City & county partnerships

mark deven
arvada city manager

Don davis
jefferson County Manager

Mark and Don discuss the importance of establishing a partnerships with cities and counties to better solve common issues together.

“There are issues that don’t know borders.”

Key Takeaways

  • Leverage the strengths of each role - work collaboratively and strategically to decide how each role can help implement a solution.

  • Communicate consistently between city and county staff to present a unified and consistent presence that your residents can trust and rely on.

  • When state and federal offices are weighed down by partisan conflict, a united local government can show examples of trust, transparency and service.