City & State offers a full range of public affairs services, including grassroots organizing, communications, and advocacy. Our principals have strong relationships with Governor Lamont, commissioners, legislators, and key constituency groups. In particular, the firm has close ties to the environmental, labor, business, urban, and faith communities. The firm also has over 20 years of experience in conducting successful paid and earned media advocacy campaigns - working for clients including the Pew Charitable Trusts, The Third Way, Anbaric Wind, the American Association for Justice, Tesla, the YES Network (Yankees Entertainment & Sports), The Marijuana Policy Project, United for Innovation, United for Patent Reform, The Campaign for Consumer Choice (Coalition to Oppose Major Healthcare Company Mergers such as the CIGNA/ ANTHEM merger), ConnectiCare, Direct Energy, the Sierra Club, Consumers for Sensible Energy (Gas Pipeline Opposition), Scientific Games Corporation, RCI Marine, Harbor Yard Amphitheater/Live Nation, and major state municipalities and utilities.
City & State’s principal, Adam Wood, recently served on Governor Ned Lamont’s transition committee. He has worked in the past as Chief of Staff of the New York State Thruway Authority (overseeing the country’s largest public infrastructure project – construction of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge) and the City of Bridgeport (Connecticut’s largest city). He also worked as Director of the Connecticut State Democratic Party, State Senate spokesman and senior advisor, strategist, and campaign manager for numerous statewide campaigns including Governor Ned Lamont, successful campaigns for Attorney General and State Treasurer, and nationally targeted congressional candidates.
Wood was named to the Fairfield County Business Journal's 40 Under 40 list and has served on several boards and committees, including Co-Chair of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in Connecticut; Governor Ned Lamont's Transition Committee; Steel Point Development District Board President; The Metro Hartford Alliance; The Bridgeport Regional Business Council; The Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation; Lifebridge Community Services; the CT League of Conservation Voters and the CT Sierra Club. He received his Bachelor of Art’s Degree from Haverford College and an MBA from the State University of New York at Albany.