Funkhouser & Associates is a boutique consulting firm founded on the idea that we can build better government by building trusted relationships and sharing ideas and solutions to empower the work of public servants.
Policy is aspirational
We work across sectors to help connect the dots between policy and process, between
population data and improved community outcomes, between technology and more human-centered government.
“The devil is in the details when it comes to ARPA and IIJA funding and using it impactfully. F&A is working with local government and private sector partners to help them identify ways to access funds and target them to the biggest challenges and priorities in their communities.”
“The roundtable offered practitioners in local government a well-organized and efficient exchange of ideas and a chance to compare notes on topics like sustainable development, labor shortages, and tackling the affordable housing shortage. Funkhouser’s insights into local government from his own experiences added a ‘no judgment’ zone for those of us wrestling with the political and practical constraints of service delivery in local government.”
“I jump at the chance to join Mayor Mark Funkhouser on any program focused on local communities. His long experience in local government means his observations and questions are full of practical and first-hand insights. Backed by a team that has been studying the best of local government for years, Mark is skilled at tapping the right speakers for any topic and building discussions that highlight best in class ideas. Their programs are fun, engaging for participants, and I leave as a better public servant as a result.”
“The [comprehensive plan engagement process] was like none other—it opened our eyes. And I can’t thank Funkhouser & Associates enough. They were very deliberate and patient. No matter how many meetings we scheduled, they came. And they provided us the facts and that blunt point of view that we really needed.”