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.
CGR’s versatility made them our go-to partner to help design a framework for an innovative new program. They took the time to understand our objectives, thoroughly researched peer programs in the marketplace, and made targeted recommendations on how to structure our approach.
CGR is an extremely professional organization and is very responsive to its clients.
Legislative Fiscal Analyst
Rockland County, New York
The Dyson Foundation has worked with CGR for more than 10 years on our Community Indicator project in addition to a variety of critical research projects. They are professional, highly experienced, and valued partners in our philanthropic work.
Dyson Foundation/Mid-Hudson Valley Community Indicator website.
The CGR team was great to work with. They were able to gather information from multiple municipalities in a way we would never have been able to do on our own. The Final Report we received will be instrumental in moving our project forward. We appreciate the effort that was put into our feasibility study and highly recommend their work for other similar projects.
Elizabeth T. Hansen
Deputy County Clerk
Broome County, New York
CGR was timely in doing a large project we wanted in a very short time frame. They worked with us cooperatively so the work was a combined effort, thus increasing our ability to use the work effectively with our members. The work CGR did was ground breaking in that an economic footprint model had not been previously used in education and will benefit school districts by helping justify support from taxpayers for education funding.
Deborah H. Cunningham, PhD
Special Advisor on Research and Educational Management
Association of School Business Officials of New York | ASBO New York
The County’s jail population has now settled into the 50s (down from the 90 or so we were housing during your study). The County is actually boarding-in now.
In hearing about these remarkable stats, it sure seems that not only were your programmatic recommendations effective, but you were spot-on in predicting that the jail population could actually shrink.
As so much of the good news about the County’s jail population relates to recommendations in your report, you and your team should feel very good about what you helped to accomplish. I know the process wasn’t always pleasant or easy, but it is clear in hindsight that the effort was worth it. Our community is reaping the benefits of your persistence on many levels. Kudos for providing such clear and effective advice to the County.
Joe Mareane, County Administrator, 2008-17
Tompkins County, New York
Joe Stefko and his team at CGR prepared a Shared Services Study at a time when cities and towns in Connecticut are facing cutbacks in State aid. The work they performed was timely and provides our municipalities with a menu going forward as to how to deal with these funding reductions.
James S. Butler, AICP
Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments
CGR’s feasibility study on mobile summer meals in the City of Rochester was presented to the Summer Meals Partnership of Rochester in late April, 2016 and the Partnership was so enthused by the findings that they immediately began planning a pilot mobile meals program for summer 2016. We moved from the study’s release on April 28th to implementation of the pilot on June 26th. The quick turnaround time is a testament to CGR’s data-rich and catalyzing study, as well as to the commitment, flexibility, and innovative thinking of our community partners.
Mairéad Hartmann, Program Officer
Rochester Area Community Foundation,
CGR conducted a fiscal and operational analysis that exceeded all previous studies and set a new standard for future studies.
Marc Pfeiffer, Deputy Director (Ret.),
Division of Local Government Services,
State of New Jersey Department of
On time, on budget, very professional. It's what every client hopes for. That's CGR.
Jack Benjamin, President,
Three Rivers Development Corporation