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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 communications strategist and writer focused on transportation, public space, workforce development and other critical urban issues. 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 measure similar to Los Angeles County’s Measure M transportation sales tax. Joel is also a senior advisor to Brooklyn Community Services and other companies and the author of How to Pass a Mega Transportation Measure - LA County's Measure M Lessons Learned.

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


  • Infrastructure & Transportation.

  • Government.o

  • Real Estate.

  • Legal.

  • Philanthropy & Community Investment.

  • City Services.

  • Agricultural Products & CPG.

  • Travel.

  • Environment.

  • Education & Healthcare.

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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