About Lewis


Lewis F. McLain, Jr.
Consultant, Trainer, Writer, Analyst

Academic: Graduated from University of North Texas in December 1971 with a BBA in Accounting. Taught Undergraduate and Graduate Courses at Southern Methodist University (1979 – 1983), University of Dallas (1983) and University of North Texas (1993). Most recently (2006) taught a graduate course in MPA program: Performance Measures for Local Governments and Non-Profits at UNT.

Employment: Boise Cascade Envelope Division ā€“ Assistant Controller (1972-1973); Garland – Budget Director (1973-1977); Dallas County – Budget Officer (1977-1979); First National Bank in Dallas ā€“ Vice President Public Finance (1979-1980); Fiscal Planning Consultant (1981-2001); Director of Administration, North Central Texas Council of Governments (2001-2002); President, CityBase.Net, Inc., (2000-), Principal, McLain Decision Support Systems, (2004-), Fiscal Manager (Part-Time) North Central Texas Council of Governments (2008-2012)

Consulting Experience:

Areas of Specialty: Impact Fees; Water & Sewer Rate Studies; Stormwater Drainage Fees; Multi-Year Financial Planning; Budgeting & Performance Analyses; Computer Modeling (Excel); Financial Analyses; Build-Out Analyses; Real Estate & Economic Feasibility Analyses.

Previous and Current Clients: Addison, Arlington, Bellaire, Cedar Hill, Carrollton, College Station, Conroe, Coppell, Dallas County, Duncanville, Euless, Fort Worth, Friendswood, Granbury, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Greenville, Highland Park, Highland Village, Huntsville, Hurst, Irving, Lancaster, La Porte, Lewisville, McKinney, Missouri City, North Richland Hills, Plano, Princeton, Richardson, San Marcos, Seagoville, Southlake, Trophy Club and University Park.

Current Clients Regarding Sales Tax Analysis: Bryan, Cedar Hill, DART, Frisco, Highland Village, Hurst, Laredo, Leander, Midland, Pearland, Rockport, Round Rock, Southlake, Victoria, Westlake and Wichita Falls.

Seminars with National, State and Regional Organizations (100+). Orientation to Microcomputers, Impact Fees, Utility Rate Making, Fiscal Impact Analyses, Budgeting/Multi-Year Financial Planning, Finance/Budget Officer Mentoring and Development and Ethics & Various Managerial Topics. Most Recently Municipal Problem Solving Using Excel as the Analytical Tool.

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