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Public / Private Partnership  

A public-private partnership is a contractual agreement between a public agency and private-sector entity, allowing the public agency access to private-sector expertise.

At its 2006 incorporation, Johns Creek entered a public/private partnership with CH2M Hill, an engineering and operations consultant, to provide a wide range of municipal services, including administration, public works and community development. The firm was chosen through a competitive selection process.

Public/Private Partnership Award, January 2008The partnership was recognized as among the nation's best by the United States Conference of Mayors in 2008.

As the city matured, it became better positioned to operate more of its own services. In October 2010, the city restructured its partnership with CH2M Hill, focusing its services to the sole areas of public works and community development.