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 across the state. 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 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), 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 new Tappan Zee “Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge”) and the City of Bridgeport (Connecticut’s largest city). He also worked as Political and Finance 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, Attorney General George Jepsen, State Treasurer Denise Nappier and nationally targeted congressional candidates. Wood has also started, financed and managed many successful independent expenditure campaigns for candidates such as Speaker of the House Joseph Aresimowicz.
Wood was named to the Fairfield County Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list and has been appointed to several boards and committees, including: Co-Chair of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in Connecticut; Hillary for America Finance Committee Member; Governor Ned Lamont’s Transition Committee; Steel Point Development District Board President; The Business Council of Fairfield County; The Metro Hartford Alliance; The Bridgeport Regional Business Council; The Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation; Lifebridge Community Services; and the CT Sierra Club. He received his Bachelor of Art’s Degree from Haverford College and his MBA from the State University of New York at Albany.