To put it simply, relationships are essential to making things happen. So we develop and maintain relationships with elected officials and their staffs throughout Maryland, as well as with our Congressional representatives in Washington, D.C. We’re connected at every level of federal, state and local government, and we’re ready to put those relationships to work for you.
The industries and interests we serve include:
Land Growth and Development • Healthcare • Education • Utilities • Defense and Intelligence • Energy and Environment • Economic Development • Transportation and Public Safety • Nonprofit • Retail
Federal Government Relations
Influence in federal government circles does not happen overnight. Over time, our team has earned a respected reputation through a persistent presence and an in-depth understanding of the legislative, administrative and political processes of the federal government.
We enjoy professional relationships in both houses of Congress and at the highest levels of the executive branch. Those working relationships extend across party lines and include major committee chairs and ranking Congressional members.
For our clients, it means that we can help them access relevant information and earn the attention of key government officials as we work together to help you achieve your goals.
State Government Relations
G.S. Proctor & Associates has a strong and visible presence in Annapolis, representing a variety of multinational corporations, regional and local businesses, governments, trade associations and grassroots organizations.
During each legislative session, we secure funds for local governments, work with legislators to craft legislation that encourages and sustains economic growth, support initiatives for local communities, and advocate for multinational corporations.
We help our clients build relationships with legislative members and executive-level officials. We position clients to win contracts from state agencies. We monitor and act on legislation vital to our clients’ interests. As our diverse client list suggests, we can successfully advocate for all of your legislative and executive needs with commitment, expertise and integrity.
Local Government Relations
Our team works at the county level to assist in matters ranging from planning, zoning and economic development to wage and benefit matters. With our firm’s understanding of client goals and community needs, we are experts at developing long-term “good neighbor” relationships that benefit everyone.
G.S. Proctor & Associates has secured grants, amendments and approvals through outreach efforts that ensure all interested parties are partners in progress.
We assist clients with grant writing, securing funds, developing policy issues and planning for infrastructure development. We also create opportunities for clients to participate in discussions affecting public policy on the local and state levels. The strong support we’ve built in the state legislature has helped fund major infrastructure projects and secured millions of dollars on behalf of our municipal clients.
How We Do It
- Representation of clients on state and local procurement matters
- Direct lobbying and client advocacy with elected and appointed officials
- Monitoring and vetting legislation
- Arranging meetings or presentations with members of the Maryland General Assembly, Maryland Congressional Delegation or state agency representatives
- Drafting of legislation or amendments
- Assisting in the preparation of client testimony and drafting position papers
- Testifying before legislative committees on the client’s behalf
- Preparation of federal appropriations earmarks requests and federal grant program applications
- Representation before local government officials on development and zoning matters
- Business development consulting and marketing