Interim Management Services – For Cities Who Cannot Afford To Take Any Time Off

Interim Management Services – For Cities Who Cannot Afford To Take Any Time Off

Management vacancies can be very stressful for even the most progressive unit of local government. The loss of a City Manager or Department Head can be a major setback to performance and policy advancement. WRB,LLC Management Services has designed a team based Interim Management Program which will transform a vacancy from a point of little activity to a unique opportunity for municipal operational growth and progress.   Bill Balling,...

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Barrington Gets Better Fire Rating After Agency Split

Barrington Gets Better Fire Rating After Agency Split

An imminent upgrade of Barrington’s fire insurance rating is being hailed by village officials as validation of their fire department’s realignment after the Jan. 1 split from the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District. Effective Aug. 1, the Insurance Services Office will upgrade the village’s public protection classification from a 4 to a 2 — putting it in the top 1.5 percent of all fire departments in the U.S., according to the...

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Is The Energy Crisis Over?

Is The Energy Crisis Over?

Have fracking and the new recoverable natural gas and crude oil deposits in the United States placed energy conservation investment on the “back burner” of municipal budget priorities and public policy initiatives? WRB,LLC continues to believe that efficient management of energy resources for public  buildings and infrastructure will continue to be environmentally responsible, politically acceptable, and economic, if managed...

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Is “Carrying your own water” always best?

Is “Carrying your own water” always best?

Long distance hikers and mountain climbers maintain a long held tradition of independence and self sufficiency by packing the supplies they need and always “carrying their own water” on their journeys. Public water delivery systems to be most effective and economical require collaboration, joint action initiatives, and equitable cost assignments to meet the expensive capital costs and long term stability and reliability objectives...

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OMG!! Cities To Embrace Social Networking!

OMG!! Cities To Embrace Social Networking!

Social networking is here to stay, yet productive use of this medium by City Councils and Village Boards to advance public engagement and policy decisions has been highly illusionary to date. WRB,LLC has developed methods to permit properly directed social messaging to drive your public to be engaged effectively, improve accountability and performance of municipal operations reflecting what are recognizable priorities from your citizens. Social...

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WRB,LLC Selected To Manage DU-COMM Second Facility Project

WRB,LLC Selected To Manage DU-COMM Second Facility Project

Public Safety Communications (DU-COMM) Second Facility Project At a special call Board of Directors meeting on December 18, 2013, the DU-COMM Board took an important next step in its second facility project by hiring a project manager. DU-COMM’s second facility plan was developed to provide DU-COMM with the redundancy and backup capabilities it requires, and will also address recent growth and expansion. The Board of Directors unanimously...

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