Balancing Act was created by Engaged Public, a Colorado-based public policy consulting firm founded in 1998 and specializing in engagement-driven strategies and public policy leadership development. Engaged Public’s mission is to bridge people and policy through meaningful, productive dialogue and other innovative tools.
The Ferguson Group (TFG) is the largest federal representative of local governments in Washington, D.C. Since 1982, TFG has specialized in lobbying federal agencies and Congress on behalf of local governments across the country. TFG helps clients in over 25 states achieve federal policy objectives and navigate through the formidable challenges of maintaining and expanding infrastructure, improving community services, and meeting federal mandates.
For over 20 years, Questica has been working with cities to develop and deliver integrated, cloud-based budgeting, performance, transparency and citizen engagement solutions to better enable data-driven budget decision-making, while increasing data accuracy, saving time, and improving stakeholder trust and engagement. Go to Questica.com.
Since 1972, thousands of professionals in business, government, law and academia have relied on Thompson Information Services for the most authoritative, timely and practical guidance available. Throughout the years, these professionals have come to rely on Thompson for help complying with the ever-changing regulatory mandates facing their organizations in a variety of areas.
For nearly a decade, WizeHive has helped customers simplify and optimize the collection, review and management of applications and data. WizeHive's cloud-based solution, Zengine(TM), is a highly configurable platform that helps customers simplify the process for grants, scholarships, fellowships, accreditations, and many other business processes all in one platform. Go to Wizehive.com.
The Alliance for Innovation is inspiring innovation to advance communities. As the premier resource for emerging practices in local government, the Alliance is building cultures of innovation and connecting thought leaders in the profession with the help of our partners ICMA and ASU. We are accessible and valuable to all levels of local government.
The California City Management Foundation (CCMF) is committed to supporting and encouraging excellence in city management. CCMF is the premier advocacy and support organization for City Managers. Our mission is to promote and encourage excellence in City Management in all of California’s 480+ incorporated cities and towns.
The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) advances professional local government by fostering professional management to create better communities. ICMA identifies best practices to handle the needs of local governments serving communities globally. ICMA provides support, publications, and assistance and training to thousands of town, city, and county leaders and other professionals around the world.
The National Association of County Administrators (NACA) encourages professional development for county administrators and provides information and resources to its members to improve the management of county government.
The National Grants Management Association (NGMA) is recognized throughout the grants management industry as the membership association leader providing tools and resources for grants professionals to support and maintain high levels of grants management competency and to establish standards of excellence for grants managers.