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Municipal Consulting Service

Municipal Consulting Service

MCS assists CCM members, their school districts, and local public agencies with a full complement of essential services. 

Key Benefits

 Services provided include:

  • Grant writing and researching
  • Human resource management
  • RFP drafting
  • Project management
  • Operational reviews
  • Change implementation
  • Organizational studies
  • Strategic planning
  • Finance and budgeting
  • Purchasing
  • Facilities management
  • Temporary staffing

MCS services are provided by highly qualified consultants with a variety of experience working with and for local governments and school districts.

Meet our Consultants

Bob Meyers

Public and private sector operational evaluation and implementation consulting services for traditional and special circumstances for a wide variety of scenarios.


  • Interim Director of Public Works
  • AVP commercial, retail and operational banking
  • Masters in Finance, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Masters certification in Public Administration, UNH


  • Diversified background (public and private sectors) in business operations, policy, procedures, best practices and troubleshooting
  • Ability to drill down and offer creative solutions to complex issues and challenges
  • Evaluated City of Hartford’s Public Works Department - Final report nicknamed “The Myers Report” by NBC 30 and the Hartford Courant
  • Evaluated Town of Portsmouth RI’s Public Works Department offering best practice recommendations for higher efficiency, effectiveness, stakeholder satisfaction and budget adherences

Focus Areas:

  • Evaluation of single or multi-department operational programs, processes and procedures
  • Fill interim positions in wide variety of capacities and responsibilities
  • Problem solver with best practices implementation
  • Available for teaching, coaching, counseling and/or mentoring to individuals or groups on leadership and management

Nick Fischer

Professional educator working in public education for 47 years.


  • High school teacher
  • Elementary principal
  • Director of human resources
  • Associate superintendent for instruction
  • Associate commissioner for finance and accountability
  • School Superintendent
  • Masters and doctoral degrees, Harvard Graduate School of Education


  • Extensive experience throughout the US: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Florida, Iowa, Delaware, Virginia, Massachusetts and Connecticut
  • Experience at all educational levels, including school, district, state and national levels in urban and suburban schools as a teacher and administrator
  • Research Associate for the National Institute of Education

Focus Areas:

  • District and School Improvement (Improving Student Achievement)
  • State, District and School Finance
  • Bond Referendums
  • Parent and Community Involvement

Daniel Steward

Highly experienced municipal Chief Elected Official working with local governments on a variety of issues, including economic development, governmental efficiency, and budgeting.


  • 14 year municipal CEO
  • Chair SECOG
  • Communications manager
  • MA, UNH


  • Managed $94 million municipal budget
  • Oversaw multi-million dollar capital improvement plans
  • Adjusted for loss of $20 million revenue while maintaining full services to residents
  • Completed construction of four new schools (three elementary schools, one high school) and one renovated as new middle school

Focus Areas:

  • Municipal budgeting
  • Management
  • Communications
  • Organizational studies

Loretta Jay

Designed and implemented actionable, solution-focused approaches to improve operations and systems for communities for more than 25 years. A highly experienced, detail-oriented strategic planner, team builder and team player with advanced problem solving and analytical thinking, with proven success in grant writing and managing RFPs and projects.


  • Connecticut Department of Children & Families: 12 years working in direct service, managing & training staff, overseeing and supporting DCF-funded community programs
  • Serves on Fairfield’s school climate committee and its ethics commission
  • Has held leadership roles for numerous local, state and national organizations


  • Founded and lead national non-profit (B Stigma-Free), forging national strategy for social change and establishing broad coalition of national stakeholders
  • Strategic management, consulting and planning with US Food and Drug Administration
  • Principal investigator and project manager for FDA-funded gluten in medicine research project
  • Subject matter expert in mental health, children’s special needs, food restrictions & celiac disease, child abuse and neglect

Focus Areas: 

  • Research and needs assessments
  • Program and policy development
  • Evaluation and implementation plans
  • Stakeholder engagement and awareness building
  • Report writing and position paper development

Jasmine Alcantara

Experience during 20 years within integrated program and project management, acquisition and grant development, organizational analysis, and change management services.


  • Conducted multiple internationally-based presentations on project, quality and earned value management
  • Holds several active security clearances as well as certifications and licenses in project management, change management, Agile, and real estate


  • Developed and implemented strategic and operational solutions for the Federal Government (Department of Homeland Security), healthcare provider organizations, large payer groups (UnitedHealth Group, Cigna, Aetna) as well as financial services (ING) and pharmaceuticals (Pfizer)
  • Winner of the 2010 DHS Science and Technology Under Secretary’s Award for Contractor’s Support

Five Focus Areas:

  • Program and Project Management
  • Strategic Planning and Communications
  • Grant Acquisition and Grant Planning, Development and Execution
  • Quality, Change, and Transition Management
  • Organizational and Process Improvement and Performance Measurement

Contact Information

Beth Scanlon
Member Engagement and Programs Manager
Phone: 203-946-3782