FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT
With a vast understanding of the complexities of the municipal environment and the various constraints we act under as administrators, Michael brings vision and process to often overwhelming tasks. He thrives in seeing projects through from preconception to conclusion and he accepts challenges with confidence in experience and a desire to assist in achieving the best possible outcome. Michael is, quite simply, a leader, a strategist and man who gets things done.
The one-size fits all regulatory structure that municipalities operate within can present barriers to achieving desired goals. Municipalities need consultants that can think outside of the box to find practical solutions that respect the rules. Working within the limits of a complex legislative framework, Michael’s common-sense approach help municipalities find innovative ways to deliver exceptional services.
I’ve always enjoyed working with Michael. His understanding of municipal governance and his solution-oriented approach are exactly what the sector needs to achieve results. Michael has decades of experience supporting municipalities and their clients. When you work with Michael, you are working with a professional who understands local government.
When I was a new CAO, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to develop a mentoring relationship with Michael. Michael’s breadth of municipal knowledge is impressive; he consistently demonstrated his expertise through our discussions on a wide array of municipal topics including municipal reorganization plans, council-staff relations, general management issues, policy development, and long-term capital planning. Michael has a real talent for quickly pinpointing the root of an issue to make an effective plan. Michael is always prompt, courteous and is a true pleasure to work with.
Michael has a wealth of municipal government knowledge & executive experience. This translates into exceptionally well informed recommendations aimed at improving processes, enhancing service delivery and cutting through red-tape. His approach is professional, tactful and engaging. It is always a pleasure working with Michael on challenging projects.