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TPA Client Success: Kings Canyon Unified School District and City of Reedley Awarded $500,000 Grant for CNG Fueling

TPA congratulates the Kings Canyon Unified School District and the City of Reedley (both clients of TPA) for being awarded a grant in the amount of $500,000 from the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program administered by the California Energy Commission. The proceeds from this grant will be used to fund the purchase […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: City of Costa Mesa

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by the City of Costa Mesa to provide state and federal grant funding services. We look forward to helping the City transform their vision into legacy.

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TPA Client Success: City of Huron Awarded $420,518 Grant for Street Paving

TPA congratulates the City of Huron (a TPA client) for being awarded a grant in the amount of $420,518 from the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program, administered by the Fresno Council of Governments. The proceeds from this grant will be used to fund alley and street paving along multiple roads in the City. This […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: City of Placentia

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by the City of Placentia to provide state and federal legislative advocacy and grant funding services. We look forward to helping the City pursue its mission to keep Placentia a pleasant place by providing a safe family atmosphere, superior public services, and policies […]

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TPA Client Success: Guadalupe Union School District Awarded $70,898 Grant for Preschool Expansion

TPA congratulates the Guadalupe Union School District for being awarded a $70,898 grant from the Preschool Expansion Grant Program, administered by the California Department of Education. The proceeds from this grant will be used to create a District-run preschool program that will help children with special needs attain the educational foundation needed to progress academically […]

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TPA Client Showcase: Fallbrook Public Utility District

TPA is honored that the Fallbrook Public Utility District has asked us to continue to provide state and federal legislative advocacy and grant funding services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento and Washington, DC. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the District to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you, […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Santa Ana Awarded $8,724,000 Grants for Bicycle Lanes and ADA Compliance

TPA congratulates the City of Santa Ana (a TPA client) for being awarded two grants in the combined total amount of $8,724,000 from the Active Transportation Program, administered by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and the California Transportation Commission. The proceeds from these grants will be used to fund the West Willits Street […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Emeryville Awarded $265,000 Grant for Street Crossing Improvements

TPA congratulates the City of Emeryville for being awarded a $265,000 grant from the Active Transportation Program, administered by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the California Transportation Commission. The proceeds from this grant will be used to fund street crossing improvements to the Emeryville Bicycle and Pedestrian Greenway, which connects the City’s network of […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Fountain Valley Awarded $226,000 Grant for ADA Accessible Pedestrian Ramps

TPA congratulates the City of Fountain Valley for being awarded a $226,000 grant from the Active Transportation Program, administered by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and the California Transportation Commission. The proceeds from this grant will be used to build ADA accessible pedestrian curb ramps within neighborhoods that are located near five elementary […]

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TPA Again Ranks as Top Ten Lobbying Firm in California

Townsend Public Affairs is excited to announce that once again we have been ranked among the top ten lobbying firms registered in the State of California. The Secretary of State officially reported TPA as the tenth (10th) largest advocacy firm in California in terms of revenue received for the 2015-16 legislative session. TPA is proud […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of Huntington Beach

TPA is honored that the City of Huntington Beach has asked us to continue to provide state and federal legislative advocacy and grant funding services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento and Washington, DC. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you, […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: City of South El Monte

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by the City of South El Monte to provide state and federal grant funding services. We look forward to helping the City pursue its mission to protect and improve the quality of life for their community by addressing concerns, increasing opportunities, enhancing services, […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: Centralia Elementary School District

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by the Centralia Elementary School District to provide state and federal grant funding services. We look forward to helping the District pursue its mission of meeting the diverse educational needs of all students and creating lifelong learners, by providing exceptional staff and opportunities […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: Merced Union High School District

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by the Merced Union High School District to provide state and federal legislative advocacy and grant funding services. We look forward to helping the District pursue its mission to equip all students with the academic, vocational, and social skills needed to succeed in […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of San Leandro

TPA is honored that the City of San Leandro has asked us to continue to provide state legislative advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you, San Leandro!

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TPA Client Success: City of Duarte Wins $150,000 Grant for Greening and Traffic Calming

TPA congratulates the City of Duarte (a TPA client) for being awarded a grant in the amount of $150,000 from the Sustainability Planning Grant Program, administered by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). The proceeds from this grant will be used to fund the Duarte Town Center Greening and Traffic Calming Plan. The plan […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: West Valley Water District

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by the West Valley Water District to provide state and federal grant funding services. We look forward to helping the District pursue its mission to economically protect, safeguard, and deliver to their customers water at the lowest, reasonable price. To learn more about […]

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TPA Client Showcase: Oakland Museum of California

TPA is honored that the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) has asked us to continue to provide state and federal legislative advocacy and grant funding services. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with OMCA to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you, OMCA!

