New Wave

We are Entering a New Wave of Municipal Service

New Wave Publishers takes good ideas for the public sector from conception to the bookshelf. We emphasize the how. It’s relatively easy to explain the what and even the why of a program; the conundrum is always how to best implement it. Thus, we provide step-by-step information on how a community can establish a productive and permanent process to build sustainable, cost-effective public programs.

After decades of observing local governance, we’ve concluded certain elements best ensure the success of public services.

Therefore, our publications support ideas that:

  • Contribute to Community Wellbeing – Beyond mandated services that help communities survive, individuals and agencies need a way to help communities thrive.
  • Proven to be Practical – If an idea is so complex or fraught with objections that it defies good planning, implementation, and sustainability, look for a different concept.
  • Build Service Infrastructure – Without support systems, service delivery ideas have a high failure rate.
  • Become Sustainable – An idea must plan for permanency, with its own resources and be included in the array of local services.
  • Replicable – If an idea can’t expand to meet the possibly growing demand for the service, the problem it seeks to resolve remains. The ultimate communal goal is to solve problems or at least diminish them.
  • Cost-Effective – A good program always pays; it doesn’t cost.
  • Meaningful Results – An idea ushered to permanency must mean something to the people it’s meant to serve and where they live.

Decriminalizing Mental Illness gives all of us who serve the public a manual for more effective governance. Everyone says a book is a ‘must read’ – This one really is.

Dick Sears, Mayor
Holly Springs, NC