Who is a member?
Our members are the local governments of Massachusetts and their elected and appointed leadership.
With over 100 years of service, Safety Council of Western New England offers onsite inspections, OSHA compliance training, advanced safety courses and professional development programs. SCWNE also offers First Aid, CPR and AED courses as well. You can view the programs and course dates we offer at www.scwne.org. All of our courses can be conducted onsite for groups of people. We can help you prevent injuries, save lives, avoid OSHA violations and reduce incident costs in your organization! For more information on our courses and services, visit www.scwne.org.
Municipal Accounting Services
Melanson is one of the largest non-national Certified Public Accounting firms in New England and has been a leader in the accounting and auditing profession for over 42 years. Our Governmental Services Department includes eight principals and 65 professionals who work exclusively on governmental services. Among them are our outsourcing professionals, who are here for you and have the experience and knowledge to help solve your internal accounting challenges. We provide both long- and short-term services as well as flexible access, either remotely or on-site without adding to your long-term employee benefit costs. Contact us today! firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, www.theexecutivesuite.com.
GIS Consulting Services
As a local government, does your community expect more from you? Geospatial technology is a great tool to use to meet these expectations and build trust. Spatial Relationships is a GIS Consulting Firm in Boston that specializes in on-demand personalized GIS services for local government. Need extra GIS support for an important project but don’t want to deal with the overhead of a large firm? Don’t have GIS staff but have a have a one-time need? Indispensable GIS staff going out on leave? We’re here to help. To learn more about us, please visit www.spatial-relationships.com.
OPEB Funding via Tax Title Sale
Tallage, a real estate investment company in Boston, assists cities and towns at no charge to 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; 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 the tax title sale process that 45-plus municipalities across the state have recently experienced, and how the tool can be used in conjunction with an OPEB or other 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. Learn more at www.VADARsystems.com. 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 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.