Dublin Mayor Phil Best confirmed that the city of Dublin and Laurens County's leaders will move forward with a study about consolidating governments.
Best said, "The study project will be funded by the Dublin-Laurens County Chamber of Commerce and other indivduals and conducted by the University of Georgia."
"That study hasn't started, but we will soon," Best added.
Best told 13WMAZ that the Dublin City Council recently gave their support of the idea of a study.
When asked how unification could impact the town of East Dublin, Best seemed uncertain if that community would be part of the study or any consolidation plan.
Leaders in Milledgeville-Baldwin County recently completed a study on consolidation and could ask voters to approve a plan soon.
And Macon-Bibb County will consolidate beginning January 2014, after voters approved the plan in 2012.