ICMA Webinar: Budgeting in a Crisis

The pandemic-induced recession presents challenges for local governments across the country. Finance experts from Management Partners hosted a recent ICMA webinar called Budgeting in a Crisis: Responding to the COVID-19 Recession. Be sure to check out the podcast and the presentation that accompanied it. And...

Cash Is King: Budget Strategies for the COVID-19 Crisis

In this time of COVID-19 crisis, local governments need to ensure they have enough cash on hand for essential services, which means slowing net flow of cash out the door and finding ways to rebalance the budget. The Government Finance Officers Association produced guidelines, Cash...

COVID-19 Resources for Local Governments

Local governments are responding to the COVID-19 challenge the way they always do – with leadership and and a commitment to keeping the public safe. We’ve been in the trenches with you serving communities for over 25 years, and we are here to help now by sharing ideas and facilitating exploration of...

Haverford Award

ELGL recognizes companies that support local government with its Haverford Award (named for Parks and Recreation character Tom Haverford). This year Management Partners is pleased to have received a Haverford. We’re even more pleased to read what happy clients said about us: “Management Partners has...

Press Release

Julie Mares Joins Management Partners as Chief Operating Officer Julie Mares, who has held a wide range of roles in her 24-year local government career, including city manager of Milpitas, California, is joining Management Partners as chief operating officer. Mares will have operating responsibility for...

From bankruptcy to fiscal health

The City of Stockton’s path from bankruptcy to the second fiscally healthiest large US city has been amazing. We’ve been pleased to help the City and to work with an excellent manager like Kurt Wilson. Learn more about Kurt’s work in this podcast: http://elgl.org/2018/06/26/podcast-kurt-wilson-city-manager-stockton-california/...

Management Partners helps Montgomery, Ohio find its new city manager

Management Partners is pleased to assist the City of Montgomery, Ohio in its search for a new city manager. Management Partners has worked with Montgomery on the creation of its strategic planning since 2005, and it has also helped the City with performance measurement. “The...

Long-term budget forecasts

What can a fiscal forecast do for your jurisdiction? Management Partners’ Robert Leland recently completed a 20-year forecast for the City of Davis, California. Dan Carson, chairman of the Davis Finance and Budget Commission, sang the praises of the forecast in a recent article in...

Succession planning for sustainability

The best-run local governments use succession planning and other strategies to prepare for the future as they manage current challenges and opportunities. As Baby Boomers retire and Millennials bring a different set of expectations to the workplace, local government leaders know they have to adapt...

Leadership vs. management

The debate about whether it’s better to be a leader or a manager always provokes a strong response. In recent years we’ve come to admire leadership more than management. The ability to inspire others to achieve is seen as necessary for success, while management to...

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