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Chemung County (population 88830)

Name of service/government operation: Information Technology

Form of sharing: County has taken over all IT operations for the City of Elmira

Services affected: every IT function including payroll and oversight of all equipment and maintenance

Year started: 2009

Partners: County/City

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): City had a very small IT department, which the County absorbed to improve operations between the two municipalities

What planning process preceded the sharing? Numerous meetings with IT staff and elected officials.

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? Intermunicipal Agreement

Challenges: Everything is working well.

Benefits: Enhanced IT operations, especially for the City. They went from 1 staff person to now have accessibility to 11 individuals.

Impact on budget: none for the County. Substantial for the City.

Impact on labor: Two less City employees.

Impact on service: Enhanced IT operations

Key contact: James Brady, Director IT