Developing trusting and valued relationships and partnerships within and between communities; between communities and governments; between communities and academic institutions require deliberate effort; time; financial resources and committed, skilled and sustained leadership.
Partnership-building processes should be considered investments. Resources are needed to . Resources are needed to develop, maintain and grow these investments.
Regional governance is different than regional government: it is not necessarily not necessarily about replacing legacy governments, but evolving to have additional forums for planning and decision-making.