Claire Pritchard, Associate Consultant Claire Pritchard, Associate Consultant Education Master of Public Policy, University of Chicago Bachelor of Art, University of Chicago Industry Tenure: 7 years Consulting: 2 years Local Government: 5 years Claire joined The Novak Consulting Group in 2018 following five years of service with Dakota County, Minnesota, where most recently she held the position of Assistant to the County Manager. While with Dakota County, Claire coordinated the County’s legislative agenda, assisted in the development of the annual budget, and conducted financial impact analyses and process improvement efforts for a variety of County functions. Claire also coordinated the County’s transition to a new form of government in 2013. As a student at the University of Chicago, Claire served as a policy intern with the National Association of Regional Councils, where she developed an educational program on the work of regional councils. She was also the associate editor for international development for the Chicago Policy Review. Claire earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. She is a member of the International City/County Management Association and is a former ICMA Local Government Management Fellow.