Advocacy Services

The Ferguson Group offers a broad range of advocacy services to help individual clients, consortia of clients, and national organizations prepare and bring their messages to Washington D.C. We help put our clients face-to-face with decision-makers and program officers that control federal funding and direct policy. We obtain key information to help clients ask the right questions of key decision-makers. TFG gives our clients a competitive advantage by helping them make their visits to Capitol Hill as efficient and effective as possible. 

Why Choose TFG?

  • Meeting scheduling, coordination, and preparation
  • Message development and execution
  • Grassroots advocacy coordination
  • Background material design, drafting, and printing
  • Relationship building on and off Capitol Hill
  • Fly-in event organization and management

 

Case Studies

National Association of Towns and Townships

An update to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices included a provision requiring state and local governments to replace warning and ground-mounted guide signs with signs meeting a minimum retroreflectivity standard. The change triggered significant costs to local governments. Working on behalf of the National Association of Towns and Townships, TFG led successful efforts to eliminate these requirements. Ultimately, the U.S. Department of Transportation changed the rule to require a minimum retroreflectivity standard for replacing signs only when those signs reach the end of their useful life.

R3 Water Partners

The R3 Water Partners, comprised of the City of Roseville, the City of Folsom, and the San Juan Water District in California, banded together to present a uniform regional approach on water supply. The nearly fifteen year partnership has generated a variety of successes for the region including advocating for the use of forecast based operations at Folsom Reservoir and the implementation of modern watershed monitoring technologies in the American River watershed and creating a specific authority under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to enhance water supply delivery infrastructure in the region.

Manufacturing Alliance of Communities

Working on behalf of the Manufacturing Alliance of Communities (MAC), TFG has successfully advocated for several major policy victories, from the creation of "manufacturing hubs" supported by the Obama Administration to the expansion of federal resources to revitalize and build infrastructure. The MAC is also the visionary behind the Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response ("RACER") Trust, the third largest holder of industrial property in America and the largest environmental response and remediation trust in U.S. history, with over $700 million in assets.

Services & Issue Areas of Expertise

Transportation

Transportation

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Broadband & Telecommunications

Broadband & Telecommunications

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Economic & Community Development/Housing

Economic & Community Development/Housing

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Environment & Sustainability

Environment & Sustainability

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Health Care & Social Services

Health Care & Social Services

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Public Safety

Public Safety

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Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

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Flood Issues

Flood Issues

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Water Resources

Water Resources

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US Congressional Calendar

28 June 2021

TFG 2021 Congressional Calendar

The Ferguson Group (TFG) compiled a 2021 Congressional Calendar with important House and Senate dates.

The Ferguson Group (TFG) compiled a 2021 Calendar with session and recess dates for the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate 117th Congressional session. The calendar also includes the titles of Members of Congress in Senate and House leadership for the 117th Congress. Read more to view and download the calendar. 

Latest TFG News

24 August 2021

TFG To Present on Water Infrastructure Funding Opportunities in American Water Works Association Workshop

Leading minds behind WIFIA legislation, TFG to share information on WIFIA and SRF with public utilities in workshop presentation.

The Ferguson Group (TFG) Principal and Manager of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Stephanie Missert, will join the American Water Works Association (AWWA) tomorrow, Wednesday, August 25th at 1:25 – 2:25 P.M. ET to virtually present “How States Make SRF and WIFIA Work”.

Meet a Team Member

Lane Dickson

Lane Dickson

Principal

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