CGR invites applications for a Research Associate to provide support on a range of projects including municipal government evaluations and assessments as well as applied research, program evaluation and other work for nonprofits and foundations. This position will support work across our practice areas of Government & Education, Nonprofits & Communities, Economics & Public Finance, and Health & Human Services. As such, this position provides a unique opportunity to gain exposure to a broad range of public policy issues at the local and regional level. REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN ON OCT. 15, 2022 AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED.
Among the most serious of personnel shortages that communities are grappling with is the shortage of emergency medical service (EMS) providers. CGR recently completed work in Tioga County in New York’s Southern Tier to identify steps that the County and local governments can take to address this critical issue.
Our local government team, led by Paul Bishop, MPA, NRP, conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the system, finding that 42% of certified EMS providers in the County (population of 48,759) have let their certification lapse or moved away in the last five years. The county is served by nine ambulance agencies as well as several first responding fire departments, responding to about 20 calls a day and transporting patients to several neighboring counties. In recent years, several ambulances have gone out of business or consolidated and others have added paid staff to make up for the lack of volunteers. Read More.
CGR refreshed our strategic framework in 2020-21 to explore ways to sharpen our focus and increase our impact. With the help of our consultant, Suzanne Piotrowski of Badfish Consulting, we talked with clients and community members to gain outside perspective and then worked with our board to deeply understand and define our values, purpose, and value proposition to clients and communities.
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Implementing a Landmark Municipal Consolidation | Princeton, NJ
CGR designed and facilitated implementation of the merger of Princeton township and borough, the largest consolidation in New Jersey in nearly a century. Through its second year, the new approach has saved taxpayers more than $2 million and yielded lower tax rates.
Highlighting Links Between Transportation and Poverty | Rochester, NY
Local transportation nonprofit in upstate New York wants rigorous analysis examining intersections between transit and poverty to help inform and drive advocacy for improved and more equitable transit options in their city and county.