Southwest Strategies Bolsters Government Relations Team with New Hires

Jan 19, 2022

Leading Statewide Agency Continues to Broaden Client Offerings

SAN DIEGO, CA (November 12, 2021) ––  Southwest Strategies, one of California’s leading public affairs and public outreach firms is pleased to announce the addition of two of our newest Managers of Public Affairs, Chloe Triplett; and Harry Bubbins.

“Chloe and Harry are strong additions to our government relations team. Chloe has extensive public policy experience having worked for the City of San Diego, while Harry adds significant land use experience working in New York on major development projects. Their combined track records offer our clients added depth on complex policy initiatives,” said Elizabeth Hansen, President.

Chloe joins Southwest Strategies from the City of San Diego, where she served as the Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee Consultant for Councilmember Monica Montgomery Steppe. While in this position, Chloe provided crucial public safety policy expertise, implemented strategies to ensure the success of the Committee, and cultivated relationships between local community organizations, policy advocates, and City Hall officials. Her expertise led a number of concrete policy changes, including the creation of an independent Commission on Police Practices, which is now able to conduct independent investigations into allegations of police misconduct, subpoena witnesses, and perform strengthened oversight roles, as well as the passage of an ordinance that ensures the transparency, accountability, and oversight of surveillance technology, and guarantees that the public can understand the potential civil rights and civil liberties impact of proposed technology solutions prior to the acquisition by the city.

In her role as Manager of Public Affairs, Chloe focuses on large-scale, complex public projects and issues pertinent to the continued development of the San Diego region.

Harry joins Southwest Strategies from New York City, where he focused on increasing community accessibility to green space in the South Bronx and broadening stakeholder participation in waterfront development along the Harlem and East Rivers. His advocacy led to the investment of hundreds of thousands of dollars in local parks and earned him an Environmental Justice Award from the Professional Staff Congress, the union that represents 30,000 faculty and staff at the City University of New York. Most recently he worked with the largest membership organization in lower Manhattan, Village Preservation (formerly the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation), analyzing and regularly providing testimony on complex zoning and development projects, engaging with elected officials and staff, and specializing in outreach strategies to diverse constituencies in Chinatown and the Lower East Side, with a focus on developing alliances with union members and tenant rights groups. He was responsible for organizing numerous public events including a city-wide forum on zoning and development held at NYU Law School. He was also responsible for the organization’s Historic Plaque Program, working with property owners and regulatory bodies to place markers to note the residencies of Alex Haley, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lorraine Hansberry, Jane Jacobs, and many other important cultural icons.

In his role as Manager of Public Affairs, Harry works on transportation projects and other issues pertinent to the region’s continued economic growth and development.

 

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