The Manheim Township Board of Commissioners and Township staff actively create relationships and participate in inter-governmental and inter-agency cooperative efforts that are beneficial for the community. Leadership involves looking out beyond municipal boundaries. The Township's inter-governmental activities, civic relationships and professional information-sharing help to do this. Ultimately, working with local, regional and state partners assists the Township organization to accomplish its missions. Benefits from cooperation often include:
- Early Identification and Resolution of Problems Issues - Cooperation enables the Township to identify and resolve potential conflicts at an early stage.
- Reduced Litigation - Cooperation can assist in resolving issues before they become mired in litigation.
- Consistency - Cooperation can lead to consistency of the goals, objectives, plans, policies and actions of neighboring communities and other jurisdictions.
- Understanding - Cooperation nurtures awareness of mutual interests, differing needs and priorities and anticipation of problems and ways to avoid them.
- Trust - Cooperation can lead to positive experiences and results that build trust and good working relationships.
- Cost Savings - Cooperation can save money by increasing efficiency and avoiding unnecessary duplication. Cooperation can enable services and facilities to be provided that would otherwise be too costly.
- Address Regional Issues - By communicating, coordinating actions, and working with regional, State agencies, the County and local governments, Manheim Township can lead and benefit from addressing and resolving issues which are regional in nature.