On CSR, Sustainability and Community: Why Authentic Connection is Important

From TriplePundit
By: Daphne Stanford

Corporations and small businesses are becoming increasingly concerned with corporate social responsibility, or CSR.  Specifically, they are upping the community outreach aspect of CSR, which is becoming less of a social luxury and more of a responsible necessity that helps people feel more connected to the businesses they choose to patronize.  Beyond functioning as a progressive nicety, shareholders are increasingly concerned with both financial performance and social responsibilities. Continue reading

Need Some P3 Assistance?

At a recent Maturing Public-Private Partnership Workshop, we discussed an interesting challenge for one of the participants.  In a statewide P3, there are many interested and committed partners, but a reluctance for anyone to step forward and assume the leadership role.

We are currently searching the literature without success concerning how to encourage partners to assume a leadership role.  If you have experience with a similar challenge, or know of training or academic materials addressing this issue, please post a response or send them to scarter@frederick.edu.

Thank you!

White Paper: Public Private Partnership in Seminole County Florida

By: Captain James McAuliffe, M.S.
Captain McAuliffe is a Patrol Commander for the Sanford Police Department, Sanford, FL.  He is also an Adjunct Faculty and Development Specialist at the Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management at Frederick Community College.  In his role, Captain McAuliffe is an instructor for Disaster, Crisis and Emergency Management courses and assisting with curriculum development.  Captain McAuliffe received his M.S. in Criminal Justice from University of Central Florida.

Private Participation in U.S. Infrastructure: The Role of PPP Units

By: R. Richard Geddes, Carter B. Casady
October 26, 2016 | American Enterprise Institute

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Key Points:

  • The United States suffers from an array of endemic infrastructure problems.  When properly executed, public-private partnerships (PPPs) can help address those problems.
  • The United States lags behind other industrialized countries in PPP use.  This may stem from traditional project delivery in the United States, which does not bundle various deliver elements, such as project design, construction, financing, operations and maintenance, together.
  • We recommend creating seven regional PPP units in the United States based on emerging economic megaregions, which will generate a range of benefits, including lowering the costs of completing PPPs, and the wrapping and marketing of similar projects across state lines.

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Resources for Partnerships in Infrastructure and Public Education

By: The Intersector Project | jacquelyn.wax@intersector.com
From the ASPA PA TIMES

While interest in cross-sector collaboration continues to grow, the work itself can be difficult.  We began to think about creating a resource hub where practitioners, researchers, and anyone exploring the field of cross-sector collaboration could search and filter through hundreds of quality resources.  Several piles of books, articles, reports, and toolkits later, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve created exactly that. Read more.

Not All Wounds Are Visible: Recovery in Joplin, MO

“Five years ago, the town of Joplin, Missouri was forever changed by a nearly mile-wide EF5 tornado.  The tornado killed 158 people, injured 1,100+ and caused damages totaling $2.8 billion” (Wheatley, 2016).  Response and recovery efforts in Joplin were coordinated between all levels of government, non-profit, private sector, and faith based organizations (Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2011).  Intergovernmental relations have been crucial to all aspects, both visible and unseen, of Joplin’s community recovery. Continue reading

Sharing a Successful and Long-Term Public-Private Partnership: Joplin, MO Tornado

Over five years ago, the nation watched and grieved with the citizens of Joplin MO as one of the deadliest tornadoes in decades ripped through their community. The storm’s damage was tremendous, killing 161 and injuring 1,000 people, destroying 7,500 residences, 500 businesses, and displacing 9,200 people. Jane Cage, a Joplin Missouri community leader, facilitated a community listening effort entitled CHART – The Citizens Advisory Recovery Team that led to the formation of a long-term recovery plan. Continue reading

A Twist of P3

Savannah, Ga. – Amtrak made history this week as the first Private Sector Entity to ever earn Emergency Management Programs accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). The Amtrak Emergency Management and Corporate Security (EMCS) department manages Amtrak’s security and preparedness program to help protect passengers, employees, and assets throughout the rail system. Continue reading

Maturing Public-Private Partnerships

The “Maturing Public-Private Partnerships Workshop” project has allowed the Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management (MACEM) staff to meet and interact with interesting and knowledgeable emergency management professionals across the country.  We have been rewarded with lively exchanges of ideas during the Workshops and with being able to observe the participants assisting each other with the development of partnership concepts and addressing challenges to the collective efforts. Continue reading