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.
- 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.
- 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