Consultant Connection

consultant connection logoWhen your agency needs the expertise of a consultant in organizational development, strategic planning, or many other areas do you know where to turn?

The CSDA Consultant Connection™ was developed to give our members access to a pool of experts who provide exclusive discounts and special benefits for a variety of services.

Some include:

  • Leadership/Board Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Planning/Facilitation
  • Succession Planning
  • Organizational Assessment
  • Public Outreach/Communications
  • Change Management

CSDA’s Consultant Connection™ is your source for these services and more. Simply complete the form to your right and CSDA staff will connect you with the consultant(s) you select so you can receive exclusive discounts and/or benefits as a CSDA member.

General Disclaimer: CSDA provides this service as a resource and member benefit only and does not formally endorse the participating consultants. Participating consultants are Business Affiliate members of CSDA that have elected to offer one or more exclusive benefits/services to CSDA members.

BHI Management Consulting

BHI Management Consulting logoBHI has worked with California special districts for over 20 years, providing consultancy on strategic plans, organizational health, board dynamics and training, and executive recruitment. Brent Ives, Principal, is a recognized trainer and author regarding board service.

CSDA Member Exclusive Offerings:

  • Free 15-minute initial consultation 
    (one per member, per year)
  • 10% discount on services
  • 10% off subscription to

Communication Advantage

CA imageCommunication Advantage and its principal, Marty Boyer, offer a full range of media-related communications services focused on public policy and local government’s needs, including media training, emergency communications, crisis management, messaging, and strategic communications planning.

CSDA Member Exclusive Offerings:

  • Free 15-minute consultation, once annually
  • 25% discount from regular hourly fee, up to 20 hours within one calendar year
  • Up to five free copies of Marty Boyer’s “Media Survival Pocketbook.” (Except for agreements to provide Media Training Workshops, in which case each participant receives a copy.)

Contractor Compliance and Monitoring, Inc.

Contractor Compliance and Monitoring, Inc. logoContractor Compliance and Monitoring, Inc. provides prevailing wage monitoring, auditing, and training to special districts and other agencies to assist in meeting labor compliance mandates relating to California and federal prevailing wage requirements.

CSDA Member Exclusive Offerings:

  • Free 15-minute consultation answering State or federal prevailing wage compliance questions (up to 3 per year/per agency)
  • Free subscription to monthly newsletter
  • Free 30-minute needs assessment consultation to determine the capacity of our firm to be of service
  • Free copy of Davis Bacon Handbook for Public Agencies

Hermocillo-Azevedo Strategic Communications LLC.

Hermocillo-Azevedo Strategic Communications LLC LogoOur firm specializes in issue management and crisis communications services. We help public agencies plan for and respond to reputational threats such as media investigations, litigation, audits, contentious public proceedings, and high-visibility personnel matters.

CSDA Member Exclusive Offerings:

  • Free 30-minute consultation to discuss a CSDA member’s communication challenge and determine whether member wishes to engage the services of HASC. One 30-minute consultation per CSDA member, per year.
  • Exclusive discount to CSDA members of 10% off HASC’s hourly billing rates or 10% discount applicable to a non-hourly fee arrangement (does not apply to contracts already in effect).

Kampa Community Solutions

Kampa Community Solutions logoKampa Community Solutions provides general management consulting services at an affordable cost, exclusively for special districts.

We contract as on-call, interim, or regular General Manager and/or advisors to districts to ensure delivery of the highest quality services.

CSDA Member Exclusive Offerings:

  • Free “Issue Management” consultation by phone or email to understand the district’s needs and concerns, identify the approach and services necessary. When contracted, 30% off the normal billing rate for the first 20 hours of management services. We offer expertise to handle any and all special district management, administrative, community, communication or service related issue using proven strategies and tactics developed and delivered by competent, experienced and certified Special District Administrators.
  • 50% off the first three months of contracted “Mobile District Manager” subscription services for small special districts that cannot afford or cannot seem to attract or retain a qualified manager. We provide a highly qualified, certified Special District Administrator available 24/7 to work with district staff and the board keeping districts solvent, providing efficient and high quality services and operating with full transparency and accountability. We offer management expertise in all types and sizes of special districts.
  • Free “Grant Seeker” consultation by phone or email to understand the district’s needs and identify appropriate grant opportunities, the approach and services necessary. When contracted, 20% off the normal billing rate for all grant locating and writing services provided by our staff, and management of all third party contracts if necessary for technical writing, at no added markup. We offer expertise to find the money for any and all special district projects and services.
  • Free “Performance Benchmarking” consultation by phone or email to understand the district’s services, current level of services provided and where the district would like to measure its service performance. When contracted, 30% off the normal billing rate for the first 20 hours of management services. In addition, hourly travel rates are billed at a 68% discount.

Nichols Consulting

Nichols Consulting logoWith over 24 years of experience in SB 90/State Mandated Cost Reimbursement, Nichols Consulting is the special district leader.

We are the Labor Relations/Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) Case reimbursement specialists.

CSDA Member Exclusive Offerings:

  • Free 30-minute consultation on state mandated cost reimbursement
  • 20% discount on state mandated cost claims preparation

Rauch Communication Consultants

Rauch Communication Consultants logo

Rauch Communication Consultants has served special districts for 40+ years.

Services include building community support through focused outreach programs; helping develop clients’ direction and action plans; and helping resolve difficult management problems.

CSDA Member Exclusive Offerings:

  • Free 15-minute initial consultation
    (one per member, per year)
  • 10% discount from consulting bid, plus first hour of consultation free upon acceptance of proposal.

Regional Government Services

Regional Government Services logoRegional Government Services provides consulting services and project management solutions exclusively to public agencies.

RGS has served over 200 California local government agencies in the areas of HR, strategic planning, communications, finance, and community outreach.

CSDA Member Exclusive Offerings:

  • One free human resources management consultation for a total of up to one hour by phone or video conference. (one per member, per year)


Connecting CSDA Members with consultants that offer exclusive benefits/services.