Claire began her consulting career following five years of service with Dakota County, Minnesota, where most recently she held the position of assistant to the county manager. While with Dakota County, Claire coordinated the County’s legislative agenda, assisted in the development of the annual budget, and conducted financial impact analyses and process improvement efforts for a variety of County functions. Claire also coordinated the County’s transition to a new form of government in 2013.
As a consultant, Claire has worked on organizational and staffing analyses for communities around the country, such as the Town of Nantucket, Massachusetts, the City of Allentown, Pennsylvania, and the City of Bloomington, Indiana, as well as several utilities, including Fairfax Water, Virginia, Pinellas County Utilities, Florida, and the San Diego Public Utilities Department, California.
Claire has assisted in developing financial models to analyze revenue and expenditure trends, as well as conducted detailed staffing and workload analysis to determine optimal organizational structures. She has developed and analyzed an array of employee and community-based surveys. Claire has conducted several best practice and benchmarking research projects and has assisted in the creation of strategic planning and implementation deliverables.
As a student at the University of Chicago, Claire served as a policy intern with the National Association of Regional Councils, where she developed an educational program on the work of regional councils. She was also the associate editor for international development for the Chicago Policy Review.
Claire earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. She is a member of the International City/County Management Association and is a former ICMA Local Government Management Fellow.