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Efficient Government Now--Quick Pitch

Local government in Northeast Ohio costs taxpayers more than $16 billion each year and a sizeable portion of that involves duplication of services. How could the region be more efficient? That's the question EfficientGovNow is putting to citizens in a cash prize contest for the second year in a row. Leaders in the 16-counties are asked to put forward creative ways to make government dollars go further by collaborating more. Winners will be determined by popular vote. Thursday morning at 9, this year's finalists join host Dan Moulthrop to pitch their ideas. Miesha Wilson Headen, Richmond Heights City Council member
John Hoornbeek, director, Center for Public Administration and Public Policy at Kent State University
David Gilbert Water Distribution Supervisor, City of Geneva
Nathan Kelly Board Chair, First Suburbs Development Council
Donna Skoda Director of Planning and Policy, Summit County Combined General Health District
Albert Dispenza Director of Planning, Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners
Joseph J. Concato Project Manager, Stark Council of Governments
Gary W. Shaffer Engineer II, Trumbull County Engineer's Office,
John D. Hunter Mayor and Safety Director, Village of Sheffield
Erick Folkman Chief Information Officer, Lake County Central Communications
David Schroedel, director of Economic Development, Broadview Heights
Debora Flora Executive Director, Lien Forward Ohio Regional Council of Governments