Cristi Musser has over twenty years of experience in all facets of municipal and county government management and consulting in Colorado, Illinois, Oregon, and California. She formerly served as the Director of Support Services for suburban Washington County; the second largest County in Oregon. As Department head, she was responsible for Finance Operations and Audits; Human Resources, Purchasing, Risk Management, Buildings and Grounds, Fleet Maintenance, and Information Technology. Her position also provided overall management and general supervision of the County’s 911 Center.
At Washington County, Ms. Musser’s accomplishments included: spearheading the creation of a countywide intergovernmental agency to provide 911 dispatch services; reorganizing and updating the Finance Division’s organizational structure, processes, and technology; negotiating and managing a variety of outsourcing contracts; developing and implementing internal reorganizations and process improvements; and establishing a professional Risk Management Division.
Ms. Musser’s prior experience includes working as a Senior Analyst for Marin County, California where she had extensive experience in budget and financial analysis, human resources, and labor relations. During her tenure, Ms. Musser also acted as the County Executive’s representative to all criminal justice related departments, the County Library, and the Parks and Open Space Department.
In 2016, Ms. Musser joined GovHR USA after working for nearly four years as a Senior Management Consultant and Project Manager for Sikich LLP. Since becoming a member of GovHR’s team, Ms. Musser’s has done compensation studies for the Village of Plainfield, IL and the Village of South Barrington, IL. In addition, Ms. Musser has conducted recruitments for San Miguel County, Colorado (Road and Bridge Director and Chief Building Official) the San Miguel Authority for Regional Transportation (Executive Director), the Town of Eagle, Colorado (Town Manager), and the Schaumburg Park District (HR Manager). In 2017, Ms. Musser completed an organizational analysis of the Oak Park Township’s (Illinois) Human Resources function.
In her role with Sikich, Ms. Musser’s consulting work included compensation studies, organizational assessments/process mapping studies, and development of strategic plans. Human Resource and Compensation clients included: The City of Warrenville, Il (Compensation Philosophy); the Village of Addison, IL; the City of DeKalb, IL; the DeKalb Public Library, IL; and the Village of Park Forest. Ms. Musser’s organizational assessment clients included: Elgin Community College (Talent Acquisition function), the City of Bloomington (Human Resources Department); and the Peoria County Court Administrator. Among Ms. Musser’s many strategic planning clients are: The City of Dixon, IL; The Village of Tinley Park, IL; Metro West Council of Governments (Illinois); and The City of St. Charles, IL.
Ms. Musser holds an MPA from Northern Illinois University. She is a graduate of Harvard University’s program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.
Ms. Musser resides in Eagle, Colorado.
- Master of Public Administration, Northern Illinois University, IL
Training and Instruction
- Senior Executives in State and Local Government, Harvard University
Local Government Professional Background
Nearly twenty years of experience in all facets of municipal and county government management in Illinois, Oregon, and California
- Director of Support Services, Washington County, OR 1984-1988
- Senior Analyst, Marin County, California 1976-1984
- Senior Management Consultant and Project Manager, Sikich LLP 2012-2016