Governments’ ability to achieve goals is essential to the advancement of our region as a whole. Too often, however, public revenues are insufficient to deliver services, maintain infrastructure, and fill other essential government functions. Proficient local staff and officials — with skills maintained through professional development and training — are essential for their units of government to undertake important initiatives and to complete projects. A sustained commitment to building capacity — revenues, skills, and technical resources — will bolster local government’s ability to meet residents’ needs, implement community plans, and achieve ON TO 2050 objectives.