Where They Were: The Challenge / Opportunity
Governors were concerned with a proliferation of siloed organizations to which states were providing resources.
Who Was Involved
Collaborators included governors, legislators, state executives, public official associations, real estate professionals, attorneys, architects, state agencies, federal congressional representatives, colleges and universities, and research institutions at state, local and international levels.
What We Did
Assessed needs and opportunities, conceptualized services, designed facility, conceived and developed a joint venture to facilitate and manage, marketed and launched the venture bringing together 32 offices of states and 44 offices of state officials.
What Were the Results
Strengthened individual and collective presence and influence, featured in a textbook (Public Official Associations and State and Local Government: A Bridge Across 100 Years) as one of the best examples of intergovernmental relations, collaboration and shared resource, recognized for "immense symbolic importance" in the Washington Post.