About civiclinQ Training

We help local leaders get the law on their side.

Keeping up with the legal side of local government can feel like its own full-time job—and you already have at least one of those. As a busy servant of the people, you should spend your time improving your community, not living in the library.

Our civiclinQ trainings guide you through the thicket of state law and jumpstart your decision-making with expert strategies and proven best practices. With these trainings, you can:

  • Tap into the wisdom of experts with decades of city planning, strategy, and organizational development experience,
  • Lean on professional ordinance writers, and learn what you need to do to keep your administration on good terms with the state,
  • Keep on top of the latest bills in the state legislature and know what the impacts of those changes means to you

Because civiclinQ is trusted by Utah’s Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman, state funding makes these trainings absolutely free.

Mike Hansen, AICP
Rural Community Consultants
  • MA—Political Economy, George Wythe
  • MS—Public Administration, University of Utah
  • BS—Urban Planning, University of Utah

Mike Hansen has worked in strategy, land use, and organizational development for 20+ years. He has led small entrepreneurial teams, statewide initiatives, and even served in the Governor’s Cabinet. In the private sector, Mike has orchestrated projects with citizen groups, city staff, and engineers. Focusing on short-term implementation strategies and the long-term return on investment, Mike has drafted roadmaps for cities, counties, and the state with results seen in land use, industry investment, economic development, and state code compliance.

Kendall Welch, ICC Certified
Rural Community Consultants
  • AAS—IT/Web Design, Laramie County Community College

Kendall is a certified International Code Council (ICC) Certified Permit Technician, Residential Plans Examiner, Zoning Inspector, and Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector. She has over eight years of experience in various community development capacities, working primarily with local municipalities in both Utah and Arizona. From small rural towns to large urban cities, she has served in various staff positions including: building permit technician, residential plans examiner, planner I/II, addressing official, planning commission secretary, and more.

About Southern Utah University’s Master Of Public Administration (MPA) Program

Rural Community Consultants has partnered with Southern Utah University’s MPA Program to provide students with hands-on learning opportunities as their availability and capability allow. The MPA program provides an intellectual, collaborative, and engaging learning environment where practical and theoretical concepts of public administration are presented within the historical, political, social, cultural, and economic contexts. Students learn to act as facilitators in defining and pursuing the public interest, giving them valuable experience in public sector work.  This partnership is overseen by Dr. Roger Carter.

Dr. Roger Carter, DPA
Southern Utah University
  • PhD—Public Administration, Valdosta State University
  • MPA—Public Administration, Southern Utah University
  • BA—Public Policy Analysis, Brigham Young University

Dr. Carter is currently an assistant professor instructing graduate students in public administration at SUU. Prior to teaching, acquired sixteen years of experience in local government as city manager for  Washington City, UT and Santaquin, UT. Dr. Carter has successfully overseen all aspects of city governance, including: budgeting, personnel, economic development, city services, and public safety, and working with elected officials to develop long-range plans and effective public policy. He has been a credentialed manager with the International City/County Management Association.