Paula Sanford

Paula Sanford

Paula Sanford

Senior Public Service Associate; Strategic Operations and Planning Assistance
Expertise: Annexation, Consolidation, Incorporation, Local Government Operations, Organizational Development



Paula Sanford has a specialty in public budgeting and finance but her work spans a variety of local government issues such as performance measurement, comprehensive financial and organizational reviews, city-county consolidation and public sector retirement plans. Prior to coming to the Institute of Government, Dr. Sanford was a public administration faculty member at Northern Illinois University. Her previous experience also includes serving as a senior budget analyst and policy advisor for the State of Nevada.


Ph.D. Public Administration, University of Georgia; M.P.A., American University

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Areas of Expertise: public budgeting, public management, governmental organization and operations, performance measurement