CH2M Hill is partnering with the University of Kansas as part of an effort by the firm to transform of the education of government leaders. The company will help the university establish itself as a center of research and discussion on the future of city management.
The partnership will enable CH2M Hill to enhance services to many of its local government clients. The partnership will also focus on three areas including educating government leaders in new strategies for the delivery of services, developing leaders and collaborative capacity in local government organizations and conducting research on excellence in public-private collaboration.
“We're thrilled to be working with KU's premier program to help build a better understanding of the benefits public-private collaboration and to share the best practices we've developed over the past 30 years of working with local government,“ said Elisa M. Speranza, CH2M Hill's president of the firm's Operations & Maintenance Business Group.
The partnership will address the concept of effective outsourcing of local government service or securing outside expertise to provide cost-effective solutions. The agreement allows local government leaders and managers to focus on the vision and strategy that enables the community to move forward.