Public Utility Mergers and Acquisitions. A Guide to Successful Transitions. Kim Adamson Portland State University Mark O. Hatfield School of Government EMPA Capstone Presentation 2012. Background.
A Guide to Successful Transitions
Portland State University
Mark O. Hatfield School of Government
EMPA Capstone Presentation 2012
In 2007 Cowlitz PUD and Beacon Hill Sewer District undertook a four year project to evaluate a potential transfer of the PUD’s water utility to Beacon Hill.
The purpose of this study is to create an outline that can be used by public entities wishing to merge or acquire public utilities.
Lee Bolman and Terrance Deal:
Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership
The Four Frames
Interviews with office, field and administrative staff to evaluate successes and challenges experienced in six critical areas.
Using input from staff interviews, successes and challenges in the six critical areas were analyzed using Bolman and Deal’s four frames.
Public agencies with strapped budgets are looking for more efficient ways to provide service.
With proper planning combining the operations of two or more entities can result in cost savings.
Merger and Acquisition Outline will be provided to other entities through the Washington Association of Water and Sewer Districts, Washington Public Utilities Association and Municipal Services Research Center.
Mike, Kirsty and Stevie Adamson
Staff and Students of 2012Cohort