Building a Coalition

On February 16, 2005, the Kyoto Protocol took effect in the 141 countries that ratified it, which did not include the United States. Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels decided that if our national leaders would not sign on, perhaps American cities could take action on their own. Find Out More.

Boosting Involvement

Research showed that the American public felt that the foster care system was largely dysfunctional and too complex. Fewer and fewer people were listing foster care as an important social issue. Casey Family Programs sought to reverse the trend by spurring greater public awareness and involvement. Find Out More.

Advocating a Vision

The Nisqually earthquake in 2001 left the Alaskan Way Viaduct standing, yet vulnerable to collapse. What to do about the structure became an immediate top priority when Mayor Greg Nickels took office in January 2002. Mayor Nickels was a strong advocate for replacing the viaduct with a tunnel in order to open up the city's waterfront - a once in a lifetime opportunity for the city. What the administration needed was to solidify majority support for that approach. Find Out More.

Clients usually first come to us with a specific need. It might be as straight-forward as promoting a big new contract or as broad as wanting to figure out how to make their communications more effective. At Bichsel Public Affairs, we use a variety of tools to meet our clients' needs. Our tool chest has three compartments. Please click on each for descriptions of the services we provide.