Baker Tilly Acquires Consulting Firm Management Partners

This combination will bring clients practical expertise and a shared commitment to public service. CHICAGO and CINCINNATI (August 25, 2022) – The fast pace of change in local government – from towns to cities to counties – is not slowing down. To continue serving and...

Recruitments that Strengthen Local Government

When a local government manager leaves, it creates an opportunity for officials to look closely at how the organization is functioning and identify ways to improve. Most recruitment processes simply look for someone to fill the empty position. At Management Partners, when we recruit for...

Maximize the impact of ARPA funds

With the Treasury Department’s final rule now available for the American Rescue Plan Act’s (ARPA)’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, many city and county leaders are finalizing plans on for how to use the funds to maximize assistance to hard-hit communities. The work associated...

Carol Jacobs Joins Management Partners as EVP/COO

Carol Jacobs, who has held a wide range of roles in local government and consulting, including multiple stints as a city manager, is joining Management Partners as executive vice president/chief operating officer. Jacobs will have operating responsibility for the entire firm, which assists local government...

What’s your ARPA plan?

Maximize the impact of ARPA with help from Management Partners. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) requires both careful deliberation and timely decision-making by local governments to ensure the best use of funds. The enormity of the opportunity, the time-consuming nature of the decisions, and...

Post-Pandemic Changes in Local Government

The pandemic has disrupted how local government leaders do their work, from virtualizing services like court hearings and building inspections, to initiating new HR policies for working from home, to its huge impact on many budgets. These disruptions are a challenge, but also an opportunity...

The Promise and Peril of ARPA for Local Governments

The American Rescue Plan Act comes as a welcome rescue for local government. But as professional managers, we at Management Partners know the challenge is to balance immediate stakeholder desires with investments that will help you in the long term. Quite simply, ARPA one-time monies...

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...

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