Update: congratulation to our client (in partnership with Washington2 Advocates) the Keep Spokane Moving coalition who helped Washington State acquire a $10 million TIGER 4 grant (link to article). Before this award, no project in the nation had received a second TIGER grant.

Larry Ehl has spent most of his career demystifying government and creating advocacy solutions for stakeholders who don’t have the time or resources/expertise to do so themselves. When he is not writing articles for Transportation Issues Daily, he is providing targeted advocacy support to:

  • public agencies, private private companies and associations who don’t have government relations staff or a federal lobbyist, and
  • public relations and government relations companies.
Larry “Gets” government relations as a result of his many years of professional and personal involvement in the private sector and local, state and federal governments:
  • In the public sector, as Federal Relations Manager for Washington State DOT; Chief of Staff to US Senator Slade Gorton; and as a twice-elected member of the Edmonds School Board.
  • In the private sector, as Director of Corporate and Government Relations for Fisher Companies, Inc., and as an executive in advertising, and finance, at a major LA-based retail company headquarters.
  • In the non-profit sector, as a volunteer on the Cascade Land Conservancy Board and also chaired the Snohomish County Board.
Some of Larry’s achievements:
  • Larry was centrally involved with securing $220 million for WSDOT’s Alaskan Way viaduct project in SAFETEA-LU and $35 million TIGER I grant for WSDOT’s NSC project.
  • He assisted Washington’s congressional delegation in directing over $1 billion in grants and earmarks to state and local agency projects.
  •  More recently he assisted in securing a $10 million TIGER IV grant for the North Spokane Corridor on behalf of client Keep Spokane Moving coalition
Larry’s strategic advice and expertise is sought out by coalitions and local agencies hoping to secure federal transportation funds.
Contact him for more information.