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Summer 2023 Certificate Programs from NCPP
Check out the summer 2023 online certificate programs at the National Center for Public Performance (NCPP) at Suffolk University in Boston, a research and public service center dedicated to improving performance in the public and nonprofit sectors. We are offering three online certificates during June-July 2023: 1) Strategic Performance Management, 2) Public Communications, and 3) Introduction to Government Analytics. Each certificate is between six to eight weeks and taught by recognized experts.

The Strategic Performance Management certificate will guide students to design an effective performance measurement system. The Public Communications certificate will focus on topics such as strategic communications, crisis communications, media relations, technology, ethics, compliance, First Amendment issues, and public information campaigns. The new six-week Government Analytics Certificate provides a pragmatic introduction to government use of data analytics to solve problems and make analytics-informed decisions, integrate data visualization and storytelling, and understand AI/Chat GPT.

The cost for each certificate is $1,100 for government/non-profit employees. If you register three or more students from your organization, you’ll receive an additional 20% off. This is a great way to use your professional development or tuition reimbursement funds to improve your public management skills and expertise. Contact us at for further information on the certificates.

Athletic Courts
The Sport Court MA team would like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth at the MMA conference. Conveniently located in Andover Mass., Sport Court MA has been the premier court surface and sports flooring expert for more than 25 years in New England. Our team has designed and installed over 3,000 indoor and outdoor courts for both commercial and residential properties including pickleball, basketball, tennis, hockey, volleyball and much more. Visit Call today for a complimentary estimate.

Creative and Cost-Effective Services that Maximize Success while Minimizing Risk for Municipalities
Capital Strategic Solutions (CSS) is a Massachusetts-based woman-owned business comprised of former municipal employees. Our team of dedicated and experienced professionals provide an abundance of support services to guide municipalities through the challenges they face, allowing for continuity of services at a fraction of the cost of a full-time employee. We specialize in public administration, finance & grant management, human resources, public works and water quality, public safety, capital improvement planning, project management & oversight, emergency management & fire services, public relations/community outreach, etc. For more information, visit: or call 508-690-0046.

Municipal Accounting Services
Marcum LLP (formerly Melanson) is a national Certified Public Accounting firm and has been a leader in the accounting and auditing profession for over 60 years. Our assurance professionals, most whom have been focused in the governmental arena throughout their entire careers, have an in-depth understanding of the complex economic and political environment in which these entities operate. Their knowledge and experience allow us to provide the highest level of professional service to our governmental clients. We provide both long- and short-term services, as well as flexible access, either remotely or onsite, without adding to your long-term employee benefit costs. Contact us today!

Management, Human Resources, and Executive Search
Rutherford Advisors, Inc. DBA The Executive Suite, with over 40 years’ experience, is expert in providing comprehensive, detailed, and effective classification and compensation plans; human resource, performance evaluation, and management efficiency studies; interim management; and executive and senior staff recruitment for public, non-profit, and private organizations. We emphasize innovative solutions to commonly encountered management challenges. For discussion on your needs, please contact Warren J. Rutherford at 508-778-7700 or email at,

Town Counsel/Legal Services
Brooks & DeRensis, P.C., is available to provide services to government entities at the state, county, city, town or regional district level. Legal services available include procurement law, contracts, eminent domain, labor relations and civil rights. Contact Paul DeRensis for all public law issues at 857-259-5200.

One-Stop Shopping for Organizational Development and Conflict Resolution
The Mediation Group (TMG) is New England’s one-stop shopping for conflict resolution and organizational development. With 30 plus years of experience, our multi-disciplinary team provides individuals and organizations with support to move forward constructively and improve functionality. Our services include: facilitation, mediation, training and coaching, leadership development, cultural competency, independent workplace investigations, stakeholder assessments, public engagement and process design. For more info visit www.themediationgroup.orgor email or call (617) 277-9232.

Labor Counsel Services/Municipal Human Resources Specialists
Clifford and Kenny, LLP provides quality representation to cities, towns and school districts in the area of labor and employment. Attorneys John Clifford and Jaime Kenny have many years of experience in representing clients for collective bargaining and personnel related matters including discipline and discharge of unionized employees. We have extensive experience in the area of police and fire injured-on-duty cases, and have worked extensively with municipalities and insurers to resolve costly long-term claims. We offer training in sexual harassment, social media and the “just cause analysis” to municipal managers. We also serve as appointed hearing officers on a case-by-case basis. Many of our clients take advantage of a flat monthly rate for unlimited phone calls and emails, which encourages key managers to work with counsel prior to making critical personnel decisions. Check our website at to see a complete list of our satisfied clients or call John Clifford or Jaime Kenny at (781) 924-5796 for more information.

