Roosevelter on ProgressIllinois: Jennifer Kim on collaboration between cities

Jennifer Kim, pulling on her work with the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, argues that local governments are more adept at collaborating that state government accounts for.

Intergovernmental collaboration is not a foreign concept to municipalities: examples include massive insurance pools birthed from COGs that bring together over 500 municipalities just in Illinois; a municipality-led joint-purchasing initiative so successful that it is now found in numerous publications on intergovernmental collaborations and resourced by governments in other states; and even the small, everyday instances of two or three municipalities sharing equipment, water delivery services, public works operations, and more.

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