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Cedar River Group creates uncommon partnerships between our team of seasoned public policy experts and leaders in the diverse communities of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

We help clients…

Bring together public and private sector innovators, local communities and government agencies to do jointly what none can do alone.

Work through thorny issues, resolve disputes and engage stakeholders to find durable solutions.

Conduct strategic planning, develop grassroots outreach, facilitate group processes, launch new initiatives, and manage projects  to reach their aims.

Build public will, write grant proposals, and develop communication materials to garner support.

Project updates

Cedar River Group served as the facilitator for two Community Advisory Committees appointed by the Mayor of Seattle to advise in the search for the departmental leader of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and of Parks and Recreation. Each Advisory Committee developed selection criteria that informed the search process. The Mayor named the new SDOT Director in July 2014 and the new Parks Superintendent in February 2015.

The new minimum wage in the City of Seattle went into effect in April 2015. Cedar River Group was the facilitator for the Mayor’s Income Inequality Advisory Committee, with members from labor, business and nonprofits. The committee developed recommendations to phase in increases in the minimum wage, recognizing the complex conditions of employers and workers. The City Council reviewed the Mayor’s proposal, and developed and passed legislation in June 2014.

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