New Cities

IBTS is your Nonprofit-Public Partner, from Incorporation to Success

Newly incorporated cities have an exciting opportunity to serve their citizens and help their communities flourish. Yet establishing all the city’s services all at once, finding an experienced and dedicated workforce, and ensuring that new services and personnel all work well together can be a daunting challenge for any new city.  

Let IBTS Help

As a nonprofit organization, your city’s success and the wellbeing of your residents is our mission. We will work closely with you to identify a cost-effective approach to establishing new services, deliver the expertise and staff you need, and help you assess and address risks to ensure a thriving, resilient future for your city.  

SPOTLIGHT ON IBTS’ WORK IN:
City of Central, Louisiana 
 

IBTS has provided city services to the City of Central, Louisiana for over 10 years. Central, which incorporated as a new city in 2005, originally contracted with East Baton Rouge Parish for City services before moving to a private company for a public-private partnership (P3) service delivery model. In 2011, Central selected IBTS as its nonprofit-public partner (NP3), saving the City hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. Learn more about Central’s journey from incorporation to community success with IBTS here 

Our City Services

  • Administrative  
  • Code enforcement 
  • Community and comprehensive planning 
  • Disaster planning and recovery  
  • Engineering 
  • Financial  
  • Floodplain Management 
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)  
  • National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)/
    Community Rating System (CRS) score improvement & maintenance 
     
  • Public Works  
  • Permits 
  • Inspections 
  • Property maintenance
  • Planning and zoning 
  • Staffing solutions 
  • Stormwater management
  • Technology solutions, including cybersecurity 
“We absolutely agree that IBTS is a benefit to the City. As mayor, there is plenty else that I need to worry about other than if services are being delivered. Having IBTS providing services means I don’t have to think about that, I can focus on what’s important in my job.”

 

City of Central, LA, Mayor David Barrow

Our Work in Action

League of Kansas Municipalities

IBTS partnered with the League of Kansas Municipalities to offer a suite of building department services to member cities, including planning, zoning, permitting, plan review, inspections, floodplain management stormwater services, property maintenance, accessibility reviews, fire code reviews, and GOVmotus™ permitting software. By partnering with IBTS, League member cities are able to share resources and provide quality service to their communities for an affordable cost.

Cybersecurity for Local Governments: Case Study  

In this white paper, IBTS shares its experience finding affordable, custom cybersecurity solutions for jurisdictions that cannot afford to be hit by a cyberattack, but also struggle with the daunting challenges presented by budget and staffing constraints.

Contact Us

Chris Miller, AICP

Municipal Services Director

cmiller@ibts.org