With extensive local government knowledge and experience, we provide exceptional service that is tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients.

Strategic Plans

providing engaging processes and effective, practical and achievable strategic plans that reflect the needs and aspirations of the client.

Organizational Evaluation

facilitating practical self-assessments for local government organizations that focus on capacity, performance and risk management.

Elected Official-Staff Relationship Development

supporting effective and respectful relationships with elected bodies and their CAO/staff through evaluations, workshops, coaching and intermediary services.

Board & Council Orientation/Development

providing candid and engaging workshops to assist elected bodies and elected officials in navigating the challenges and complexities of local governance.

CAO Mentoring

supporting individual CAOs in balancing the challenging role of leading an organization and serving an elected body.

Facilitation/Issue Management

facilitating internal and external meetings and engagement processes in relation to emerging, sensitive or controversial issues.

Our Clients


"Cumberland Village Council had Mr. Carruthers facilitate the Village’s annual Strategic Plan review. Mr. Carruthers support of Council and Staff throughout the process was both professional and inspiring. Mr. Carruthers provided sessions that were collaborative and engaging. During this review the Village was experiencing many unknowns as the COVID-19 world-wide pandemic was underway, the completed updated plan has resulted in clear objectives with realistic timelines, while also being flexible and adaptable. The Village was extremely pleased with the support Mr. Carruthers provided."
Mayor Leslie Baird
Village of Cumberland