CIVITΛS Public Affairs Group

Our Work

Winning Advocacy & Public Affairs Campaigns.

From strengthening communities to enhancing common sense public policy and expanding equality, our team of seasoned professionals based in Washington, D.C., Boston, New York, and Chicago, is equipped with the know-how and network to get the job done.

Civitas works with leaders from across the political spectrum to forge bold, bipartisan government relations plans and to craft cutting-edge communications and marketing campaigns. We are at the helm of shaping public policy at the local, state, and federal levels. And we have the track record to prove it.

Civitas (siv'i-tas): Good citizenship with Individual and collective responsibility. Accepting certain obligations to one another and to future generations.

Our People

Patrick Guerriero and Bill Smith are the founding partners of Civitas Public Affairs Group. Working with in-house experts and leaders from across the political spectrum, the Civitas team forges bold, bipartisan government relations plans and crafts cutting-edge communications and marketing campaigns.

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Patrick Guerriero

Founding Partner

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Bill Smith

Founding Partner

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Katherine Grainger, Esq.

Principal

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Joanne Schwartz

Principal

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Dave Horwich

Principal

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James C. Dozier

Senior Associate

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Caleb Queen

Associate

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Elizabeth Hira, Esq.

Associate

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Patrick Phillippi

Associate

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Adrian Haro

Associate

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Chris Cordingley

Project Coordinator

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Michelle Carroll

Project Coordinator

Some of Our Clients

Civitas is proud to work with a variety of organizations addressing some of today's most critical issues. Below is a sampling of our clients and their successes.

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Federal Agencies Project

The Federal Agencies Project (FAP) seeks to bring about lasting policy changes that improve the lives and well being of all Americans.
Autism Speaks
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Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research on autism's causes, prevention, and treatments.
Fund for the Republic
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Fund for the Republic

By engaging the American public and funders, Fund for the Republic cultivates the resources necessary to achieve and defend substantive money-in-politics reforms.
True Colors Fund
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True Colors Fund

Founded by Cyndi Lauper, True Colors Fund seeks to bring an end to LGBT youth homelessness, and inspire everyone to actively participate in advancing equality for all.
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Gill Foundation

Built through the generosity and strategic vision of LGBT pioneer Tim Gill, the Gill Foundation is one of the nation's largest funders of work to achieve LGBT equality.
Project Right Side
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Project Right Side

Project Right Side provides research and analysis that supports the engagement of Republicans to improve the political climate for gay and lesbian issues across the political spectrum.

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In the News

March 27, 2014

Autism Speaks Working To Encourage Congress to Pass A National Plan on Autism

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Releases

July 1, 2014

Dave Horwich Joins Civitas As Principal, Firm To Open Chicago Office

May 15, 2014

Michelle Carroll Joins Civitas Public Affairs Group

March 4, 2014

Civitas Public Affairs Group Signs Amicus Brief Against Amendment Three

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