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Community development consulting

Helping your community grow

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Move your community development efforts forward

Our team of former public servants understands your challenges and has the expertise to help you with your greatest challenges.

With a national perspective in all aspects of operating, growing, and maintaining community development organizations, we work collaboratively with clients to establish a clear vision, develop actionable strategies, and manage plan implementation. From comprehensive planning to digital transformation to fee studies, we can help you improve your operations to better serve your community.

Areas of expertise

Government operations consulting

Our experienced team is equipped with best practice knowledge of local government operations. We partner with you to thoroughly review and map current processes, identify areas for improvement, and create new processes that increase efficiency and align with your strategic objectives.

Organizational assessments
Our team helps you maximize your resources by analyzing current positions and identifying restructuring opportunities to align your organization with service demands.
Business process mapping
We objectively and holistically review your current business processes and work with you to identify the most impactful opportunities for improvement.
Staffing assessments
Our staffing experts look at your current staffing models and help you determine the appropriate staffing levels to meet department needs.
Change management
We guide you through change by using strategies that promote buy-in and consensus to positively impact adoption and acceptance of change.

Software consulting

Our consultants have deep expertise in guiding organizations through technology system selection, implementation, or project recovery. From permitting systems to work orders, and enterprise-wide software solutions, we help you select the best solution to address your unique challenges. 

System planning and assessments

We start with where you are today, reviewing and documenting the current state and identifying gaps that are limiting your business goals.
Requirements analysis and RFP development
Our team partners with you to develop and document needs in a detailed set of requirements and proven RFP format.
Software procurement and system selection
We provide the tools and insights you need to efficiently and effectively schedule and score proposals to aid in the decision-making process.
Software implementation oversight

Our project management team leads select implementation activities and acts as an advisor to the client-side project manager.
Full-time project management

We can step in as the implementation project manager, identifying risks and issues, monitoring project activities, providing recommendations to mitigate risks, and leading the coordination of vendor activities.

Economic development

Local and regional economies are impacted by external forces: demographic shifts, new technologies, real estate demands, and consumer behaviors. Economic development is not just about growing your economy – it’s about becoming resilient to disruptive change. We help you leverage your community’s strengths, so your economy thrives in all conditions.

Strategic planning
Incorporating the shared vision of the community, we devise action and implementation plans that target key opportunities and address threats to economic vitality.
Market analysis
Our team offers practical insights into the dynamics of your economy – population and workforce trends, business and industry composition, consumer demands – and helps develop solutions to overcome limitations.
Real estate analysis
We evaluate current and future conditions of the real estate market, gauging the pressures on commercial and residential construction, to create strategies that will meet the needs of the community.

Departmental strategic planning

Our team guides you through the process of defining your vision, developing a strategic plan, refining your organization for greater efficiencies, and implementing and managing change. 

Strategic planning
We help you through the entire process from stakeholder and community engagement, needs assessment and facilitation, strategic plan development, and plan implementation.
Organization development
We invest the time to hear your vision, goals, and preferences to help you develop your workforce, improve performance, and strengthen the health of your organization.

What to expect at BerryDunn

Focused on inspiring organizations to transform and innovate, BerryDunn’s Local Government Practice Group can help you solve your biggest challenges for your organization as a whole and in specific areas. Our team is comprised of broadly specialized consultants and former local government employees who exclusively serve local government clients.  

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