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SGR exists to help local governments be more successful by Recruiting, Assessing, and Developing Innovative, Collaborative, Authentic Leaders.

We specialize in executive recruitment, interim management, live training, online training, leadership development, assessments, consulting, and various other services geared to promote innovation in local governments.

SGR’s business model is truly unique. Although we're a private company, SGR operates like a local government association. Client agencies become members, not merely customers. Most of SGR’s principals are former local government officials, allowing SGR to bring a perspective and depth of local government expertise to every project that no other firm can match.

What Else Makes SGR Different?

  • SGR has over 300 local government clients in 41 states
  • SGR’s free, weekly 10 in 10 Update on Leadership and Innovation has over 77,000 subscribers in all 50 states.  Each week, CEO Ron Holifield reviews over 350 articles, stories, and videos through the lens of a city manager, choosing the top ten that local government leaders will find interesting and worth spending ten minutes to review.
  • SGR’s website receives more than over 23,000 visits, and 89,000+ page views each month.
  • is the second largest local government job board in the nation, with over 1,200 jobs postings, and visited by more than 24,000 local government job seekers each month.
  • SGR has formal strategic collaborations with the National Public Employers Labor Relations Association, the Maryland Municipal League, the Ohio City/County Management Association, the Missouri Municipal League and the Oklahoma Municipal League.
  • Ron Holifield is a much sought-after presenter, speaking at an average of 3-4 state or national local government association conferences each month.
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