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Government Efficiency: Fire, Police, School, Service

Green, Warren share ideas

By Dave Published: September 27, 2011

One obstacle to collaboration is the learning curve for finding exactly how to accomplish efficiencies. Academic institutions don't are just starting to provide help, the state and county can only do so much. Here's a news release from Green showing how they shared How-To information with Warren:

City of Green Hosts City Officials from Warren at Green’s
Central Administration Building

Green, OH – Today, the City of Green hosted city officials from Warren, Ohio to share the process of how Green
decided to construct the Central Administration Building.  In a fact-finding mission, Mayor Michael O’Brien, Mayor-elect William “Doug” Franklin, several Warren City council members and employees met with Mayor Norton; Randy Monteith,
service director; Larry Rush, finance director; and Dave France, council member, to learn more about the process, challenges and financing of the building of a central administration facility.  Following the meeting, the group toured the

“We are in the process of attempting to create a similar structure, community and government as Green,” said Mayor O’Brien.    “I see Green as a best practice and if we have half the success that I feel Green has had that would be much progress.”

The City of Warren is discussing the possibilities of constructing a new central administration building that would
collaborate with some of Trumbull County’s departments much like the City of Green and Green Local Schools Administration collaborated to construct one building.

“It was a pleasure to share our experience with them,” said Mayor Norton.  “I wish them much success in
contemplating a new facility.”

The City of Green opened its new 53,671 square foot central administration building in September 2009.   The
facility houses City and School administration under one roof.

“This building was well thought out,” said John Brown, Warren City Councilmember.  “It’s a very efficient use of


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