In addition to an administrative review, the Meyner Center can also perform a financial analysis of the municipality.  This study could include an analysis of all operations, or be limited to the following:

  • roles of staff in financial operations
  • handling of cash, including a review of the system of checks and balances
  • accounting and record keeping
  • the budgetary process and annual audits
  • identification of capital needs
  • building and zoning fee structure
  • investment strategy and cash flow analysis

Projects have included:

Upper Saucon (2022): The Center completed a Salary Survey of Administration and Department Heads for Lehigh Valley municipalities.

Franconia Township Public Works Department (2021):  The Center prepared an organizational assessment for Franconia Township.

Newtown (2021):  The Center completed an Administrative Analysis for Newtown Borough.

Tobyhanna (2020): The Center completed an administrative review and financial analysis for Tobyhanna Township.

East Bradford (2020): The Center completed a financial analysis for East Bradford Township.

Conshohocken (2020): The Center completed an administrative review for Conshohocken Borough.

Montgomery Sewer Authority (2020): The Center completed a salary survey for the Montgomery Township Sewer Authority.

Lehigh Valley Municipalities (2015-2019):  The Center performed annual salary surveys for Lehigh Valley Municipalities.

Upper Saucon Township (2019): The Center completed a salary survey of municipal managers for Upper Saucon Township.

Upper Saucon Township (2016): The Center prepared a salary and benefits survey of municipalities in the Lehigh Valley for Upper Saucon Township.

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Department (2015): The Center prepared an organizational assessment.

Montgomery Township Sewer Authority (2015): The Center prepared an organizational assessment.

Pocopson Township (2015): The Center prepared an administrative review.

Lower Perkiomen Valley Sewer Authority (2014): The Center prepared an administrative review.

South Whitehall Township (2014): In March, the Center developed a Fire Department Capital Improvement Plan for South Whitehall Township.

Bethlehem Township/Fire Company Study (2014): The Center facilitated meetings and provided a study for the Bethlehem Township fire companies.

Bucks County Salary Surveys (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010): The Center completed annual salary-and-benefit surveys of all municipalities in Bucks County so as to help those municipalities establish competitive salary levels for officials such as police chiefs, fire chiefs, and department heads.

Lehigh County Police-Officer Salary/Benefits Survey (2013): In March-May, the Center conducted a survey of municipal police salary and benefit levels to assist county municipalities in setting new levels. The work was assisted by Connor D. Drigotas ’13.

Williams Township (2011): From May through August, the Center conducted an administrative study and financial analysis of Williams Township’s operations.

Forks Township (2009):  The Center completed a salary survey for Forks Township.

Associate Director Nicole Beckett has 21 years of experience in municipal management in northeast Pennsylvania, including 12 years as the Borough Manager in Lehighton, where she managed a full-service municipality with a total budget of $20 million. Her experience in municipal government provides her with an excellent background to assist municipalities in managerial recruitment, administrative studies, financial analysis, and preparation of strategic plans.  She understands the culture of municipal government and the importance of the services provided by efficient and productive management personnel who work closely with the elected board.