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Martin School of Public Policy and Administration
Master of Public Administration
Dr. William Hoyt
Dr. Iuliia Shybalkina
Dr. David Agrawal
To provide essential services without imposing an unreasonable financial burden on their residents, local governments, particularly those with a declining population or tax base, are seeking ways to maximize their resources. Municipal consolidation is one of the solutions that many local governments have considered. This study aimed to determine if municipal consolidation would improve the efficiency and financial standing of the Estill County, Kentucky cities of Irvine and Ravenna. The study's findings suggest that consolidation could lead to cost benefits for both cities. However, due to the limited availability of data, further research is required to gain a complete understanding of how consolidation would impact the efficiency and financial standing of Irvine and Ravenna.
Hart, Logan, "Estill County "Twin Cities" Consolidation Study" (2023). MPA/MPP/MPFM Capstone Projects. 413.