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Policy decisions in Washington often have far-reaching impacts and in today’s rapidly changing landscape, influencing government action is a challenging endeavor. A successful outcome requires knowing whom to contact and when, communicating the right message and coordinating the effort.

Founded in 1997, Dawson & Associates provides a powerful voice for its clients across a wide array of critical governmental domains including the federal environmental regulatory policy and process, water resources funding and appropriations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works planning, and federal procurement strategy development. We work with our clients to analyze a situation, assess the risk, identify goals, and anticipate future challenges. We have a successful track record of developing innovative solutions tailored to the specific needs of our clients.

"Our team works together with our clients, building trust, results, and successful long-term relationships. That has and always will be the Dawson & Associates model."

Robert Dawson

Client success is built upon the broad foundation of the senior-level federal experience Dawson & Associates assembles to help clients reach their objectives. No other firm can match our team’s collective decades of experience in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Interior, Department of Justice, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Department of Transportation, the Office of Management and Budget, and in the U.S. Congress.  Many members of the Dawson & Associates team have been nationally recognized within their respective fields of expertise for significant contributions to our Nation.  

Our experienced leaders work closely with clients to develop and implement a timely, effective government relations strategy. Our approach, whether in the legislative process or through Executive Branch action or both, is to help our clients shape winning strategies that include reaching decisionmakers and articulating compelling, timely messages.

At Dawson & Associates, we recognize the importance of professional advocacy to help citizens 

participate in the governing process and to provide the compelling, technically-based rationale needed

to prevail. Exceptional client satisfaction and results driven professionalism are the hallmarks of all we do.

Expert Advocacy

Dawson and Associates has an unmatched understanding of the federal water resource regulatory agencies, allowing us to assist our clients and the agencies in a mutually beneficial way.

Project Risk Assessment

Our team’s federal and private experience give us the expertise necessary to assess our clients’ situations and develop strategies that help them overcome these challenges.

Technical Services

The Dawson & Associates team offers several technical services for clients in need of specific, targeted and specialized expertise to address challenges that do not require government advocacy.

"Our success in securing federal approvals for the liquefied natural gas plant project is a credit to the expertise and relationships that Dawson & Associates brought to us. With Dawson's help, we were able to work directly at both the staff and command levels in the Army Corps of Engineers."

Puget Sound Energy

Bellevue, WA

Dawson & Associates is proud to support these fine charities:

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