CANTON, OH (May 13, 2010) – The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce is urging residents to help Stark County save $100,000 on the cost of establishing modern and efficient 911 emergency service. By visiting the website, residents can vote for Stark County's project in the government collaboration contest. If Stark County wins, it could receive $100,000 toward the cost of the 911 service that Stark County needs and deserves. This is the second year that the Fund For Our Economic Future, an organization supported by charitable foundations throughout Northeast Ohio, is encouraging government collaboration and cost savings by offering prize money for the best collaboration. “Once again, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Stark Development Board, is urging Stark Countians to support Stark County’s entry in Northeast Ohio’s government efficiency contest,” said Dennis P. Saunier, president and CEO of the Chamber. “The 911 project, which you can read about at, is a fine example of governments coming together to help each other and their citizens. We believe the project is worthy of our support. And supporting the project is easy. It also costs nothing to participate in the contest.” To help bring home a winner for Stark County, simply go to: Stark County's proposal is Proposal B. You can vote for up to three of the 10 proposals from throughout Northeast Ohio. The 911 emergency dispatch proposal being developed for the 37-member Stark Council of Governments predicts a savings of more than $2.3 million in annual recurring costs to Stark County's townships, villages and cities. The specific governments applying for the EfficientGovNow grant are: Stark County commissioners, the cities of Canton and Massillon, Jackson Township and the Stark County Sheriff's Department. Encouraging Stark County governments to become more efficient, and encouraging them to establish safer, faster emergency services for its citizens, takes only a few minutes of your time. Vote today. Once again: