WORKING WITH
LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Neilson Strategies works closely with local governments across British Columbia to address a variety of service, organizational and policy challenges. Our work extends across five main areas of practice: Service Reviews, Local Government Resructure, Strategic Planning and Facilitation, Organizational Design and Policy Analysis.

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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LOCAL GOVERNMENT
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. In British Columbia, efforts to examine legal structures and boundaries are undertaken as Local Government Restructure Studies. Neilson Strategies has considerable experience working with local governments, citizen committees and the provincial government on such studies.

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. Client needs determine the focus of a specific assessment. Such needs may include a consideration of staffing levels, cost-recovery efforts, workplace efficiency, customer service, or other factors.


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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