Public Speaker, Entrepreneur, Author

Gord interviewing Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb

Gord interviewing Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb

Great Wall of China

Visiting China: Great Wall of China

Ferry to Islands, New Zealand

Ferry to Islands, New Zealand

Traveling in Europe - under umbrella

Gord Hume Traveling in Europe

Bangkok Golden Palace

Bangkok Golden Palace

Consulting

Gord Hume, through his company Hume Communications Inc., offers professional independent advice and assistance to small and mid-sized municipalities.

Some of the projects have included:

– Training of staff and/or elected officials
– Community strategic planning
– Budget opportunities and challenges
– Council conflict issues
– Local food issues and health/community concerns
– Planning and local design opportunities and policies
– Economic development ideas and issues
– Rolling out the Red Carpet or the Red Tape…???
– Urgent media/community communications strategies
– Developing plans for creative communities

As a four-term veteran of municipal government and a proven business and community leader, Gord brings a unique insider’s perspective and sensitivity to municipal government issues and challenges.

Gord has been leading civic projects on Cultural Planning, Creative Cities, downtown redevelopment and the local food revolution for a number of years. He also assists towns and cities with employee training seminars and projects, strategic and business planning and training for Council members.

HCI has partnered with some of Canada’s leading private consulting firms, including McSweeney & Associates in Ottawa, the Canadian Urban Institute in Toronto, and Authenticity, Toronto, on selected municipal projects. These partnerships offer outstanding value for the municipal client.

Some of the communities with which Gord has been involved include:

  • London, Ontario
  • Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Government of the Northwest Territories
  • Kingston, Ontario
  • Rochester, Minnesota
  • Pelham, Ontario
  • Grande Cache, Alberta
  • Innisfil, Ontario
  • Fresno, California
  • Atikokan, Ontario
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Lambton County/Sarnia, Ontario
  • Red Lake, Ontario
  • And others…

Gord offers a reasonably priced consulting service by keeping his overhead low, utilizing partners on projects on a selected basis, and avoiding the high-priced, big city demands of large consulting firms.

As an experienced and successful business leader and entrepreneur, Gord brings a business-like perspective to his assignments that offers a refreshing viewpoint for municipal leaders. He is experienced at working with municipal Councils and administration from all sizes of communities, and understands both the political and the business realities facing towns and cities today.

For a discreet, confidential discussion, contact Gord Hume todaygord@gordhume.com    519-657-7755