“Because this was the first time we had ever taken on this kind of endeavor, like many, we experienced some "growing pains" as we learned more about what a strategic plan is and isn't. Managing Results patiently worked through all of these with us, and the results have been better than we could have ever expected.”
- Jennifer Teal, City Administrator, Gahanna, OH
“Weidner brought Managing for Results to Maricopa County and helped us to transform our government into a results oriented organization. We utilize Managing for Results principles to be transparent, to ensure accountability and to measure results for our citizenry. Weidner consultants are knowledgeable and professional. We have enjoyed our long-term relationship with this firm.”
- Sandi Wilson, Former Deputy County Manager, Maricopa County, AZ
“Marv and his team did an expert job of guiding Cannon Beach through its first strategic planning process. From the initial interviews to the final plan, Managing Results focused council and staff on the critical issues facing our community and developed a means to address them. As a small city with limited resources and high citizen expectations, strategic planning is the only way to successfully face both of these challenges. The Managing Results' methodology provided staff with clear direction to improve the delivery of services we offer now as well as a practical map to our ambitious future.”
- Brant Kucera, Former City Manager, Cannon Beach, OR
"In Arvada, we committed to becoming a data driven, results oriented, customer focused and responsive organization. As we looked for a firm to help us start this journey, we found Managing Results. Managing Results worked with our elected officials to develop a strategic plan tied to performance measures. The system that Managing Results helped us to establish continues to drive performance that has resulted in major accomplishments for our community, including the completion of important capital projects, neighborhood and citizen engagement and organizational improvements."
- Mark Deven, City Manager, Arvada, CO
"Many performance management systems are extremely difficult to implement in small organizations because they require fiscal and human resources that simply aren’t available. Managing Results has been excellent in its willingness to customize its approach to implementing MFR in a way that makes it possible to reap the benefits of this strategic, results oriented management system within the resource and organizational constraints of a small jurisdiction.”
- Matthew Birnie, County Manager, Gunnison County, CO
"After ten+ years of Managing for Results, the process of linking performance with budgets has become ingrained in the City of Austin’s culture. It’s the way we do business. Staff at all levels of the organization know that budget requests need to be backed by solid performance data."
- Ed Van Eenoo, Deputy CFO, Austin, TX
"We worked at performance measurement for many years, but it was more about collecting data than measuring results. Managing for Results, which we call “Leading for Results” helped us focus on the results our customer receive. Our focus on results has contributed to increases in citizen satisfaction as reflected in our annual citizen survey. Leading for Results is not just a project it is the way we do business."
-Jim Couch, City Manager, Oklahoma City, OK
“Performance Plus has given the city a way to tell its story to our residents and visitors. The program allows management and employees to have a clear view of the services that the city is offering, what those services cost, and the chance to improve on how we are delivering these services to the public. Performance Plus is an excellent tool that in the end benefits the city of Las Vegas by allowing us to more efficiently provide the highest levels of service.”
-Betsy Fretwell, City Manager, Las Vegas, NV
“Weidner’s Managing For Results methodology helps governments get clear and stay focused on the results that matter. We hired Weidner for the senior government experience they bring, and because of their commitment to build Metro’s own capacity to carry Results Matter forward."
- David Manning, Former Director of Finance, Metro Nashville, TN
"We have relied on the Weidner Team for more than nine years to focus on results for the customer in every aspect of our work. As a result of our work with the Weidner Team, we have changed every planning, monitoring and contracting process to focus on measuring results. The impact has been dramatic for our staff, but more importantly, for the customers that we are here to serve."
-Susan Lewis Kaylor, Former VP Performance and Management, Franklin County, OH ADAMH
"The US Marine Performance Measures Work Group developed an aggregate measure that links fiscal resources to readiness—a first for the USMC. We could not have found a better consultant for this time sensitive, critical task."
-Charles E. Cook, Former Director, Fiscal Division Headquarters, Marine Corps
“I was very pleased with the thoroughness of the report on housing prepared by the team at Weidner, Inc. They were able to cut through the various layers of complexity in the Vermont affordable housing delivery system and identify several areas where efficiency and effectiveness could be significantly improved. In a reasonably highly charged political environment it is critical as a policy maker to have this kind of unbiased, fact based assessment on which to make decisions. The Weidner team conducted its research, interviews report writing and follow-up in an extremely professional manner and arrived at conclusions that, on the facts, were unassailable.”
-Kevin Dorn, Former Secretary, Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development