Our Culture

Civic Consulting Alliance is built on a culture of excellence, collaboration and action. We are united by a passion to make a difference. We work hard. We have fun. We support each other.

Our Values

Our values correspond to internal working norms, defined below. To see our external values, visit our Mission and Values page.

Collaboration: At CCA, collaboration means we value our diverse professional talent. We treat each other with respect and appreciate the uniqueness of each individual. We work to listen and understand our colleagues’ perspective to embrace different identities and experiences.

Impact: At CCA, impact means we harness diversity of thought. We ask each other critical questions and provide suggestions to advance our thinking and maximize impact. We proactively reach out to our colleagues and external stakeholders to benefit from broad perspectives.

Leadership: At CCA, leadership means we empower initiative taking. Everyone is supported and responsible to make CCA the place he or she wants it to be. We all contribute to the success of our Firm and our colleagues.

Sound Judgement: At CCA, sound judgement means we use impact as our measure to achieve balance. We prioritize and actively manage our collective and individual work loads through a lens of impact, both to drive positive change for the region and to efficiently manage our internal operations.

Excellence: At CCA, excellence means we accelerate our development. We take on stretch roles and actively provide feedback and coaching to support each other through them. We encourage risk taking that drives innovation for our Firm and personal growth.

Collaborative Teams

This team-centric approach is essential to driving change with our clients. Every person on the team has a critical role to play. Every team member contributes to the success of our company, our clients and our region. Whether you have a new undergraduate degree or are a seasoned professional, your voice, ideas and experience are always valued.

An important aspect of our team is that, as a small organization, we have the opportunity to shape our own culture. If you want to do an activity with the team, such as organize a happy hour or a movie in the park night, you can. It really brings energy to the office.

Eric Patton


Principal, Civic Consulting Alliance


Professional Development

Civic Consulting Alliance offers an unparalleled opportunity for professional development in a supportive environment. At Civic Consulting Alliance, you will be exposed to the science of thinking analytically and the art of thinking creatively. We offer ongoing professional development for staff at all levels, and junior staff participate in a structured mentorship and training program focused on core consulting, analytical, and project management skills.

Staff are continually challenged to take on more responsibility, both in client work and in internal initiatives. As you continue to develop, your portfolio of responsibility expands. As team members continue to grow professionally, Civic Consulting Alliance provides a clear path for promotion and leadership development.

Diversity and Inclusion

Excellence at Civic Consulting Alliance is enhanced through inclusion, which encourages each person to bring themselves fully to their work and a diversity of perspectives, which enriches and strengthens our efforts. We find that the best solutions to complex problems often come from a different perspective or a fresh point of view.

We believe that the impact we make in our region is enhanced by the range of points of view our team members offer. That's why we want people from diverse backgrounds on our teams. We strive to recruit people with exceptional talent and ability and to celebrate their differences. We're committed to making Civic Consulting Alliance a place where everyone has the potential to succeed.

Work-Life Flexibility

A role at Civic Consulting Alliance offers the professional development and exciting projects of a strategic management consulting firm. Since our clients are all local, we can offer these opportunities without the wear and tear of a heavy travel schedule. This means more time for family and activities outside of work.

My co-workers are some of the most passionate, driven, and bright people in the city. They make coming into the office everyday enjoyable and engaging.

Haley Sonenthal


Associate, Civic Consulting Alliance