Charmayne Anderson advocates for public agencies and nonprofit organizations on a variety of legislative and policy issues affecting their funding and program operations. With over two decades of experience, she designs and executes federal appropriations strategies and advances policy objectives on housing, economic and workforce development, transportation, and environment and water resources issues. Her activities also include advising on competitive grant opportunities, providing regulatory representation before federal agencies and coalition building with other groups with similar legislative or policy goals. Charmayne served on TFG’s Management Committee from 2006-2008 and chaired the firm’s Local Government Practice Group from 2010-2011. She currently serves as one of TFG’s liaisons to the US Conference of Mayors, the National League of Cities and the California League of Cities.
Charmayne has been successful over the years working on local community priorities nationwide. Her work includes securing federal resources to leverage public and private investments for community development, programs and services; obtaining federal legislative language for communities to address critical water and transportation infrastructure needs; and interfacing with federal agencies to help communities satisfy transportation, housing and environmental regulatory requirements. Her work with nonprofit organizations has involved engaging them in the public policy process, forging partnerships among federal policymakers and building networks of existing and prospective supporters. She champions quality education for underprivileged youth, workforce development, healthy living, and economic stability and development in our nation's urban core.
Prior to working at TFG, Charmayne served as a staff assistant in the House of Representatives for a congressional committee with jurisdiction over immigration, transportation and agricultural issues. Charmayne received her B.A. in Government and Politics, and her M.P.A. with a concentration in policy from George Mason University. She is a member of the Women in Government Relations, Women's Transportation Seminar and the California State Society.
Charmayne also volunteers with organizations that make a difference in the lives of children, which include the Maryland’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) organization, Fostering Futures in Howard County, MD and the Barker Adoption Foundation. She also actively participates in charitable events as a member of the Washington Redskin Cheerleader Alumni.