New Hampshire cities and towns spend close to $3 billion spent annually on local government and schools (38% or just over $1 billion is spent on funding our 234 local governments, and 62% is spent on schools). Municipalities and schools will continue to face financial challenges and tradeoffs. This will require that communities make even smarter use of tax dollars to achieve and sustain the type of future they want. 

By understanding and implementing a strategic governance approach that guides the annual planning and budgeting process, government and school officials can ensure they are providing quality services to meet the short- and longer-term needs of residents while moderating spending -- thereby providing the strongest value for everyone. 

The Center for Strategic Governance, LLC. is a public-service focused company whose priority is to advance the public good. Our mission is to share as broadly as possible proven approaches to both strategic thinking and operational governance that can: 

  • Enable communities to frame a vision for the future of their communities;
  • Foster sound analysis of opportunities and challenges that need to be addressed;
  • Set clear resident-centered outcomes that foster a desired quality of life;
  • Identify strategic initiatives and related investments needed to attain those outcomes;
  • Empower excellence in services and education while using tax dollars efficiently;
  • Promote ongoing clarity of purpose and citizen support.

We offer consulting, coaching, educational programs, and resource materials for communities looking to adopt and adapt strategic governance to envision and achieve their desired future. 

The Center for Strategic Governance, LLC

10 Old Mont Vernon Rd. Amherst nh 03031

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