Title

Delivery of Community Services in Ellensburg

Presenter Information

Jonathan Berry

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

The goal of this research was to assess the current methods used by the City of Ellensburg to meet the needs of the community it serves. In Ellensburg Washington, the local city council oversees the development and management of resources used by the community. The research was done to specifically address the issues regarding the building of a new community center and ways in which to receive appropriate input from stakeholders and resource managers to ensure the viability of the efforts for the foreseeable future thereby ensuring the best use of current and future resources to satisfy the needs of a growing community. This research illustrates the methods used by the city council to manage resources with multiple recommendations for improvement to increase stakeholder satisfaction as well as increase efficient use of government resources for present and future use. By combining research from surveys of the ways in which other communities, with similar needs and resources, across the nation and state met the needs of their respective communities it is possible to propose three options available to Ellensburg with regard to improving the services currently offered. Positive future results are dependent upon the process of improving the effectiveness of local governments in the delivery and management of services that the community requires.

Poster Number

35

Faculty Mentor(s)

Rex Wirth

Additional Mentoring Department

Political Science

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Delivery of Community Services in Ellensburg

SURC Ballroom C/D

The goal of this research was to assess the current methods used by the City of Ellensburg to meet the needs of the community it serves. In Ellensburg Washington, the local city council oversees the development and management of resources used by the community. The research was done to specifically address the issues regarding the building of a new community center and ways in which to receive appropriate input from stakeholders and resource managers to ensure the viability of the efforts for the foreseeable future thereby ensuring the best use of current and future resources to satisfy the needs of a growing community. This research illustrates the methods used by the city council to manage resources with multiple recommendations for improvement to increase stakeholder satisfaction as well as increase efficient use of government resources for present and future use. By combining research from surveys of the ways in which other communities, with similar needs and resources, across the nation and state met the needs of their respective communities it is possible to propose three options available to Ellensburg with regard to improving the services currently offered. Positive future results are dependent upon the process of improving the effectiveness of local governments in the delivery and management of services that the community requires.