Civic Consulting Alliance helps public sector leaders drive transformation.

In all corners of government, there are leaders with a vision and commitment to solve the region’s challenges. But having a vision is one thing. Executing that vision is another. Civic Consulting Alliance helps committed public sector leaders turn ambition into reality.

Our clients are City, County and State leaders who are committed and focused on transformation.

Public sector clients value Civic Consulting Alliance for many reasons.

  • We have unmatched access to private sector pro bono resources.
  • We have an in-house team of highly skilled, highly experienced consultants who have a keen eye for the issues that keep public sector leaders up at night.
  • We bring an “outsider's" perspective to initiatives, which is always impartial and non-partisan.
  • We are about results, not credit. When a project is complete, we step back and let our partners and clients celebrate the results.

Examples of Clients and Impact:

City Colleges of Chicago – Civic Consulting Alliance helped drive the largest transformation of a community college system in the nation, resulting in the doubling of graduation rates in just three years.

Cook County Health and Hospital System – Civic Consulting Alliance helped reduce the County tax subsidy by more than $75 million, while improving access to care.

Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau (Choose Chicago) – Civic Consulting Alliance helped increase the number of tourists who visit Chicago to 50 million.

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The Civic Consulting Alliance did a yeoman’s job in helping to set up our transition office, source talent, and really keep us on track. They’re an invaluable resource for our city.

Lori Lightfoot

Mayor, City of Chicago

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I greatly value the partnership between Civic Consulting Alliance and Cook County. Civic Consulting's expertise and ability to link the County with pro bono resources has allowed us to set an ambitious vision of transforming Cook County into the best-run county in the country.

Toni Preckwinkle

President, Cook County Board

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Civic Consulting Alliance knows how to cut through complex problems and relationships to get the work done. We are lucky to have them as partners in this work.

Cheryl Hyman

former Chancellor,
City Colleges of Chicago

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Civic Consulting Alliance has brought the altruism of the private sector to our health system at a pivotal time, with extraordinary commitment and purpose.

Ram Raju

former CEO,
Cook County Health and Hospital System

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Civic Consulting's efforts will help our office save millions of dollars for Chicago's taxpayers. Their hard work and dedication will pay dividends for decades to come.

Kurt Summers

former Treasurer, City of Chicago

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Our partnership with the team at Civic Consulting has delivered tremendous results.

Don Welsh

former CEO, Choose Chicago

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Civic Consulting Alliance is a great example of how the business community in Chicago works, not just by writing checks, but by rolling up their sleeves and using their talents to improve our city.

Rahm Emanuel

former Mayor, City of Chicago

Our clients
  • City
  • Mayor
    City of Chicago
  • CEO
    Chicago Public Schools
  • President
    Chicago Transit Authority
  • President and CEO
    Choose Chicago
  • Commissioner
    Chicago Public Library
  • Commissioner
    Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
  • Commissioner
    Department of Family and Support Services
  • General Superintendent and CEO
    Chicago Park District
  • Deputy Mayor
    City of Chicago
  • Board Chair
    Thrive Chicago
  • County
  • President
    Cook County
  • CEO
    Cook County Health and Hospitals System
  • Public Defender
    Cook County
  • CIO
    Cook County
  • CEO
    Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
  • State
  • Governor
    State of Illinois
  • Justice
    Illinois Supreme Court
  • Secretary
    Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Director
    Illinois Sentencing and Policy Advisory Council
  • Director
    Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity