Improving Municipal Governance

Don Smeltzer - Educator, Management Consultant and Author

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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