About the study
The Village of Edwards, population 440, received a Local Government Efficiency grant from NYS to conduct a study to serve as a decision-making tool for voters to decide whether or not to dissolve Village government. The final report includes the dissolution plan.
The study was conducted by a 4-member committee with assistance from the Center for Governmental Research (CGR), a nonprofit, nonpartisan consulting organization with expertise in government management. Committee members were Chris Averill, Amber Drew, Mandy Fuller and Jennifer Hotaling.
Village voters decided to dissolve their government in a vote held March 15, 2011. Sixty-four residents voted and 55 voted for dissolution.