Albany is the capital of Mower’s public affairs practice.

Located just steps from the State Capitol, the public affairs team in Mower’s Albany office helps organizations gain government approval for major business investments, navigate regulatory processes and procedures, and mitigate reputational risk so their businesses can succeed.

We specialize in community engagement, issues management, facility siting and the planning and execution of public meetings. Our team shapes, targets and communicates messages that resonate with decision-makers and the public.

Some examples:

  • Mower led the community outreach needed to receive the approval of the state’s key regulatory bodies (SEQRA, Article VII and CPCN) and local zoning boards in Maine and New York for AVANGRID’s $2 billion transmission upgrade project.
  • We helped Lafarge North America gain public support and regulatory approval for the expansion of its cement manufacturing facility in Ravena.
  • We provided 18 months of complex outreach to a range of stakeholders, ultimately winning approval to build a 330-mile underwater and underground transmission line for Transmission Developers Incorporated.
  • Our public affairs team helped the New York State Association of REALTORS® advance a nation-leading proposal to create a savings incentive program for first-time home buyers. The proposal earned strong bipartisan support in the New York State Legislature.
  • We created a suite of videos for Discover Albany, promoting the unique attractions in the city’s downtown and highlighting the Visitor Champion program, which partners with local travel and tourism businesses.
  • We help financial institutions across the country strengthen community relationships.
  • We publicize live entertainment productions, including Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Disney On Ice and Monster Jam.

Our nine-office network allows us to tap into a deep bench of resources, ranging from digital to media, advertising and more, helping you develop tailored strategies and spark meaningful connections between you and your audiences. Mower is a leader in marketing, advertising and public relations.

We have specialized media training and crisis communications services that can help protect your brand. The Albany office hosts half- and full-day reputation management training sessions for a variety of clients to prevent and prepare them for the tough moments every organization dreads.

We teach how to develop key messages and effectively communicate them both internally and externally in the most pivotal moments. We train spokespersons to be media-ready and anticipate the kinds of questions that will arise, helping you handle them without damaging your reputation so you can return to business as usual.

Beyond the training, we have years of experience in strategy development and implementation of successful public relations and public affairs campaigns.

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John Lacey

Director, Public Relations

30 South Pearl Street, Suite 710 | Albany, NY 12207