The Manheim Township Board of Commissioners and Township staff actively create relationships and participate in inter-governmental and inter-agency cooperative efforts that are beneficial for the community. Leadership involves looking out beyond municipal boundaries. The Township's inter-governmental activities, civic relationships and professional information-sharing help to do this. Ultimately, working with local, regional and state partners assists the Township organization to accomplish its missions. Benefits from cooperation often include:
- Early Identification and Resolution of Problems Issues - Cooperation enables the Township to identify and resolve potential conflicts at an early stage.
- Reduced Litigation - Cooperation can assist in resolving issues before they become mired in litigation.
- Consistency - Cooperation can lead to consistency of the goals, objectives, plans, policies and actions of neighboring communities and other jurisdictions.
- Understanding - Cooperation nurtures awareness of mutual interests, differing needs and priorities and anticipation of problems and ways to avoid them.
- Trust - Cooperation can lead to positive experiences and results that build trust and good working relationships.
- Cost Savings - Cooperation can save money by increasing efficiency and avoiding unnecessary duplication. Cooperation can enable services and facilities to be provided that would otherwise be too costly.
- Address Regional Issues - By communicating, coordinating actions, and working with regional, State agencies, the County and local governments, Manheim Township can lead and benefit from addressing and resolving issues which are regional in nature.
Partnerships and Cooperation
The following list outlines some of the key local, regional and state partnerships, memberships and programs with which Manheim Township is involved. Click on the links for more information: