The Local Government Institute of Wisconsin (LGI) has contracted with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause (Baker Tilly) to conduct research regarding opportunities and challenges to improving local government structure, organization, and efficiency in Wisconsin. We are requesting your participation in this research project by completing a short survey about intergovernmental cooperation in your community. We are interested in collecting data about service delivery consolidation and shared service efforts currently in place between your organization and your municipal and county partners.
The link below will take you directly to the survey:
The survey should take approximately ten minutes or less, depending on the number of services that your community is currently providing cooperatively with your partners. The survey is designed to be as simple as possible, and should not require extensive research or any calculations to complete. Please note that you may only respond to the survey once on your computer – however, you can close out midway through if you need to and return later, with your previous responses saved. Help with the survey is available by calling Jonathan Hoechst from Baker Tilly at 800 362 7301, ext. 2664, or project manager Dave Varana at ext. 2692.
The survey will be open until October 16th.
The study is intended to build upon the work of the Sheehy Commission, the Kettl Commission and numerous other commissions and task forces organized over the past decades to make recommendations for encouraging greater regional cooperation and other cooperative efforts to increase public service delivery efficiency. The study will also coordinate with the Wisconsin Way initiative which is an on-going project to solicit public discussion of local government issues.
The Local Government Institute of Wisconsin (LGI) was formed in October 2007 by the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, the Wisconsin Counties Association, the Wisconsin Towns Association and the Alliance of Cities. The purpose of the organization is to conduct research, foster collaboration, and educate the public and policymakers on methods for improving local government’s ability to serve the people.