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TPA Client Showcase: The Oakland Zoo (East Bay Zoological Society)

TPA is honored that the Oakland Zoo (East Bay Zoological Society) has asked us to continue to provide state and federal legislative advocacy and grant funding services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento and Washington, DC. TPA was proud to help the Oakland Zoo secure the passage of SB 1062 (Lara), which helps […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Dinuba Wins $508,162 in Grants for Bus Replacement and Traffic Signal Synchronization

TPA congratulates the City of Dinuba (a TPA client) for being awarded two grants in the combined total amount of $508,162 from the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program, administered by the Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG). The proceeds from these grants will be used to fund both the Dinuba Transit Bus Replacement […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of Orange Cove

TPA is honored that the City of Orange Cove has asked us to continue to provide state and federal legislative advocacy and grant funding services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento and Washington, DC. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you, […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of Hayward

TPA is honored that the City of Hayward has asked us to continue to provide state legislative and funding advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you, Hayward!

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TPA Client Success: City of Reedley Wins $24,264 Grant for Police Department

TPA congratulates the City of Reedley (a TPA client) for being awarded a $24,264 grant from the CRT Settlement Fund. The proceeds from this grant will be used to purchase eight mobile computer tablets and required equipment for the Reedley Police Department. The funding enables Reedley police officers to quickly access critical data, photo and […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Duarte Wins $30,000 Grant for Senior Center

TPA congratulates the City of Duarte (a TPA client) for being awarded a $30,000 grant from the CRT Settlement Fund. The proceeds from this grant will be used to purchase equipment for the Duarte Senior Center Technology Lab, including tablets and laptops, as well as a projector and display components. This latest achievement is another […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of El Monte

TPA is honored that the City of El Monte has asked us to continue to provide state legislative and funding advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you, City of El Monte!

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TPA New Client Showcase: City of Half Moon Bay

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by the City of Half Moon Bay to provide state and federal funding advocacy services. We look forward to helping the City pursue its mission to provide residents with a charming community lifestyle where neighbors care about each other, schools are important, and […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of Anaheim

TPA is honored that the City of Anaheim has asked us to continue to provide funding advocacy services for their priority projects in the community. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you, Anaheim!

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TPA Client Success: City of Hesperia Wins $14,673,750 in Funding for Water Pipeline Distribution System

TPA congratulates the City of Hesperia (a TPA client) for being awarded $14,673,750 in funding from the State Revolving Fund, administered by the California State Water Resources Control Board. The proceeds from this funding will be used to develop a reclaimed water pipeline distribution system to convey tertiary-treated water from its wastewater treatment facility to […]

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TPA Client Showcase: Transbay Joint Powers Authority

TPA is honored that the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) has asked us to continue to provide state legislative and funding advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with TJPA to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you, TJPA!

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TPA Client Showcase: Orange County Sanitation District

TPA is honored that the Orange County Sanitation District has asked us to continue to provide state legislative and funding advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the District to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you, Orange County Sanitation District!

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TPA Client Showcase: Kings Canyon Unified School District and City of Reedley

TPA was proud to join the Kings Canyon Unified School District and the City of Reedley (both TPA clients) at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new Central Valley Transportation Center (CVTC). TPA President Christopher Townsend, Central California Director Richard Harmon, Senior Associate Sharon Gonsalves, and Associate Chelsea Vongehr represented the Firm at the event. The CVTC […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Orange Cove Wins $541,615 Grant for New Fire Truck

TPA congratulates the City of Orange Cove (a TPA client) for being awarded a $541,615 grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The proceeds from this grant will be used to purchase a new fire truck for the Orange Cove Fire Protection District (OCFPD). OCFPD […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of Carson

TPA is honored that the City of Carson has asked us to continue to provide state and federal legislative and funding advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento and Washington, DC. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you Carson!

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TPA New Client Showcase: Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County to provide state and federal funding advocacy services. We look forward to helping the Conservancy pursue its mission to to permanently protect and enhance lands having important scenic, agricultural, habitat, and cultural values for […]

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TPA Client Showcase: County of Mariposa

TPA is honored that the County of Mariposa has asked us to continue to provide state and federal legislative and funding advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento and Washington, DC. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the County to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you, County of […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of Walnut Creek

TPA is honored that the City of Walnut Creek has asked us to continue to provide state and federal legislative advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento and Washington, DC. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you, Walnut Creek!