Executive Recruiting, Human Resources and Management Consulting
GovHR USA provides comprehensive executive recruitment, human resources and management consulting services for public sector and not-for-profit clients. Comprised of Voorhees Associates and GovTemps USA, GovHR has a seasoned team of executive recruiters, human resource consultants, management consultants, staffing specialists and professional development experts. Owners Heidi Voorhees and Joellen Earl each have more than 25 years of experience in leadership positions in the public sector and in consulting with public sector clients. We look forward to serving your organization’s needs. For more information, visit our website: Phone: (855) 68GovHR (855) 684-6847. Email:

General Consultant, Recruiting and Special Studies
Municipal Resources, Inc. has been providing management solutions to New England municipalities since 1989. MRI is able to provide expertise when and where it’s needed. Our services include executive recruitments, assessment centers and promotional testing; public safety organizational studies; finance operations; interim staffing; internal investigations; efficiency and regionalization studies. MRI has an extensive group of experienced subject experts that are able to provide the technical and management expertise that can help communities deliver quality services and resolve complex problems with real world solutions. Contact us at (866) 501-0352 or

Human Resources Consulting
Human Resources Services Inc. provides a full range of human resource management consulting services to Massachusetts’s local governments and other public agencies. Specialization includes compensation/ classification, performance appraisal, job analysis and evaluation, job descriptions, salary/benefits and total compensation surveys and analytics, personnel policies/handbooks, staffing and organizational management studies, HR audits and assessments, HR training services, recruitment and selection services, web-based HR services, and special projects. Please contact Sandy Stapczynski, President, Human Resources Services, Inc., 9 Bartlet St., Suite 186, Andover, MA 01810; Phone (978) 474-0200;; or visit WBE Certified

Municipal Financial Management Services
Eric A. Kinsherf, CPA, has been involved in municipal finance since 1994 in various capacities ranging from Finance Director to an auditor of municipalities as a Certified Public Accountant. Cities and towns in need of a CPA specializing in municipal auditing and consulting are offered services such as municipal audits, assistance in year-end closing, interim treasurer, collector and town accountant services, revenue forecasting, and capital financing plan assistance. If you are in need of a municipal audit or a financial consultant, please contact Eric Kinsherf at or at (508) 833-8508. Learn more at

Municipal Financial Management Software: Accounting, Cloud, Utility & Collections.
VADAR Systems provides financial management software to over 100 Massachusetts municipalities. Our accounting, cloud, utility & collections applications are designed exclusively for Massachusetts municipalities by Massachusetts end users. The VADAR Cloud maximizes efficiency with 24/7 secure, remote access to all your applications from any device. Our user support offers unparalleled expertise. Proudly serving Massachusetts for 20 plus years. For a free on-site demonstration, please contact us at (877) 823-2700 or Learn more at Locally owned & operated at 20 Main St., Suite G1, Acton, MA 01701.

Tax Title Legal Services
KP | LAW has been providing a full range of legal services to municipal treasurers and collectors for more than 30 years. Our experienced tax title attorneys draft collection letter and payment agreements; prepare all instruments relative to tax takings and tax sales; draft pleadings for Land Court foreclosures; and provide full representation of municipalities in Land Court actions. We also provide assistance with disposition or reuse of tax parcels. The breadth of our experience, volume, use of experienced paralegals, state-of-the-art computer and informational services, and close proximity to the Land Court enables us to provide prompt, cost-effective services. For additional information, please visit or contact Lauren Goldberg, Esq. at (617) 556-0007, or toll-free at (800) 548-3522, or at

Town Counsel Services
KP | LAW is a municipal law firm. With offices in Boston, Worcester, Northampton and Lenox, we serve as town counsel to more than 120 towns throughout Massachusetts, from Provincetown to Williamstown, and as special counsel to another 90. For more than 30 years, we have devoted ourselves to municipal law and have become experts in the defense of all municipal trial matters. We have specialists in all areas of municipal law and maintain an environmental-land-use law department that is on the cutting edge of planning, zoning and conservation. KP | LAW is highly sensitive to the limited legal services budgets of Massachusetts communities and thus has highly competitive billing rates to give your town the best quality legal counsel in the most cost-efficient manner. There is never a need for special counsel. Our breadth of experience keeps our cost per opinion to a minimum and enables us to service our clients quickly and efficiently, consistent with our commitment to excellence. For additional information on the legal services that KP | LAW provides, please visit or contact Lauren Goldberg, Esq., at (617) 556-0007, or toll-free at (800) 548-3522, or at

Executive Recruiting, Management and Governance Consulting Services
Community Paradigm Associates provides comprehensive professional services to public sector, private sector, and not-for-profit clients, including organizational and management studies, executive recruiting, operational analyses, personnel studies, compensation and classification plans, charter development, strategic planning, leadership training, and facilitation services. Principal Bernard Lynch has more than 30 years of experience in public-sector leadership positions in various forms of government. Community Paradigm Associates has a team of seasoned associates with expertise in all aspects of municipal government. For more information, contact Bernard Lynch at (978) 621-6733 or email;

Executive Recruitment and Municipal Management
Groux-White Consulting, LLC, is a full-service municipal management consulting firm specializing in executive recruitment, interim management, form of government studies, organizational effectiveness evaluations, strategic and financial planning and conflict resolution. Tom Groux & Rick White, One Pelham Road, Lexington, MA 02421;; (781) 572-6332;