By Martin Chaw Abstract: In 1992, Harvard Business School Professors Robert Kaplan and David Norton developed the Balanced Scorecard (BSC). Drs. Kaplan and Norton recognized the importance for high performing organizations to use a balanced view of an organization’s performance. The premise of the BSC was that intangible assets of an organization (processes [...]
FCS GROUP is attending the 2018 Washington Finance Officers Association (WFOA) conference in Vancouver, WA. Here is the booth set up for the four day event.
Is Your Utility Rate Study Talking to Your Asset Management Strategy? Asset management strategies serve to prioritize investments, optimize maintenance, and, more importantly, mitigate risk. Ultimately, asset management defines the level of investment required to effectively and sustainably operate your utility. These are also the very same elements that feed into and define your [...]
FCS GROUP is attending the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Spring Conference in Yakima, WA. Here is our booth set up for the big three day event.
FCS GROUP is excited to announce that former city manager and utility director, Bob Hammond, has joined the firm. Bob offers over thirty years of public service experience in a variety of technical and management disciplines, including overseeing engineering and operations of electric, water, wastewater, street and stormwater utilities. Bob also has experience related [...]
FCS GROUP Principals, John Ghilarducci and Angie Sanchez Virnoche, have been appointed to the roles of company President and Vice President, respectively. John joined the firm in 1991 and Angie in 2006. With 40 years of combined utility finance, rate development and fiscal policy analysis experience, John and Angie have been significant catalysts throughout [...]
FCS GROUP is excited to announce that we are now a proud business member of Clackamas County’s Leaders in Sustainability program. In 2018, FCS GROUP attained the highest possible certification level, gold, with over 50 sustainable actions. As a leader in sustainability in Clackamas County, we lead by example and help other companies put [...]
By Chris Gonzalez "Recognizing the predominantly fixed nature of a sewer utility’s annual operating and capital costs, most sewer rate structures include a base rate that applies to customers regardless of the amount of water that they use. Base rates can include a charge per account to recognize that some costs (e.g. utility billing) [...]
FCS GROUP is pleased to announce that Ben Hoffman, a GIS and asset management solution expert, has joined the firm to lead our Asset Management Practice. Ben has worked with spatial data for 20 plus years and has helped multiple agencies through the process of preparing for and implementing infrastructure asset management solutions. He [...]