Millennia's projects with government have involved every aspect of our practice—large-scale visioning and planning, policy analysis, organizational development, strategy, training, project design, program evaluation—and every level of government, federal, state and local.

Our value to governmental clients resides in our ability to be flexible—conceptually, programmatically and time-wise. We can quickly design, test, and roll out new programs that might take months to do in-house. We can consult, convene and train various government constituent groups in an atmosphere of third-party informality. We can bridge gaps that are difficult for government administrators to bridge on their own—union/management, regulator/regulated, community activist/career civil servant.

On behalf of governmental clients, we have convened opposing constituent camps—real estate developers and environmentalists, for example—with highly productive results. Our participatory approaches to solving quality of work life and quality of service problems have won praise from top officials.

Read this client story for an example of our work in government:

Collaborative problem solving: Bringing management and labor together

Government clients we have worked with:

Federal Agencies

  • Congressional Management Foundation
  • U.S. House of Representatives Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Trade & Development Agency
  • White House Conference on Families & Children

Municipal and County Agencies

  • Chicago Department of Environment
  • Chicago Housing Authority
  • Chicago Park District
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • City of Aurora, IL
  • City of Maplewood, MN
  • City of Biwabik, MN
  • Dakota County, MN
  • East Range Service Alliance (Aurora, Biwabik, Hoyt Lakes, Town of White), MN
  • Lisle Library District, IL
  • Naperville Public Library, IL
  • Northbrook Public Library, IL
  • Village of Skokie, IL


State Agencies

State of Illinois

  • Department of Children & Family Services
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities
  • Human Resources Cabinet Planning Session

State of Minnesota

  • Attorney General's Office
  • Governor's Office
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Employment & Economic Development
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Housing Finance
  • Department of Management & Budget
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Volunteer Services
  • Office of the State Auditor
  • Pollution Control Agency
  • Public Employees Retirement Association
  • Department of Transportation
  • Workforce Development Centers
  • Department of Trade & Economic Development
  • Iron Range Resources Agency

State of Tennessee

  • Forest Resources Advisory Panel