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Mark’s life work has been to improve communities through authentic relationships that build effective local government. After spending decades working as a public sector servant, he’s built a team of like-minded problem solvers to help him extend his work into the private sector.
Focused on work that builds faith in local government, Mark Funkhouser and the Funkhouser & Associates team broker solutions that foster public/private access and collaboration, while prioritizing equity and results for citizens.
Tired of tackling problems on your own? We’re here to help.
Building a more resilient community doesn’t happen overnight
But it doesn’t have to take forever. With decades of experience as a big-city mayor, appointed official, and policy expert, Mark Funkhouser’s signature candid, renegade style has made him a trusted confidante among his local government peers.
Strengthening City Foundations
Action through Empathy
Auditing for Equity
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“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.”
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