2017 Haverford Award Winner Cincinnati, Ohio (July 17, 2017) – The Novak Consulting Group announced that they are recipients of the Haverford Award for the second year in a row. Emerging Local Government Leaders (#ELGL, @ELGL50) recognized 50 firms that provide products and services to local governments with Haverford Awards. http://elgl.org/2017/05/16/the-2017-haverford-choice-award-41-to-50/ This award “honors the best companies (private sector, non-profits or other) working with local governments.” In 2016, The Novak Consulting Group made ELGL’s inaugural list – coming in at 22. This year, the Cincinnati, Ohio based firm moved to #11 on the list! The Novak Consulting Group was founded by Julia Novak (@TNCGJulia) in 2009 with the intent of improving organizations for those they serve and those that work in them. They have worked with more than 200 jurisdictions nationwide and have three practice areas that support their mission. The Executive Search practice is led by Catherine Tuck Parrish (@TuckParrish) and has placed more than 100 top local government executives, with 40% of those placements being female and 22% minorities. There are currently several active recruitments you can peruse at http://thenovakconsultinggroup.com/jobs. Facilitation and Strategic Planning is a core service of TNCG. Julia Novak is a thought leader in the areas of governance and council-staff relations. She has worked with Dr. John Nalbandian, University of Kansas Professor Emeritus, to put together an outstanding resource for those interested in governance best practices: http://thenovakconsultinggroup.com/news/resource-for-governing-body-effectiveness. The largest practice area for TNCG is Organizational Assessment and Optimization, led by Michelle Ferguson. This practice area works with local governments who are looking to improve processes and services, determine where to invest resources, and learn how to save money. TNCG has the resources, experience, and expertise to review all the businesses and services that make local government work! TNCG is pleased to have several firms they work with in the top ten on the Haverford list, including the National Research Center (@Angelica_Online) and Bang the Table (@BangtheTable). TNCG appreciates ELGL for their all-star list and their clients for recognizing the value of the work they do as full-service general management consultants among a field of high-tech and specialty firms! Download the article here.