Consultant Connection

consultant connection logoWhen your agency needs the expertise of a consultant in organizational development, strategic planning, or many other areas do you know where to turn?

The CSDA Consultant Connection™ was developed to give our members access to a pool of experts who provide exclusive discounts and special benefits for a variety of services.

Some include:

  • Leadership/Board Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Planning/Facilitation
  • Succession Planning
  • Organizational Assessment
  • Public Outreach/Communications
  • Change Management

CSDA’s Consultant Connection™ is your source for these services and more. Simply complete the form to your right and CSDA staff will connect you with appropriate consultant(s) so you can receive exclusive discounts and/or benefits as a CSDA member.

General Disclaimer: CSDA provides this service as a resource and member benefit only and does not formally endorse the participating consultants. Participating consultants are Business Affiliate members of CSDA that have elected to offer one or more exclusive benefits/services to CSDA members.

Barber & Gonzales Consulting Group

We specialize in the development of organizational effectiveness, collaborative labor relations, and multi-party negotiations/decision making of all types. Specifically, these include conflict resolution/management, strategic thinking, collaborative negotiations training and facilitation, and facilitated needs assessment. 

CSDA Member Exclusive Offerings:

  • Free needs assessment consultation to determine the capacity of our firm to be of service and outline of conceptual approach to be taken.
  • 20% discount on daily rate for services rendered per agreed upon assessment and engagement design.

BHI Management Consulting

BHI Management Consulting logoBHI has worked with California special districts for over 20 years, providing consultancy on strategic plans, organizational health, board dynamics and training, and executive recruitment. Brent Ives, Principal, is a recognized trainer and author regarding board service.

CSDA Member Exclusive Offerings:

  • Free 15-minute initial consultation 
    (one per member, per year)
  • 10% discount on services
  • 10% off subscription to GoodBoardWork.com

Communication Advantage

CA imageCommunication Advantage and its principal, Marty Boyer, offer a full range of media-related communications services focused on public policy and local government’s needs, including media training, emergency communications, crisis management, messaging, and strategic communications planning.


CSDA Member Exclusive Offerings:

  • Free 15-minute consultation, once annually
  • 25% discount from regular hourly fee, up to 20 hours within one calendar year
  • Up to five free copies of Marty Boyer’s “Media Survival Pocketbook.” (Except for agreements to provide Media Training Workshops, in which case each participant receives a copy.)

Contractor Compliance and Monitoring, Inc.

Contractor Compliance and Monitoring, Inc. logoContractor Compliance and Monitoring, Inc. provides prevailing wage monitoring, auditing, and training to special districts and other agencies to assist in meeting labor compliance mandates relating to California and federal prevailing wage requirements.

CSDA Member Exclusive Offerings:

  • Free 15-minute consultation answering State or federal prevailing wage compliance questions (up to 3 per year/per agency)
  • Free subscription to monthly newsletter
  • Free 30-minute needs assessment consultation to determine the capacity of our firm to be of service
  • Free copy of Davis Bacon Handbook for Public Agencies

NBS

NBS

Since 1996, NBS has supported many special districts with a variety of revenue tools, including utility rate studies, user fee studies, cost allocation plans, and other financial analyses. In addition, NBS has developed hundreds of new special/benefit assessment, parcel tax and fee districts, and provides comprehensive ongoing administration services for millions of parcels in existing Special Financing Districts (SFDs).

CSDA Member Exclusive Offerings:

  • Free 30-minute revenue assessment and consultation to determine the capacity of our firm to be of service.
  • After consultation, we can provide a copy of a relevant NBS publication, either on Special Financing Districts, Community Facilities Districts, or Rates, Fees and Charges.

Nichols Consulting

Nichols Consulting logoWith over 24 years of experience in SB 90/State Mandated Cost Reimbursement, Nichols Consulting is the special district leader.

We are the Labor Relations/Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) Case reimbursement specialists.

CSDA Member Exclusive Offerings:

  • Free 30-minute consultation on state mandated cost reimbursement
  • 20% discount on state mandated cost claims preparation

Rauch Communication Consultants

Rauch Communication Consultants logo

Rauch Communication Consultants has served special districts for 40+ years.

Services include building community support through focused outreach programs; helping develop clients’ direction and action plans; and helping resolve difficult management problems.

CSDA Member Exclusive Offerings:

  • Free 15-minute initial consultation
    (one per member, per year)
  • 10% discount from consulting bid, plus first hour of consultation free upon acceptance of proposal.

Regional Government Services

Regional Government Services logoRegional Government Services provides consulting services and project management solutions exclusively to public agencies.

RGS has served over 200 California local government agencies in the areas of HR, strategic planning, communications, finance, and community outreach.

CSDA Member Exclusive Offerings:

  • One free human resources management consultation for a total of up to one hour by phone or video conference. (one per member, per year)
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