Twelve years ago, Brandy and Jeff launched the Tomhave Group from their kitchen table in Baltimore, determined to help rural and tribal communities across the United States. Both once worked on Capitol Hill and K Street in Washington, D.C., where each discovered that most federal decision makers can not find an Indian Reservation on a map. Many too, ignore the rest of rural America. Few understand the challenges of living without water, electricity, law enforcement, 911, ambulances, telephones or paved roads.
The Tomhave Group, Inc. is a government relations consulting firm that specializes in lobbying for the America D.C. forgot. Since our founding in 2003, we have secured approximately $110 million in project monies and $82.72 million in program funding for their clients. That includes $15 million dollars for road and water projects in counties the U.S. Census classifies as “frontier.” That equals a 193% return on client’s investment in us. Our 30 plus years of combined experience advocating for the policies, programs and resources that counties and tribes need to improve their services.
On April 25, 2014, Navajo County, Arizona submitted testimony to Congress that we wrote in support of their Little Colorado River at Winslow Levee Feasibility Study. This Study is a joint partnership between the County and Army Corps of Engineers that lays the groundwork necessary to improve Winslow’s flood protection and remove it from a 100 year flood zone. Navajo County was the only jurisdiction in America to submit testimony to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that advocates the unique interests of a small, rural, tribal community.
Navajo-Hopi Observer, March 18, 2014: