Local Government

Understanding the complex relationship between federal and local governments requires experience and a depth of knowledge about a wide variety of issues impacting communities across the country. The Thorn Run Partners team has over a century of combined experience producing measurable results for our local government clients. TRP represents more than 45 local governments, special districts, public utilities, and transportation authorities from across the country, including everything from small rural communities to large urban areas.
We help clients navigate and influence the federal appropriations and grant processes to secure federal funding for local infrastructure projects, in addition to driving policy and regulatory changes.
Results are no longer accomplished through a simple earmark; they require sustained engagement through the legislative and regulatory processes. During their careers, the TRP Local Government team has helped clients secure billions for their needs as well as deliver policy wins that in some cases dwarf the value of funded projects.
Minor policy or regulatory changes in Washington have dramatic impacts on local government operations and budgets. TRP offers a tailored and personal approach to representation to support each of our clients’ diverse needs.
TRP’s local government team prides itself on direct, frequent, and targeted communication with our clients. We take the time to truly understand our clients’ local assets, priorities, and areas of concern. This proactive approach allows us to position our clients to take advantage of new opportunities and to protect and prepare themselves from regulatory impacts.
Thorn Run Partners 2023
As the largest local government practice among the top-20 federal government relations firms, our team has unparalleled expertise on policy areas such as transportation, water resources, infrastructure, public safety, economic development, natural resources, affordable housing, and health care, among other issues.
TRP’s broad experience representing local governments — combined with its collaborative, communicative, and proactive approach — offers our clients the best opportunity to further their goals in Washington.