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TPA Client Showcase: City of Mission Viejo

TPA is honored that the City of Mission Viejo has asked us to continue to provide state and federal legislative and funding advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento and Washington, DC. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you, Mission […]

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TPA Client Success: Oakland Zoo Elephant Protection Legislation Signed Into Law

TPA is proud to announce that Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1062 (Lara), which will help protect elephants from abuse. Co-sponsored by the Oakland Zoo (a long-time TPA client) and The Humane Society of the United States, SB 1062 will prohibit the use of a bull hook and other barbaric devices to train or control […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: Guadalupe Union School District

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by the Guadalupe Union School District to provide federal and state funding advocacy services. We look forward to helping the District pursue its mission to provide each student with the academic and social skills that will assist them in becoming high school graduates as […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: Sigma Beta Xi and Community Now Foundation

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by Sigma Beta Xi, Inc. and the Community Now Foundation to provide federal and state funding advocacy services. We look forward to helping Sigma Beta pursue its mission to break the cycle of poverty through mentoring, education and community organizing. We also look forward to helping […]

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TPA Grant Writing Showcase

TPA was honored to make a presentation about best practices for successful grant writing at a free community seminar hosted by Congressman Ed Royce and the Gianneschi Nonprofit Summer School at California State University, Fullerton. TPA Senior Associate Cori Williams and Associate Eric O’Donnell represented the Firm at the seminar and conducted the presentation. The seminar […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of Turlock

TPA is honored that the City of Turlock has asked us to continue to provide state and federal legislative and funding advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento and Washington, DC. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you, Turlock!

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TPA Client Success: City of Emeryville Grand Opening of the Center of Community Life

TPA was proud to support the City of Emeryville (a TPA client) at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Emeryville Center of Community Life. TPA Associate Alex Gibbs represented the Firm at the event. The Emeryville Center of Community Life (ECCL) is a joint project of the City and the School District (both agencies are clients […]

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TPA Client Showcase: Mesa Water

TPA is honored that Mesa Water has asked us to continue to provide advocacy services to protect and promote their mission to satisfy their community’s water needs. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with Mesa Water to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you, Mesa Water!

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TPA Celebrates Grand Opening of TPA Central California Office

Townsend Public Affairs is proud to announce the grand opening of the TPA Central California Office! Located in downtown Fresno, the TPA Central California Office will be staffed by Central California Director Richard Harmon, Senior Associate Sharon Gonsalves, Associate Chelsea Vongehr, and Associate Gary Rogers. The team will complement the efforts of TPA advocates in […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: Central Basin Municipal Water District

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by the Central Basin Municipal Water to provide state and federal funding advocacy services. We look forward to helping the District pursue its mission to deliver reliable and high-quality water, as well as recycled water services, to its customers and communities through effective and […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of Huron

TPA is honored that the City of Huron has asked us to continue to provide state and federal legislative and funding advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento and Washington, DC. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you, Huron!

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TPA New Client Showcase: East Orange County Water District

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by East Orange County Water District to provide state and federal funding and legislative advocacy services. We look forward to helping the District pursue its mission to provide high-quality, reliable water and sewer service to residents in Orange and Tustin at a fair […]

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TPA Team News: Laura Kroeger Joins Firm as Associate

TPA is pleased to announce that Laura Kroeger has joined the Firm as an Associate in the TPA Federal Office in Washington, DC. Laura brings valuable federal experience in legislative and intergovernmental affairs to TPA, having served in the Office of Warrior Care Policy in the Department of Defense, where she spent three years as […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Laguna Beach Wins $500,000 Grant for Habitat Restoration

TPA congratulates the City of Laguna Beach (a TPA client) for being awarded a $500,000 grant from the California River Parkways Grant Program, administered by the California Natural Resources Agency, for the Dewitt Property Habitat Restoration Project. The proceeds from this grant will help to restore the five-acres of riparian habitat known as the DeWitt […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of San Pablo

TPA is honored that the City of San Pablo has asked us to continue to provide state and federal legislative and funding advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento and Washington, DC. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you, City […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of Dinuba

TPA is honored that the City of Dinuba has asked us to continue to provide state and federal legislative and funding advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento and Washington, DC. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you, Dinuba!

