating administrative functions.
By pooling resources and coordinating efforts with municipalities, school districts, fire districts, libraries, and other public entities, counties have saved taxpayers millions of dollars and optimized the delivery of services various areas of government operations, including public works, transportation, information technology, and emergency services.
This page contains examples of shared services and information about the County-Wide Shared Services Initiative through which local governments can receive state matching funds for these projects.