Few politicians have modeled civic leadership and innovation more than the late George Voinovich, AB ’58, LLD ’81, who served as mayor of Cleveland, governor of Ohio, and U.S. senator. His Empowering the Public-Private Partnership: The Future of America’s Local Government, published in August 2017 by Ohio University Press, is a practical and inspiring handbook for government officials facing shrinking resources and growing needs.
Among Voinovich’s greatest legacies is the 1980s “Cleveland Turnaround,” when he steered the city from economic crisis to success. Voinovich relied on public-private partnerships, or P3s, whereby governments partner with the private sector and create sustainable local economies.
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