Civic Strategies was founded in 1998 and has become one of the country's best known community consulting companies. Partly, our reputation has spread because we've been so eclectic in our work. While most community consultants specialize in a single subject like economic development or a single discipline like urban planning, we've felt that community issues were too intertwined to be approached narrowly.
And partly our reputation has been built on our approach: a deep respect for the roles of citizens and leaders and how both are needed to move communities foward. (For more about our approach, please click here.)
Finally, we've become known as more than just consultants. We're also writers and teachers about communities, leadership, and decison making. (To view some of our articles, please click here.)
As a result, we've worked on a broad array of issues, from economic development to the environment, public transit to neighborhood development. We've looked at millennials and their impact on metro areas. We've helped civic organizations set their long-term strategic direction. We've helped statewide organizations build stronger leadership at the local level. And we've worked in communities of all sizes around the country.
Some of our most notable contributions have come from designing and managing year-long community visioning initatives and creating fair processes for evaluating candidates for local elected office. But we've also designed and facilitated large-scale community leadership summits and annual planning retreats, and managed important community task forces. Contact us to find out how we can help your organization and your community.
". . . I have long ago learned that the most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong questions."
"It is hardly possible to overrate the value . . . of placing human beings in contact with persons dissimilar to themselves, and with modes of thought and action unlike those with which they are familiar. . . . Such communication has always been and is, peculiarly in the present age, one of the primary sources of progress. "
John Stuart Mills
Philosopher and member of the British Parliament
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