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.
Paul Bishop manages projects involving a wide range of issues related to public safety, local government efficiency, and community well-being. His public safety experience encompasses providing emergency medical services (EMS) more efficiently; projecting the impact on existing police, fire, and emergency services of potential development; and identifying options to restructure public safety programs while maintaining high quality service.
His experience with other government management issues is diverse, including evaluating service sharing options and internal efficiencies for municipalities in New Jersey, Ohio and New York. He also has facilitated discussions between municipalities on sharing public works equipment across a county, and assessed the impact on a community of dissolving a local government and merging all operations in the surrounding town.
In addition, Mr. Bishop is a key contributor to CGR’s work for clients in areas involving economic, educational or health service challenges, and is particularly skilled at research and analysis on indicators of community performance in these areas.
Prior to joining CGR as a Senior Associate in 2012, Mr. Bishop managed EMS education at the Public Safety Training Center at Monroe Community College for 10 years. His work at the Rochester, New York college focused on all aspects of education for EMS including initial certification for emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and leadership development.
His expertise included program assessment, strategic planning and accreditation. While at the college he had extensive involvement and leadership roles with regional and state EMS organizations. In addition, he collaborated with many members of law enforcement and the fire service. He was often called upon to instruct for their disciplines, including on topics related to organizational leadership, personal development, and medical care. Currently he is an adjunct faculty member at the college, and a practicing paramedic for an EMS organization in the Rochester area.
Mr. Bishop earned his masters of public administration at the State University of New York at Brockport, and his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Rochester.