The City of Kennedale saw an opportunity to partner with students at local universities to accomplish some of its goals and create solutions to problems. Students from the University of Texas at Arlington partner with a city staff member to work on projects and in return receive advice and mentoring. Students have done projects in economics, ethics, and public outreach. The students have served to strengthen city staff and have gained valuable work experience for the modern job market.
This case study was nominated for ICMA's Annual Awards Program.