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


Bill Smith

Founding Partner


Katherine Grainger, Esq.



Joanne Schwartz



Dave Horwich



James C. Dozier

Senior Associate


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Elizabeth Hira, Esq.



Patrick Phillippi



Adrian Haro



Chris Cordingley

Project Coordinator


Michelle Carroll

Project Coordinator

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Charlotte Wilson

Office Manager

Some of Our Clients

Below is a sampling of our past and present clients and their successes.

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All Out

All Out is a global, grassroots network of more than 2.1 million people working toward full equality for LGBT people across the world.
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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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Issue One

By engaging the American public and funders, Issue One cultivates the resources necessary to achieve and defend substantive money-in-politics reforms.
Tim Gill
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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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October 13, 2014

Charlotte Wilson joins Civitas as Office Manager in DC Office

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