What’s Your Role?

What Role Do You Play in Regionalization?

In an era of shrinking budgets and increased need for service improvements, productive partnerships between municipalities make sense. Who doesn’t want better service at a lower price? But a longstanding “home rule” tradition in the Commonwealth can make sharing control and accountability a deterrent to regionalization. Communities need local champions to counteract institutional resistance and promote collaboration.

Depending on your position and your perspective, the role you play in regionalization efforts will vary. We’ve highlighted how regionalization looks from the six different perspectives.