The collaboration agreement was formulated by the leaders of the Town, Village and School District in answer to its constituencies asking for additional cooperative efforts between municipalities. Although the three entities have a long history of cooperation on various projects, the Leadership Team was created to provide a formal and ongoing forum for the Town, Village and School District to use. A formal resolution
by each of the Town, Village and School District Boards was first signed on April 29, 2003 and is now signed annually. Click here
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CHARGE TO THE PITTSFORD COMMUNITY COLLABORATION TASK FORCE
The Pittsford town, village and school district have a strong commitment to and a long history of collaboration. Many examples exist of successful shared projects and services. To most effectively and efficiently serve the Pittsford community, a collaborative leadership structure is in place for regular meetings and communications across entities. Annually, the respective board/trustee groups reconfirm a commitment entitled “Collaboration Compact” which includes Principles of Collaboration. The thoughtfully agreed upon shared mission of this collaboration is: “…the betterment of all who live, work, play and learn in the Pittsford community” while continuing to achieve the mission and goals of each entity.
At this time, the town, village, and school district Leadership Team would like to identify for consideration additional and/or new ways to collaborate in the best interest of our community. To that end, the Leadership Team issues the following charge to inform the work of a new ad hoc committee called the Pittsford Community Collaboration Task Force.
The Pittsford Community Collaboration Task Forces is charged with the following tasks:
- Identify a comprehensive list of current collaborative efforts and include a description of benefits, monetary and other, realized by the community as a result of these efforts.
- Research effective and creative methods of collaboration used by other communities.
- Consult with staff and brainstorm with community members regarding new and creative ideas for future collaborative efforts.
- After the above research and consultation, provide strengths and weaknesses including potential cost savings for the most promising collaborative opportunities.
- Conduct other tasks as approved by the Leadership Team.
COMMUNITY COLLABORATION TASK FORCE MEMBERSHIP
Membership will be composed of:
2 representatives from each entity: town, village, school district
9 community representatives at large
1 chair person
Others will be included as needed for identified topics.
Committee membership will be determined by September 1, 2011 with the committee beginning its work by October 1, 2011. The committee will provide interim project reports to the Leadership Team in December 2011, February and April, 2012 and a final report by June 30, 2012. If the committee needs additional time at any point in the study process, the committee chair may propose an extension of the timeline to the Leadership Committee.