County-wide Shared Services Initiative (CWSSI)

The New York State 2017-18 budget contained a provision establishing the County-wide Shared Services Initiative. This initiative calls for the creation of a Shared Services Panel chaired by the County's Chief Executive and including all Town Supervisors and Village Mayors within Washington County. The initiative also provides for the voluntary participation of representatives from the governing body of each school district, board of cooperative educational services (BOCES)  and/or special improvement districts located within the County. Plans that can generate shared services proposals that demonstrate recurring savings to taxpayers will be eligible for one-time funding from the State equal to the amount of savings documented.

More information is available on the New York Department of State website https://www.dos.ny.gov/lg/countywide_services.html

Shared services panel meetings are held at the Washington County Municipal Center:

  • Thursday July 13, 2017 1 PM - Basement Level, Training Room 2
  • Thursday September 7, 2017 1 PM - Basement Level, Training Room 1 (view notice)

Click here to view meeting minutes.