Anne Arundel County Commission on Government Innovation and Effectiveness Releases Final Report

Annapolis, MD (March 9, 2018) – The County Executive’s Commission on Government Innovation and Effectiveness, a bipartisan effort to examine how government can better serve the citizens of Anne Arundel County, today issued its final report.

“I thank the Commission for its diligence and hard work in delivering this report,” said County Executive Steve Schuh. “We will evaluate each of the final recommendations to determine how to best ensure an effective and efficient county government for our citizens.”

The report addresses the feasibility of issues like outsourcing fleet maintenance, divesting County animal sheltering services, allowing naming rights on County parks, and countless other initiatives.

In general, the Commission found County departments to be efficiently run, cost conscious, and adept at accomplishing much in a resource-constrained environment. To determine real cost savings, the Commission recommended allowing county departments to “bid” the work alongside private sector candidates to gain a fair cost comparison.

“Anne Arundel County government is blessed to have great managers who look to save money where they can,” said Commission Chair Bill Westervelt. “Our Commission has produced a set of solid recommendations for making our County a model for efficiency.”

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