City of Missouri City, Texas

Missouri City Strategic Alignment

Like many communities, Missouri City has invested significant time, energy, effort and money developing various plans: a Comprehensive Plan, Capital Improvement Plan, Economic Development Plan, etc. In an effort to clearly align the goals and desired outcomes of these various plans, Missouri City called upon the JDGray Group to facilitate a full Strategy Alignment and Strategic Plan Update.

Argyle EDC

Argyle Economic Development

As part of our continuing support for the Argyle Economic Development Corporation, we were pleased to assist the Town in attracting Integrity Performance Sports, a serious community sports facility. Our services included advising the Town on potential incentives and impacts of the project.

City of Hutto, Texas

Hutto City Council Annual Workshop

Thanks to the City of Hutto for having us back again for their annual City Council Workshop. We spent two days offsite covering budget updates, long-term planning issues, and a variety of strategic initiatives.

Town of Argyle, Texas

Current State Assessment

I'm sure that you have heard the phrase that if you don't know your destination, any road will take you there. That's good wisdom, but the same applies to the beginning of the journey. If you are not sure of where you are at, how could you hope to know the path to get where you want to be? Having a clear understanding of your current financial and operational situation is a crucial first step in charting a path forward. The Town of Argyle, Texas and their Economic Development Corporation wanted that clear understanding. We started them off with a Current State Assessment that identified 21 different metrics that matter, and then compared those metrics to six other similarly situated communities.

City of Hutto, Texas

Strategic Plan & Execution Guide

The City of Hutto was operating from three separate documents to guide their strategy. Through facilitation of Council Workshops and one-on-one meetings with their executive staff, we developed a single Strategic Plan & Execution Guide aligning, combining, and assigning nearly 200 different goals and objectives. The process ended up with 5 distinct Strategic Focus Areas, 10 well-defined Strategic Objectives, and 144 measurable goals that will continue to move Hutto towards its vision.

NTMWD Member Cities Dispute Resolution


NTMWD Member Cities Dispute Resolution

Multiple rate cases were filed among the member communities of the North Texas Municipal Water District regarding the fairness, equity, and sustainability of the agreed-upon rate structure. Seeking a mutual agreement rather than administrative adjudication, the member cities turned to the JDGray Group to help navigate and analyze over two dozen alternatives.

City of Richardson, Texas

Richardson Servant Leadership Workshop

The City of Richardson, Texas has a long history of servant leadership. We have been invited to take part in the City's executive leadership program and to deliver a module on Servant Leadership for their 2020 class. We love to partner with communities on this significant topic, if you are interested in learning more, please don't hesitate to contact us.

City of Pflugerville, Texas

Pflugerville Lean Coffee

The City of Pflugerville selected the JDGray Group for a half-day Council Strategy Workshop using the Lean Coffee facilitation method. We used a very short timeframe to cover a lot of ground, providing the City Staff with serious discussion of a few key projects focused directly by the Council Members. If you have to cover a lot of ground in a short period of time and want the topics to be generated and focused directly by your elected officials, we'd love to help.

City of Bismarck, North Dakota

Strategic Plan Update

We are helping the City of Bismarck update its Strategic Plan with a process focused on Citizen Engagement and Strategic Excellence.

City of Pilot Point, Texas

Vision & Guiding Principles Facilitation

The City of Pilot Point Texas selected the JDGray Group LLC to facilitate a revision of its vision statement and guiding principles. We are excited to work with Pilot Point, a city on the northern edge of growth in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. Working with the community to distill a vision statement and guiding principles will help Pilot Point formulate a full strategy for advancing towards that vision in the future.

City of Frisco, Texas

Fields Mixed-Use Development

Facing the largest and most complex zoning and development case in its history, the City of Frisco selected JDGray Group to lead the development negotiations on a 2,159 acre parcel located on the northern edge of Frisco. With significant frontage along the Dallas North Tollway, Preston Road, and Highway 380, Fields will become a world-class, mixed-use master-planned community that reshapes the fastest growing City in the nation. Uses include single-family and multifamily residential, Class A office, retail, education, and recreation.

City of Lakeland, Florida

Lakeland, Florida Servant Leadership

We were invited to take part in the City of Lakeland, Florida's high-potential leadership development program "48 Hours: Invest in You". Working alongside city Human Resources staff and Executive Sponsors, we co-created an eight-hour interactive workshop to introduce and help apply the ten essential Servant Leadership attributes. The workshop also allowed us to develop and publish the Center for Public Servant Leadership Field Manual. The Field Manual is a curated database of dozens of books, articles, blog posts, and videos that connect Servant Leadership with the public sector. You can sort and filter the Field Manual based on any combination of Servant Leadership attributes and local government workgroups/departments. The Field Manual is available at: Helping local government leaders develop their Servant Leadership attributes is one of our passions. If you have an interest in the Servant Leadership journey, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

Town of Argyle, Texas

Economic Development Workshop

We were glad to be back in Argyle working with the Town Council and Economic Development Corporation on our Basics of Economic Development Workshop. We designed our interactive, half-day workshop on economic development with elected and appointed officials in mind. We facilitated an in-depth conversation about the purpose & goals of economic development and identified the tools & techniques available (and when to use them). We discuss the basic requirements & restrictions, and most importantly, cover the roles & responsibilities of the various economic development stakeholders.

City of Pilot Point, Texas

Servant Leadership Essentials

We provided a four-hour training on the Essentials of Servant Leadership to the City of Pilot Point's executive team. We focused on defining what Servant Leadership is, and how the team could implement it effectively in their part of the organization.

City of Hutto, Texas

Governance Workshop

We were pleased to be back in Hutto Texas during July 2017 to facilitate their annual City Council retreat. This year we had a specific focus on governance and the relationships between among the City Council. We followed up the retreat with a full after action report, including a summary of an action items for each agenda topic.