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TPA Client Showcase: Port of Hueneme

TPA is honored that The Port of Hueneme has asked us to continue to provide state legislative advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento. Operating as a self-supporting special district, the Port pursues a mission that enforces the principles of sound public stewardship while maximizing the potential of maritime-related commerce and regional economic benefit. […]

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TPA Client Showcase: Rancho Santiago Community College District

TPA is honored that the Rancho Santiago Community College District has asked us to continue to provide state and federal advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento and Washington, DC. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the District to help transform their vision for their students into legacy. Thank you, […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Oakland Wins $16M Grant for Early Childhood Learning

TPA congratulates the City of Oakland (a TPA client) for being awarded a $16 million grant from the Head Start Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The proceeds from this grant will help fund comprehensive full-day early childhood learning experiences for over 1,000 low-income children and families in the City […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of Buena Park

TPA is honored that the City of Buena Park has asked us to continue to provide state and federal legislative advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento and Washington, DC. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you, Buena Park!

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TPA Client Showcase: Merced County Association of Governments

TPA is honored that the Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) has asked us to continue to provide federal legislative advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Washington, DC. MCAG is a Joint Powers Authority and its member agencies include the County of Merced along with the Cities of Atwater, Dos Palos, Gustine, Livingston, […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of Emeryville

TPA is honored that the City of Emeryville has asked us to continue to provide state and federal legislative advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento and Washington, DC. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you, Emeryville!

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TPA Client Showcase: City of Aliso Viejo

TPA is honored that the City of Aliso Viejo has asked us to continue to provide state and federal legislative advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento and Washington, DC. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you Aliso Viejo!

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TPA Client Showcase: City of Tulare

TPA is honored that the City of Tulare has asked us to continue to provide state and federal legislative advocacy and grant writing services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento and Washington, DC. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you Tulare!

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TPA Senior Advisor Catherine Townsend Named President of the Trust for the National Mall

We are proud to announce that TPA Senior Advisor Catherine Townsend has been named as the new President of the Trust for the National Mall. Formerly a member of the TPA Federal Office in Washington DC, Catherine will now direct the activities of the Trust, which is the official nonprofit partner of the National Park […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: City of Pismo Beach

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by the City of Pismo Beach to provide state funding and legislative advocacy services. We look forward to helping the City pursue its mission to provide efficient and effective public services to the residents, businesses, and visitors of Pismo Beach. To learn more about […]

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TPA Client Showcase: North County Transit District

TPA is honored that the North County Transit District (NCTD) has asked us to continue to provide state legislative advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento. NCTD offers services that are a vital part of San Diego’s regional transportation network. NCTD moves more than 12 million passengers annually by providing public transportation […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: City of Mendota

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by the City of Mendota to provide federal and state funding and legislative advocacy services. Agriculture is an important component of Mendota’s economy, and the City is proud of its recognition as the Cantaloupe Center of the World. Other important local economic enterprises include […]

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TPA Client Showcase: Merced County Association of Governments

TPA President Christopher Townsend, TPA Federal Director James Peterson, and TPA Central California Director Richard Harmon, were in Washington, DC for a federal advocacy trip with the Merced County Association of Governments (a TPA client). The delegation met with Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congressman Jim Costa, along with other Members of Congress, Presidential advisors, and […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of El Monte

TPA is honored that the City of El Monte has asked us to continue to provide state legislative advocacy and grant writing services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. And kudos to TPA Director Richard Harmon […]

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TPA Federal Director James Peterson Joins National Monuments Celebration

Congratulations to TPA Federal Director James Peterson, who served as one of the speakers in a celebration of the three new national monuments designated by President Obama earlier this year: Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountain. Prior to joining TPA, James served as a longtime aide to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and led […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: City of Reedley

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by the City of Reedley to provide federal and state funding advocacy services. We look forward to helping the City pursue its mission to foster a high quality of life for their entire community by creating an environment of open communication, progressive partnerships, […]

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TPA Client Showcase: Coast Community College District

TPA is honored that the Coast Community College District has asked us to continue to provide federal and state legislative and funding advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Washington, DC and Sacramento. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the District to help transform their vision into legacy. And kudos to […]

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TPA Client Success: Port of Los Angeles High School Receives $145,000 Grant for Career Technical Education

TPA congratulates the Port of Los Angeles High School (a TPA client) for being awarded a $145,000 grant from the Career Technical Incentive Grant Program, administered by the California Department of Education. The proceeds from this grant will help fund the Port of Los Angeles High School’s maritime CTE program that was introduced in 2015 […]

