Advocacy Services

TFG 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

27 November 2023

TFG Presents 2024 Congressional Calendar

The Ferguson Group (TFG) compiled a 2024 Congressional Calendar with session and recess dates for the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate 118th congressional session. 

Latest TFG News

TFG Boosts Efficiency – Hires New Operations Manager, Laura Cosenzo 29 January 2024

TFG Boosts Efficiency – Hires New Operations Manager, Laura Cosenzo

Laura brings over 15 years of operations experience to drive efficiency and streamline processes at TFG.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – TFG proudly announces the appointment of Laura Cosenzo as Operations Manager, a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience in driving operational efficiency and effectiveness as well as documenting and streamlining processes. Laura will utilize her extensive experience to implement best practices, provide strategic leadership, and support TFG’s expanding suite of advocacy, grant, and consulting services to a rapidly growing roster of clients nationwide.

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Chris Cummins

Chris Cummins

Legislative and Policy Director

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