Helping Government Work Better

The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is dedicated to improving efficiency, effectiveness, governance, and accountability at all levels of government, with a particular focus on state and local government. Since its establishment by the state legislature in July 2008, the talented staff of practitioners in this UMass Boston-based center have provided a comprehensive set of services to scores of the commonwealth’s cities, towns, school districts, and state agencies, as well as to a growing number of municipalities in other states.

Helping Governments Work Better
Improving efficiency, effectiveness, governance, and accountability at all levels of government, with a particular focus on state and local government. This brochure provides a quick tour through some of the work that the center has done.

Announcements

  • Working with the Collins Center - Transactions between local governments and the Collins Center are exempt from the provisions of the Chapter 30B of the General Laws because the University of Massachusetts is an instrumentality of the Commonwealth. Municipalities may simply negotiate a scope of services and a price with the Collins Center, saving both time and money. Similarly, Massachusetts state agencies may enter into Interagency Service Agreements with the Collins Center. For further information, please contact Stephen McGoldrick at stephen.mcgoldrick@umb.edu