Services

Working closely with local governments across British Columbia to address a variety of service, organizational and policy challenges.

SERVICE REVIEWS

Neilson Strategies helps local governments collaborate in establishing services that are both effective and resilient. The firm is also called upon to conduct service reviews aimed at restructuring shared services to meet changing conditions.

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LOCAL GOVERNMENTS RESTRUCTURE

In response to changing local service needs, questions about governance, changes in local demographics, economic shifts, and other factors, a local government may wish to reconsider its existing legal structure or geographic boundary.

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STRATEGIC PLANNING & FACILITATION

Neilson Strategies regularly facilitates strategic planning sessions for municipal councils, regional district boards, and other public bodies involved in the provision of local services.

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ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN

Neilson Strategies works with senior managers to critically assess organizational structures, regulatory and non-regulatory processes, and specific functions or areas of organizational activity.

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POLICY ANALYSIS

Issues arise regularly in all areas of local government service and policy. Neilson Strategies works with local decision-makers to assess and understand the issues, identify and evaluate optional courses of action, and present recommendations.

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Projects in Profile

Some of the projects that Neilson Strategies is hired to conduct are confidential in nature.
REGIONAL DISTRICT CENTRAL OKANAGAN

DOG CONTROL SERVICE REVIEW

In 2012, Neilson Strategies was retained by the Regional District Central Okanagan (RDCO) to review the regional Dog Control Service.
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CITY OF WEST KELOWNA

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES REVIEW

Significant growth in the number and complexity of development applications in recent years has placed considerable pressure on the City of West Kelowna in its capacity both as regulator, and facilitator, of development.
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About Neilson
Strategies

Neilson Strategies is headed by Allan Neilson, an advisor with 25 years’ experience in British Columbia’s local government system, both as a consultant and a senior manager.

The company was incorporated in 2002 as Neilson-Welch Consulting Inc. The firm works exclusively with municipalities, regional districts and public bodies involved in the provision of local services.