How It Works
The Chief Executive Official of each county, excluding NYC, will:
Establish a Shared Services Panel
The panel will include the mayor of each city or village and the supervisor of each town. A representative of a school district, board of cooperative education services, and/or special improvement district may be also invited to participate.
Develop a Property Tax Savings Plan
The panel will develop a County-Wide Shared Service Property Tax Savings Plan to identify, propose and implement new actions to save taxpayers money through shared, coordinated and more efficient services between local governments within the county.
Have Opportunity for State Match Funding
Plans that create actual and demonstrable savings across multiple jurisdictions may be eligible for a one-time match of the net savings resulting from new actions implemented pursuant to the Plan.
Nearly 500 elected officials have signed up to participate in panel workshops. View the meeting schedule & learn more about shared services programs in NYS.
The Plan Development Timeline outlines responsibilities and important dates to facilitate the creation of the County-Wide Shared Services Plan.
Learn more about available resources including a guide for citizens and public officials by the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.