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At TPA, we are always working to champion the communities we serve. From community partnerships to drafting legislation and securing funding, chances are we have something exciting to share. Keep up with all our latest initiatives here.

City of Turlock Awarded $500,000 Grant for Community Oriented Policing

Nov 30, 2020

TPA congratulates the City of Turlock for being awarded a grant in the amount of $500,00 from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program administered by the U.S. Department of Justice.

In 2019, hiring in the City’s Police Department was severely affected by the City’s financial situation. Because of those staffing issues, four Neighborhood Resource Officer (N.R.O.) positions remained vacant. With this grant the City is now able to replace those officers and continue its primary objective of enhancing the safety of children in schools and building engagement with surrounding neighborhoods.

This latest achievement is another example of the commitment of the City to pursue its mission to protect and promote the quality of life of its residents and the prosperity of its businesses.

Congratulations Turlock!

City of Vallejo Awarded $5,114,754 for Community Oriented Policing

Nov 25, 2020

TPA congratulates the City of Vallejo for being awarded a grant in the amount of $5,114,754 from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program administered by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The City will use these funds to hire eight new officers, who will contribute to the reforms recommended in a recent internal assessment, including reducing overtime, making more time and resources available for de-escalation training, and afford officers more time to interact and develop relationships with neighborhoods and individual members of the public. This funding will also help the City seek out applicants who bring a range of experiences and perspectives to the job, and might have a heightened ability to relate to disparate groups within the City.

This latest achievement is another example of the commitment of the City to pursue its mission to protect and promote the quality of life of its residents and the prosperity of its businesses.

Congratulations Vallejo!

Client Showcase: Merced County Association of Governments

Nov 23, 2020

TPA is honored that 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.

We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with MCAG to help transform their vision into legacy.

Thank you, MCAG!

Client Showcase: City of Walnut Creek

Oct 29, 2020

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!

Client Showcase: City of Avalon

Oct 29, 2020

TPA is honored to announce that the City of Avalon 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, Avalon!

Laura Kroeger Promoted to Senior Associate

Aug 17, 2020

Townsend Public Affairs, Inc. is proud to announce that Laura Kroeger has been promoted to the position of Senior Associate in the TPA Federal Office.

Laura provides federal advocacy and funding support to a diverse set of clients, including cities, counties, water districts, sanitation districts, other special districts, and non-profit organizations.

Since joining TPA in 2016, Laura has developed policy expertise for a variety of federal issues, including education, immigration, housing, law enforcement, environmental hazards, agriculture, tax policy, public lands, rural issues, and workforce development.

Congratulations TPA Senior Associate Laura Kroeger!

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