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Joel Epstein Communications Strategy advises local government, businesses, foundations and public initiatives on communications and campaign strategy, innovation, government affairs and corporate giving and philanthropy.

Joel is a New York- and Los Angeles-based urban policy and transportation communications strategist and writer. For Accelerator for America, he is currently writing an independent analysis of five cities' (Cincinnati, Nashville, Phoenix, Tampa  and Washington, DC) approaches to passing a local transit infrastructure funding measureJoel is also a senior advisor to LA MetroBrooklyn Community Services and other clients and the author of How to Pass a Mega Transportation Measure - LA County's Measure M Lessons Learned.

The Measure M report for LA Metro is a playbook for cities and counties interested in LA County’s model for funding transit and related municipal infrastructure construction.


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Core competencies: Writing, partnership development, issues advocacy, law and policy, crisis communications, PR, social media, government and community relations.

Joel's work has been cited in The New York Times, CityLabThe Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times , The Oregonian and Curbed.


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