Who is a member?
Our members are the local governments of Massachusetts and their elected and appointed leadership.
GIS Consulting Services
Spatial Relationships is a GIS consulting firm in Boston that specializes in bringing people and organizations together with geospatial knowledge to create powerful outcomes for their communities. Does your community expect more from local government? Geospatial technology is a great way to meet these expectations and build trust. GIS is the second most popular technology in local government, second only to online PDF forms by 1 percent and gaining. Our team brings more than 40 years of combined experience in local government to our clients. We specialize in technical GIS consulting services and leadership coaching. To learn more about us, visit www.spatial-relationships.com.
OPEB Funding via Tax Title Sale
Tallage, a real estate investment company in Boston, helps cities and towns execute tax title sales under M.G.L. Ch. 60, Sect. 52, for strategic purposes, such as using a percentage of the revenue to set up an OPEB Funding Trust. Using a small initial funding amount from tax title sales with a long-term strategy can dramatically reduce the OPEB number on the balance sheet. Other benefits of a tax title sale include payment of 100 percent of the principal, interest and fees owed per tax title; the tax lien buyer being responsible for future taxes on the property until the tax lien is paid off; significant reduction in the expense of managing tax titles; and valuable due diligence provided by private investors on the validity and economics of the tax titles. To schedule a free meeting to discuss a tax title sale process that 40-plus municipalities across the state have recently experienced, and how the tool can be used in conjunction with an OPEB funding strategy, please contact Bill Cowin at Tallage at 617-543-7214 or Bill.Cowin@TallageLLC.com.
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 Peter Berry for labor matters, employment matters, civil rights matter and retirement matters or Paul DeRensis for all other 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 CliffordKennyLaw.com 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: www.govhrusa.com. Phone: (855) 68GovHR (855) 684-6847. Email: email@example.com
Municipal Counsel Services
Brackett & Lucas is an established municipal law firm providing expert legal services to a variety of public-sector clients. Gary S. Brackett is the former city solicitor of Worcester and former town counsel of Watertown. He has served as president of the Massachusetts City Solicitors and Town Counsel Association and as chairman of the Municipal Law Committee of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Elaine M. Lucas is the former chief of litigation for the city of Worcester. She served as the chair of the Municipal Law Section of the Worcester County Bar Association. The partners have more than 30 years of experience representing cities and towns. With its wide range of municipal law experience, including litigation, land use, contracts and finance, the firm is able to serve its clients in a highly efficient and economical manner. For more information, please contact Gary Brackett at (508) 799-9739 or 19 Cedar St., Worcester, MA 01609.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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; email@example.com; or visit www.hrsconsultinginc.com. WBE Certified
Governance and Management Consulting and Recruitment Services
The Edward J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston provides a comprehensive range of professional services to public sector clients, including executive recruitment, organizational and management studies, charter development, compensation and classification plans, and the design and implementation of performance management programs. The Center’s goal is to support enhancements to the productivity and effectiveness of government. The Center carries out its work using a combination of University professional staff and seasoned associates. Services may be obtained through intergovernmental agreement. For more information, please visit our website: www.collinscenter.umb.edu or by contacting Stephen McGoldrick at (617) 287-4824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or at (508) 833-8508. Learn more at www.erickinsherfcpa.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more at www.VADARsystems.com. Locally owned & operated at 20 Main St., Suite G1, Acton, MA 01701.
Public Management Consultants
MMA Consulting Group Inc. provides consulting services to cities, towns and other public agencies. We specialize in public safety/emergency response (police, fire, EMS), human resources (classification, compensation, recruitment, assessment centers, oral panels, policies and practices), public works (management and rate studies), organizational design, interlocal cooperation, financial management, and special projects. For information, contact Mark Morse, President, MMA Consulting Group Inc., 1330 Beacon St., Suite 349, Brookline, MA 02446; (617) 232-2190; email@example.com.
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 www.k-plaw.com or contact Lauren Goldberg, Esq. at (617) 556-0007, or toll-free at (800) 548-3522, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.k-plaw.com or contact Lauren Goldberg, Esq., at (617) 556-0007, or toll-free at (800) 548-3522, or at email@example.com.
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 BLynch@CommunityParadigm.com; www.communityparadigm.com.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; (781) 572-6332; www.grouxwhiteconsulting.com.