Renne Public Policy Group (RPPG), a division of Renne Public Law Group (RPLG), welcomes Maira Durazo as its newest grant writing associate. Maira’s professional track record includes securing millions of dollars in grant funding, with a professional commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through her work in public service.
Renne Public Policy Group announced that Jake Whitaker has been promoted to Director of Grant Services, effective September 1. With a proven track record of bringing in millions of state and federal dollars for local public agencies, Jake’s unique ability to tell the story of public agencies and nonprofits consistently produces successful, highly competitive grant applications. In this interview, Jake discusses his approach, the firm’s philosophy, and his vision for the future.
One year after its June 2021 launch, Renne Public Policy Group’s (RPPG) nascent grant writing service, helmed by Manager of Grant Writing and Research Jake Whitaker, has worked to secure over $29 million in funding for clients in this first year, including the City of Bakersfield, City of Redwood City, and San Bernardino Community College District.
Here, Alyssa, shares news of her new role advocating for local government issues vital to RPPG clients.
The Renne Public Policy Group (RPPG) continues to add senior level policy expertise with the addition of Alyssa Silhi, who joins the firm as a Director of Government Affairs. Alyssa brings 15 years of legislative advocacy experience to the firm, having spent the last two years with the California Special District Association (CSDA).
RPPG welcomes experienced grant writer and trained project manager Jake Whitaker to the team as Manager of Grant Writing and Research.
Sharon Gonsalves has joined the Renne Public Policy Group (RPPG) as Director of Government Affairs.
Dan Carrigg, former Deputy Executive Director and Legislative Director for the League of California Cities, has joined the Renne Public Policy Group as a Senior Policy Advisor.
Housing, Contracting, Wildfires and More: Legislative Update – 2020 Trends and First Legislative Deadline
With this year as the final year of the two-year session, Members are making the last push to successfully complete their policy goals and campaign promises before heading back to their districts for the fall recess. With thousands of measures awaiting committee referrals making sense of what is “out there” can be somewhat of a challenge for a variety of reasons.
The Renne Public Policy Group is officially open for business, with the League of California Cities as its first client.