About TPA

Champions for Better Communities

Founded in 1998, Townsend Public Affairs, Inc. is a premier lobbying firm that provides California advocacy, federal advocacy, and grant writing services to public agencies and nonprofit organizations throughout California.

Top 10 Lobbying Firm in California

The TPA Advantage

At TPA, we think our clients should get more rather than settle for less.

That is why we:

  • Provide both legislative advocacy and grant writing services
  • Offer lobbying and funding services in both Sacramento and Washington, DC
  • Advance client agendas by serving as a seamless extension of staff

A Collaborative and Client-Centric Approach

At TPA, we understand a strong working partnership is essential to create lasting legacies. That is why the client is our core focus.

We provide the best of all worlds:

  • The personal attention of a small firm
  • The strength and resources of a large firm
  • The active participation of senior leadership

A Commitment to Passion, Service, and Legacy

At TPA, we fulfill our mission to serve as Champions for Better Communities by remaining steadfastly committed to the following core values in support of our clients:

  • Passion: We believe in, and are fully committed to, the vision and projects of our clients.
  • Service: We believe our clients deserve an advocate that is available, responsive, and focused on their needs, whether short-term or long-term.
  • Legacy: We believe our clients deserve results, so their vision can be transformed into a legacy that will benefit generations to come.

A Legacy of Success

TPA by the Numbers


years advocating for clients


public agencies served


client bills signed


funds secured

Your Legacy Starts Here

Let’s chat about how we can help advance your legislative goals or secure the funding needed to make a difference in your community.

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