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TPA Client Showcase: County of Imperial

TPA is honored that the County of Imperial has asked us to continue to provide state legislative services to protect and promote their agenda in Sacramento. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the County to help transform their vision into legacy. And kudos to TPA Director Richard Harmon for his great work on […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: Stanislaus Council of Governments

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by the Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG) to provide state legislative and funding advocacy services. We look forward to supporting StanCOG and their mission to provide planning coordination that enhances the quality of life in the Stanislaus region by working with local governments, […]

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TPA Client Success: City of West Hollywood Receives Grant for Historic Walking Tour

TPA congratulates the City of West Hollywood Government (a TPA client) for being awarded a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The proceeds from this grant will help fund the planning of a self-guided walking tour of its 82 designated historical homes and buildings. It will also help fund the implementation of the […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of Orange Cove

TPA is honored that the City of Orange Cove has asked us to continue to provide federal and state legislative and funding advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Washington, DC and Sacramento. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. And kudos to […]

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TPA Quarterly Team Meeting

Starting off 2016 with a great meeting of Team TPA, bringing everyone together from our offices in Washington, DC, Sacramento, Northern California, Central California, and Southern California to the Marriott Cliffs Resort in Dana Point. We reviewed the strategic agendas and opportunities for our clients, discussed best practices, and reaffirmed our commitment to the principles […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of Fowler

TPA is honored that the City of Fowler has asked us to continue to provide federal and state legislative and funding advocacy services to protect and promote their agenda in Washington, DC and Sacramento. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. And kudos to TPA Central […]

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TPA Client Success: City of South San Francisco Receives $67,590 Grant for Pee Wee Baseball Field Renovations

TPA congratulates the City of South San Francisco (a TPA client) for being awarded a grant in the amount of $67,590 from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund administered by the Major League Baseball Community. The proceeds from this grant will help fund the complete renovation of the Pee Wee Baseball Field at Brentwood Park, nestled in […]

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TPA Welcomes Director James Peterson

TPA is pleased to announce that James Peterson has joined the Firm to direct our offices in Washington, DC and Southern California. James will be responsible for leading federal advocacy efforts on behalf of TPA federal and state clients. James joined TPA after a long and distinguished 15-year career as a senior aide to U.S. […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: City of Parlier

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by the City of Parlier to provide federal and state advocacy and grant funding services. Incorporated in 1921, the City of Parlier can be found in the heart of the Central Valley.The City’s namesake derives from the DeParlier family that migrated from Springfield, […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: Malaga County Water District

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by the Malaga County Water District to provide state legislative and funding advocacy services. We look forward to supporting the District and their mission to manage the natural resources entrusted to them in order to provide reliable, high quality water supply, to provide healthy […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of San Leandro

TPA is honored that the City of San Leandro has asked us to continue to provide state advocacy services to protect and promote their legislative agenda in Sacramento. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. And kudos to TPA Senior Director Niccolo De Luca and TPA […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of Fullerton

TPA is honored that the City of Fullerton has asked us to continue to provide federal and state advocacy and grant writing services to protect and promote its legislative and funding agendas in Washington, DC and Sacramento. We look forward to our continued collaboration with the City to help transform their vision into legacy. Thank you […]

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TPA Client Showcase: Kings Canyon Unified School District

TPA is honored that the Kings Canyon Unified School District (KCUSD) has asked us to continue to provide federal and state advocacy and grant writing services to protect and promote its legislative and funding agendas in Washington, DC and Sacramento. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the District to help transform their vision into […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Aliso Viejo Breaks Ground on Dairy Fork Wetland and Habitat Restoration Project

TPA congratulates the City of Aliso Viejo (a TPA client) for breaking ground on their Dairy Fork Wetland and Habitat Restoration Project. The project was funded by a $568,100 grant the City received from the Measure M2 Environmental Cleanup Program administered by the Orange County Transportation Authority. This regional project will treat runoff from Aliso […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by the Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau (YMCTB) to provide federal and state advocacy services! We look forward to supporting YMCTB and its mission to promote the tourism economy of the Mariposa County region by attracting leisure and group overnight stays. To learn more […]

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TPA Client Showcase: Oakland Museum of California

TPA is honored that the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) has asked us to continue to provide federal, state, and local funding services and advocacy support. We look forward to our collaboration with OMCA to support their mission to inspire all Californians to create a more vibrant future for themselves and their communities. Thank you […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: Pinedale County Water District

