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Posted on: April 12, 2011

[ARCHIVED] 4/12 - Commissioners to Hold Press Briefing on Public-Private Partnerships

The briefing will be held in the first floor hearing room of Winchester Hall, 12 East Church Street, Frederick, Md. The public is invited to attend.


Oliver Porter of PPP Associates, LLC, of Sandy Springs, Ga., will report on meetings held with county officials to discuss firsthand the benefits of public-private partnerships in local government programs and services.

Several commissioners and county officials visited Sandy Springs, Ga., in February to meet with city officials to personally learn more about the largest public-private partnership for the provision of local government services in the country.

Since their trip to Sandy Springs, the county commissioners have been committed to exploring methods to reduce costs while still maintaining essential programs and services for Frederick County citizens. A public-private partnership would shift government employees to the private sector, but the basic responsibility for providing services and approving the scope of the services would remain with the commissioners.

In March, the board approved payment of $25,000 to Mr. Porter to conduct a study of current services in Frederick County Government, including data collection, interviews with county officials and an analysis of findings. Mr. Porter was instrumental in establishing successful public-private partnerships in the City of Sandy Springs.

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