Financial Planning: Our financial expert will advise the City in its annual and long-term financial planning efforts for operations and capital improvements. We place a strong emphasis on transparency and will produce documents, charts, and graphs as necessary to communicate the financial plan. We will provide you free access to our Visual City Dashboard tool, which will allow for operations planning, fund balance planning, debt and capital investment planning, and budget monitoring.
Legal Services: We offer legal services and specialize in municipal law. Our staff attorney can help you with basic municipal law issues, such as open meetings/open records or can handle complex issues like zoning, nuisance, housing, TIF and urban renewal, and municipal bonds.
Management and Implementation: Successfully managing the business of small cities requires experience and our system of developing operational plans and tracking processes has proven to be the right balance for operational control, employee accountability, and resource allocation.
System Planning and Goal Achievement: Too many cities get caught up in goal setting and forget that it’s systems that produce results. We will help you design systems and processes to achieve your goals and work with you so that elected officials are informed and involved in the process.
Analysis and Reports: We will produce a report, fiscal analysis, or issue/legal analysis on any municipal subject matter at the request of the City’s governing body or a board or commission.
Project Coordination: We will coordinate and oversee special projects as needed.
Grant Writing and Administration: We are experts at procuring grant funding and can also oversee the administration and reporting of all grants, unless otherwise delegated to city staff or a third-party.