About Us Center for Management Strategies CMS 73c3e072-cf27-4e85-94ca-2617aadedae7 Local Government Managers CMS Partners OUR PARTNERSHIPS -- Collaboration is the core concept behind the Center for Management Strategies. From our enhanced research work with the Alliance For Innovation and Arizona State University to our collaboration with leading practice service providers, the Center's partners can deliver the education and technical assistance you need to implement innovative strategies and produce the performance results you seek. Alliance For Innovation Arizona State University Cheryl Hilvert Cheryl Hilvert serves as the director for the Center for Management Strategies. A retired local government manager with over 31 years of service in the state of Ohio, Hilvert most recently was city manager for Montgomery, where she served for over 14 years. Other municipal experience includes work as city manager and assistant city manager for Fairfield, Ohio; economic development director for the city of Forest Park, Ohio; and assistant to the city manager for Wyoming, Ohio. Hilvert has a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in public administration from Eastern Kentucky University. She is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia and the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. Chair of the Senior Executive Institute Advisory Board, Hilvert also serves as a board member for the Alliance for Innovation. She also has served as an ICMA Midwest Regional Vice President; president of the Ohio City/County Management Association; and president of the Greater Cincinnati Area Local Government Management Association. An ICMA Credentialed Manager, Hilvert has been inducted into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni for Eastern Kentucky University and was named a Woman of Achievement by the YWCA. She was named 2010 Public Administrator of the Year by the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of ASPA; and, along with her colleagues at the city of Montgomery, was the recipient of the 2011 ICMA Program Excellence Award for Strategic Leadership and Governance. 360185f7-5be2-4fdc-a7fd-b756983d9b5d To help local government managers identify and implement leading practices that can address organizational efficiency and effectiveness. 419c4bb5-4785-42d9-a5e1-b4c22af8e173 Research & Techniques Deliver research and techniques through educational programming and technical assistance that help local governments deliver products and services 947aaaf9-cbad-46c6-86e7-663586807775 Local Governments The Center delivers the latest research and validated techniques through quality educational programming and expert technical assistance that help local governments deliver high-quality products and services that are valued by their stakeholders. High-Performance Strategies Offer leading practice education, training, and technical assistance in High-Performance Organization Strategies 5a2a76ce-0191-4e1a-a929-42f61aaf9ac0 1 921883e2-dc83-44d7-be06-c20724b97f4c Budgeting Offer leading practice education, training, and technical assistance in Priority-Based Budgeting da94c03b-7c0a-482e-ade9-10432c5d1e7b 2 2aaba53a-b84e-4c99-a94b-7da63cf3af31 Civic Engagement Offer leading practice education, training, and technical assistance in Civic Engagement a008c7a7-fb8d-40db-b15f-8f3583754f4d 3 d27d41a6-24a1-49ec-a8da-f42e8f14e603 Data-Driven Communities Offer leading practice education, training, and technical assistance in Data-Driven Communities. 9c830772-81c6-4dea-b0b6-9b83e4383373 4 57493982-0301-429b-be83-cd96bef25591 Service Delivery Deliver products and services in the leading practice area of collaborative service delivery. 8fcc2220-814b-4d4b-84c1-a4a0145ba1af 5 The Center will soon be delivering products and services in the leading practice area of collaborative service delivery, capitalizing on partnerships with organizations and service providers that are leaders in this area. 8b2a8747-d9a4-4ecc-a64c-ca16ccd10683 2013-10-22 http://icma.org/en/results/management_strategies/about/our_work Owen Ambur Owen.Ambur@verizon.net Submit error.