Organizational And Management Consulting
- Infrastructure Management / GASB 34
- Asset Management Programs
Mr. Donahue established the Municipal & Financial Services Group more than 35 years ago and has served as its director ever since. Ed’s relevant experience includes cost of service, rate and feasibility work for more than 150 clients, including work for cities, counties and special purpose authorities and commissions in Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and others. Recent client work includes water and sewer rates for the City of Rochester, NY; sewer rates for the City of Concord, CA; sewer rates and a long-term financial plan for the Delaware County Regional Authority, PA; and assistance to Howard and Anne Arundel Counties in Maryland in the negotiation of 4-year water purchase contracts with the City of Baltimore. Other typical client work includes Board of Directors training for the Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility; rate and fee consulting for the New York City Water Finance Authority; and a financial feasibility study for the Town of Leesburg, Virginia. Over the past 35 years, he has performed or overseen more than 250 water, sewer and solid waste rate studies. He is active in AWWA, GFOA and WEF, has served as chairman of AWWA’s Finance, Accounting and Management Controls Committee and currently chairs that organization’s GASB 34 Task Force; he is a contributing author for Financial Management for Water Utilities, a recent textbook sponsored jointly by AWWA and GFOA. He has been accredited and served as an expert witness in accounting, contract, construction and rate dispute matters.
Mr. Hyder is Vice President of MFSG and has over 16 years of experience in water, wastewater, stormwater and solid waste systems. He is a dean’s list engineering graduate of Michigan State University with an MBA in finance from the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University. He has served as project manager for water financial planning and rate studies for cities, counties and special purpose authorities and commissions in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Mr. Hyder served as the project manager for the 2009 Comprehensive Financial Plan studies for the Cleveland Divisions of Water and Water Pollution Control. He is a member of AWWA’s Rates and Charges Committee and recently assisted in authoring portions of the recent update to the AWWA Manual M1 Principal of Rates Fees and Charges. He has published papers for the Water Environmental Federation (WEF) and is an active member of Government Finance Officers Associations (GFOA).
Mr. Maker is a Manager in the Municipal & Financial Services Group, with more than twelve years of professional experience in the financial and management consulting industry. Recent client work includes a water and sewer rate study for the Town of Warrenton, Virginia, a water and sewer cost of service and organizational study for Manchester, Connecticut; a water rate study update for the City of Rochester Water Bureau, New York, a wastewater cost of service and rate study for Summit County, Ohio and solid waste rate studies for the Cities of Richmond and Hampton, Virginia. Recent rate study work includes water and/or sewer cost of service/rate studies for Bristol County Water Authority, Rhode Island, the City of Cleveland, Ohio and Albemarle County Service Authority, Virginia. Additional consulting experiences includes the development of cost of service cash flow models involving rate design, fee design and customer impact analyses for water, wastewater, stormwater and solid waste utilities across the country. He obtained his MBA in Finance from the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola University and has a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester. He is an active member of AWWA, WEF and GFOA and a current member of AWWA’s Finance, Accounting & Management Controls Committee and Workforce Strategies Committee.
With more than 10 years of professional experience, Mrs. Moher has been able to apply financial and consulting experience to support the principals of MFSG. Her experience consists of the development of cost of service models involving rate/fee design for jurisdictions in several states including Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri and Virginia, as well as stormwater utility feasiblitiy and implementation studies for the Villages of Downers Grove and Winnetka, IL and The Town of Centreville and Anne Arundel County, Maryland. She has also completed cost of service and rate studies for the Cities of Portsmouth, NH and Geneva, Moline and Wheaton in Illinois. She has assisted in an operational and efficiency review for the City of Danville, Virginia. Tracey obtained her undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of AWWA and part of the AWWA Spring Committee.