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by the Pinedale County Water District (PCWD) to provide federal and state funding advocacy services! Formed in 1954, PCWD provides water to 2,400 residential and 550 commercial accounts in Fresno County. The District’s service area encompasses nearly 1,270 acres in the City of […]

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Townsend Public Affairs Ranks as Top Ten Lobbying Firm in 2015

Townsend Public Affairs is excited to announce that once again we have been ranked among the top ten lobbying firms registered in the State of California. The Secretary of State officially reported TPA as the ninth (9th) largest advocacy firm in California in terms of revenue received for all of 2015. TPA is proud to […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Orange Cove Wins $247,000 Grant for Safe Routes to School Project

TPA congratulates the City of Orange Cove and the Kings Canyon Unified School District (TPA clients) for being awarded a grant in the amount of $247,000 from the Regional Competitive Active Transportation Program (ATP) administered by the Fresno Council of Governments. The proceeds from this grant will help fund the construction of a comprehensive “Safe […]

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TPA Client Success: City of South San Francisco Wins $868,000 Grant for Pedestrian Safety

TPA congratulates the City of South San Francisco (a TPA client) for being awarded a grant in the amount of $868,000 from the Statewide and Small Urban & Rural Components of the Active Transportation Program (ATP) administered by the California Department of Transportation. The proceeds from this grant will help fund the Linden/Spruce Avenues traffic […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Brea Wins $652,000 Grant for Community-Wide Tracks Project

TPA congratulates the City of Brea (a TPA client) for being awarded a grant in the amount of $652,000 from the Regional Competitive Active Transportation Program (ATP) administered by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). The proceeds from this grant will help fund the final segment of the Tracks at Brea Project, and will […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Selma Receives $556,000 Grant for Pedestrian Safety

TPA congratulates the City of Selma (a TPA client) for being awarded two grants in the total amount of $556,000 from the Regional Competitive Active Transportation Program (ATP) administered by the Fresno Council of Governments. The proceeds from these grants will help fund both the implementation of an Active Transportation Plan as well as the […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Fowler Receives $111,350 Grant for Safe Routes to School Project

TPA congratulates the City of Fowler (a TPA client) for being awarded a grant in the amount of $111,350 from the Regional Competitive Active Transportation Program (ATP) administered by the Fresno Council of Governments. The proceeds from this grant will help fund the construction of the City’s “Safe Routes To School” project: pedestrian crossing facilities […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: City of Chowchilla

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by the City of Chowchilla to provide federal and state funding advocacy services! Incorporated in 1923, the City of Chowchilla derives its name from the indigenous American tribe of Chaushila Yokut Indians. With a population of almost 20,000 residents, the City is located […]

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TPA Client Showcase: Oakland Zoo

TPA is honored that the Oakland Zoo has asked us to continue to provide federal, state, and local legislative advocacy services to protect and promote its agenda in Washington, DC and Sacramento! TPA was proud to help the Oakland Zoo secure the passage of Assembly Bill 96 (Atkins), which helps to protect elephants and other […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: Computers 2 San Diego Kids

TPA is proud and honored to announce that we have been retained by Computers 2 SD Kids (C2SDK) to provide funding advocacy services. C2SDK is a nonprofit organization that believes all children and families in San Diego need to be computer literate and have equal access to technology. TPA will support the efforts of C2SDK […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Orange Cove Receives $50,000 Grant for Community Center

TPA congratulates the City of Orange Cove (a TPA client) for winning a grant in the amount of $50,000 from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. The proceeds from this grant will be used to pay for the rehabilitation and renovation of the City’s community center. Their application was awarded the maximum amount of funding […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of Palo Alto

TPA is honored that the City of Palo Alto has asked to continue to provide State legislative advocacy services to protect and promote its legislative agenda in Sacramento! We look forward to our continued collaboration with the City to help transform its vision into legacy.

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TPA New Client Showcase: City of Riverbank

TPA is proud and honored to announce we have been hired by the City of Riverbank to provide State and federal funding advocacy services! Riverbank is a growing community of over 23,000 residents located in Stanislaus County along the Stanislaus River in the heart of the Central Valley. (The City was formerly known as Burneyville […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Buena Park Receives $429,262 Grant for Recreational Trails

TPA congratulates the City of Buena Park (a TPA client) for winning a grant in the amount of $429,262 from the Clean Transportation Funding – MSRC (Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee) Program of the South Coast Air Quality Management District – SCAQMD. The proceeds from this grant will be used to build a […]

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