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.
SDA has been a trusted partner of the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones for the past three decades. Jim and Brian’s insightful understanding of the legislative process and their solid strategic judgment have greatly enhanced our ability to pursue our public policy objectives. The respect that SDA enjoys throughout NAFTZ is a result of the dedication and personal involvement they bring to every assignment.
“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.”
Executive 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.”
Director of Intergovernmental Relations, Lane County, OR
“Smith Dawson & Andrews has helped guide our County’s federal advocacy work and has helped our elected officials make measurable progress in our nation’s capitol. Having worked with SDA for so long, I have seen first-hand the professional and detailed approach they take on advancing our County’s efforts.”
County Board Chief of Staff, Will County, IL
“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.”
City Manager, City of San Mateo
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Happy 40th SDA!
2021 marks a very special year for Smith Dawson & Andrews (SDA) as we celebrate our 40th anniversary. SDA has accomplished a lot together during our first 40 years by playing an integral role in helping countless businesses, state and local governments, nonprofits and associations achieve their goals.
We would like to especially thank our employees, our clients and our partners – people who have made the company’s success possible. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with talented, dedicated and passionate people every day. As we celebrate this four-decade milestone, we are excited about the future, and truly thankful to have you along for the ride.