How cities and SC2 teams worked together affected their ability to make progress addressing city priorities. Two factors were important. First, SC2 teams worked best when the city provided a clear focus for their work. In cities that lacked a clear strategy or had conflicting priorities for SC2’s work, team leads, team members, and city staff struggled to identify how best to work together, where to focus their energies, and how to maximize the opportunities for partnership and technical assistance inherent in the approach. Second, SC2 team members on occasion encountered city stakeholders who were unsupportive of the engagement or had tense relationships with other stakeholders. In some cases, team members were not able to overcome these dynamics to address city priorities.