We have firsthand knowledge of the way
government works, strong Washington ties,
and a client focused approach.

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A Washington Government Affairs Company

For more than four decades, Smith Dawson & Andrews (SDA) has developed a comprehensive approach to strategic government relations and public affairs that meets and exceeds the interests and goals of our clients. Through our multifaceted approach rooted in honesty, integrity, and ethics, SDA has maintained its reputation as a trusted partner on Capitol Hill and across federal agencies. Our long-lasting client partnerships are supported by our demonstrated record of results and relationship building that resonates beyond our successes.

“The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ) has worked with Smith, Dawson & Andrews for nearly three decades.  It’s been a great pleasure to work with the SDA team to develop and execute our policy agenda on Capitol Hill and within the Executive Branch.  SDA’s ability to develop relationships on both sides of the aisle is fundamental to helping us advocate on behalf of our members for the Foreign-Trade Zones program.”
Jeffrey J. Tafel, CAEPresident, NAFTZ-National Association of Foreign Trade Zones

“The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) has been working with Smith Dawson & Andrews for almost a decade and consider them to be an integral part in achieving our federal and legislative goals. They are proven professionals, have been instrumental in making sure RTA’s policy priorities are reaching the right audiences, and provide consistently helpful strategic advice to our organization.”
Leanne ReddenExecutive Director, Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Chicago, Illinois

“Smith Dawson & Andrews has worked with our County for many years, and as a result, we have been able to achieve much policy, regulatory, and legislative successes. SDA has also been instrumental in assisting the County in identifying and receiving grants over the years that have contributed greatly to our community.”
Alex CuylerDirector of Intergovernmental Relations, Lane County, OR

“The SDA team has been instrumental in our legislative and regulatory priorities in Washington, D.C. by leveraging their deep experience and understanding of federal transportation policy. The engagement of ACT’s national membership by SDA has helped our organization elevate our priorities and get recognized as an important voice on national transportation policy.”
David StrausExecutive Director Association for Commuter Transportation

“Smith Dawson & Andrews helped us secure approval of a Letter of Intent for a $350M loan for a Waste Water Treatment Plant under the EPA’s WIFIA program. The loan was to help fund a $1B water treatment plant. Prior to our retaining SDA, the City had applied unsuccessfully.”
Drew CorbettCity Manager, City of San Mateo


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