SWTHA ASSOCIATE MEMBER LIST
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Big Water Consulting
Kevin Klingbeil, Managing Director
5405 Leary Ave NW, Suite 2
Seattle, WA 98107
Big Water Consulting is a growing research, data analytics and mapping consulting firm located in Seattle, Washington. Big Water’s clients range from tribal governments and tribal programs to domestic and international nonprofit organizations to research departments at world-renowned universities. We pride ourselves on promoting lasting data and mapping-related capacity-building for our clients and filling data gaps for unique, diverse and often underserved communities and ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest, the United States and throughout the world. Big Water works with its tribal clients to design and implement program online, mail-out, event-based and door-to-door surveys, needs assessments, market studies, strategic planning and program evaluation processes, and field-based mapping of infrastructure, land parcels and other resources. These processes utilize locally-hired managers and field staff and seek to transfer as much technical capacity as possible to the client during the course of the project.
Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)
Stanley Keasling, Chief Executive Officer
3120 Freeboard Drive Suite 201
West Sacramento, CA 95691-5010
(916) 447-9832 ext. 1002
RCAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. RCAC provides a wide range of community development services for rural and Native American communities and community-based organizations in 13 western states. Program areas include affordable housing development, environmental infrastructure development and community development finance, as well as leadership and economic development training and technical assistance. RCAC’s Loan Fund fills financing gaps, serving in areas that conventional markets traditionally neglect, and offers financing for affordable housing development, environmental infrastructure, community facilities and small businesses in rural locations. RCAC is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).
Alexandria Murnan, Project Coordinator
310 W. 19th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64108
Founded in 1995, Travois is a mission-driven consulting firm focused exclusively on promoting housing and economic development for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.
• Expertise. Our team members are proficient in the complex programs we work in, and we will help pull some of the weight, so you can meet your community’s needs.
• Finance. We raise capital for affordable housing and economic development primarily through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program.
• Support. Travois provides the guidance you need to ensure that your development secures financing, progresses through each milestone, and meets all regulations and requirements.
Julie Rees, Principal
2 North Central Avenue, Suite 1150
Phoenix AZ 85004
Experience, Integrity and Results are the defining characteristics of our firm which was created in 2002 and has established itself as Arizona’s premier lobbying and public affairs consulting firm having been ranked as the number one lobbying firm by the Phoenix Business Journal for the past seven consecutive years.
The Triadvocates team has first-hand knowledge and experience with all aspects of navigating government. Our extensive contacts, strong bi-partisan relationships with, and access to local, state and federal officials make us effective advocates for our clients. Just as importantly, we have the ability to distill complex issues into digestible messages and to develop effective communication strategies to give voice to our clients’ concerns.
We share a unique and deep commitment to delivering direct, hands-on and collaborative service. Whether clients require assistance with lobbying, policy and advocacy, government marketing or economic development initiatives, Triadvocates’ consultants consistently approach all client service work as a team. When you hire one of us, you hire the entire Triadvocates’ team. With each client engagement, one member of the team serves as the single point of contact for relationship management purposes, with other members of the team designated as direct-service providers for the engagement, and the remaining members of the team available to assist as necessary. This model effectively serves our clients and allows us to take advantage of the full range of the background, experience and relationships enjoyed by each member of our team.