Improving Municipal Governance

Don Head ShotDon SmeltzerMunicipal Management Consultant and Educator

Don Smeltzer is an experienced, knowledgeable, trusted and thoroughly professional management consultant. He understands the municipal public sector and is a strong, sensitive leader. His contribution to improved policy, management, education and professional development is widely recognized. He brings a wealth of experience to the discussion table and is available for conference and banquet speaking. 

Don specializes in providing management and policy support when municipalities are experiencing unexpected change and/or dysfunctional governance situations. His style of management is collaborative and collegial, encouraging excellence, trust and meaningful relationships among all stakeholders.

Value is always added.

Services include:

  • Interim Management
  • New Council Orientation
  • Role and Responsibility Clarification
  • Recruitment of Senior Staff
  • Mentorship and Relationship Healing
  • Operations Review
  • Job Description and Policy Development
  • Conflict Mediation

Motions Card 2016 Edition

Our 2016 edition “Motions: Table of Precedence” is now available. This reference card for municipal government encourages well run, effective meetings and promotes a better understanding of Parliamentary Procedure. Each laminated card (English -appox. 5″ X 9″) and (French – approx. 4.75″ X 11.50″) is $3:00 plus mailing. An invoice will be sent with your order. Obtain copies for each member of Council and committees.

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