CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING

Neilson Strategies is a local government consultancy based in British Columbia, Canada. The firm works closely with senior managers, municipal councils and regional district boards on the development of policy and program strategies designed to address needs and challenges in a variety of local government service areas. Service reviews and local government restructure studies are key areas of practice.

SERVICE REVIEWS

We guide local governments choosing to collaborate with one another in addressing points that establish services that are both effective and resilient.

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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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CONSULTING
TEAMS

In many cases, Neilson Strategies works as the sole consultant assigned to projects. Where beneficial, however, the firm brings together specialists from other companies to address the specific needs of different projects. The firm has developed long-term working relationships with land use planners, economists, civil engineers, community engagement specialists, municipal lawyers and other professionals.

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We have had the pleasure of working with municipalities, regional districts, and other public service bodies throughout British Columbia. Our complete list of clients served includes jurisdictions of all sizes, from the City of Vancouver to the Village of Montrose. We have provided advice to two-thirds of the province’s regional districts, and have worked closely with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The logos below identify some of the governments and agencies with whom we have worked over the years. Our full client list is available for download.

Neilson Strategies works with local governments on solutions aimed at addressing their service, organizational, and policy challenges.

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