Founded in 1915, CGR has been delivering expert support to the public, nonprofit and private sectors for a century. Originally, we were incorporated as the Rochester (NY) Bureau of Municipal Research, and were established by founder George Eastman with a mandate to “get things done for the community” we call home. Although our passion for delivering promising solutions has never changed, both the geographic area and clients we serve have broadened dramatically. Today we have a national reach and can be found working with a diverse range of agencies, organizations and communities.
In an arena served almost exclusively by for-profit consultancies, CGR stands apart. Since our founding, we have operated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, a status that insulates us from political bias and holds us accountable to our clients’ true shareholders – the communities they serve – positioning them as more desirable places to live and work.
Just like our clients, we’re in the business of making a difference.
Dr. Donald Pryor is a former CGR director who led the health and human services practice area at CGR for over 30 years. In 2021, Dr. Pryor transitioned to a strategic partner role.
Dr. Pryor’s areas of expertise include public safety, criminal justice, human services, nursing home governance and operations, and government management. His analysis of dozens of local governments and operations across a wide variety of service areas led to improved services and millions of dollars in direct savings to taxpayers. Dr. Pryor led the establishment of community indicators and human service analysis at CGR and pioneered the integration of secondary data, stakeholder input into practical, actionable recommendations for governments and other clients.