Case Study

Building goodwill across the community

Niles Vikings take to the football field


Niles Community Schools turned to Lambert for reputation management support after tumultuous teacher contract negotiations and several failed millage votes had damaged the community’s confidence in its schools. Additionally, shortly after Lambert was engaged by the board, the district’s principals led a successful campaign to replace the superintendent, presenting further challenges to repairing the district’s reputation.


Working closely with the interim superintendent and the eventual full-time superintendent, Lambert was able to help build goodwill across the community, which ultimately led to the passing of a $40 million bond millage. Today, positive support for the district continues throughout the community.