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SAVE THE DATE | May 22 Webinar
The Local Gov Playbook | Overcoming Skepticism and Fear to Optimize Public Safety Services
For elected officials, administrators and departmental decision-makers in local governments who are looking to optimize efficiency, this webinar addresses service optimization in public safety and public works. See related white paper.

CGR Names Brian Roulin as Director
Brian L. Roulin, CPA, CGMA has joined CGR as a Director. Roulin has extensive experience in local government management, budgeting and fiscal planning. Press Release

CGR to Review Alabama Community Development Agency
City of Birmingham, Alabama has engaged CGR to complete a strategic review of its Department of Community Development. Press Release

CGR and GovWorks partner with Empire Center on new report highlighting local government cost-saving options
The report outlines ways in which local governments can collaborate to provide services and save taxpayers money. Options include merger, shared services, or dissolution, with emphasis on a recent uptick in NY village dissolutions and the successful consolidation of two governments in Princeton, NJ.

CGR to Conduct Police Merger Study in Eastern PA
CGR has been engaged by the townships in Eastern Pennsylvania to study the financial and operating issues related to a potential merger of the West Goshen Police Department and Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department (WEGO). Press Release

Ramapo Engages CGR for Fire Services Analysis
Project will evaluate opportunities for improving effectiveness, efficiency of multiple fire districts while retaining current levels of service. Press Release

Dryden Selects CGR to Conduct Analysis of Police Services
Looking for ways to reduce its tax levy, the Village of Dryden turns to CGR to assess alternate police service arrangements that may involve restructuring, reduction or elimination. Press Release

Featured Projects

Knoxville TN Partnership Hires CGR to Create Online Profile
Plan East Tennessee, a partnership of 5 counties, 16 cities and 4 towns focused on driving future improvements in the Knoxville region, has hired CGR to develop an online community profile.

CGR Finds Most County Nursing Homes in NYS Are in Jeopardy
In state-wide study, CGR finds counties outside NYC cannot sustain operating their homes in the future as they have in the past.
Study Website
| Presentation to NYSAC Fall Conference

CGR Helps NE Ohio Coalition Build Capacity to Streamline Government
EfficientGovNetwork, a coalition of leaders in Northeast Ohio, is working with CGR on how to build its capacity to enhance efficiency in local governments across 16 counties.

CGR to Help Develop Plan to Dissolve Village Shared by 2 Towns
CGR will help Medina NY develop a village dissolution plan. Medina is split between the Towns of Ridgeway and Shelby.

CGR Advised Princeton NJ Task Force on Historic Merger
Prior to the 2013 merger of the borough and township of Princeton into one government – NJ’s first major municipal consolidation in 60 years – CGR assisted the task force that implemented the merger.

Spotlight on Staff

Meet Brian Roulin, CPA, CGMA, CGR's new Director of Public Finance

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CGR in the News

Empire Center, CGR report highlights local government cost-saving options

Chautauqua County prepares to sell nursing home, meets with union

RPD struggles with cost of overtime as it weighs reorganization

County-owned nursing home losing money, county leaders examine options

Medina looks to Seneca Falls for dissolution successes, challenges

CGR chosen for police shared services study in NJ

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