Fresno COG Legislative Advocacy Trips

2024 One Voice D.C. – March 18-20, 2024

Fresno COG One Voice D.C. documents:

Priority Summary Brochure

Priority Summary Matrix

2024 Delegation

Sponsor Thank You

Fresno Council of Governments (Fresno COG) began its “One Voice” effort in 2003 to seek federal funding for projects of broad, community benefit to Fresno County. For 16 years Fresno COG’s public-private delegation selected prioritized projects and visited Congressional and federal departmental representatives in Washington, D.C. to pursue funding and grant opportunities. Building on the broad-based coalition Fresno COG assembled, Congressional representatives and their staff welcomed and encouraged these face-to-face communications as a means of assisting federal representatives to identify, prioritize and shepherd much-needed projects and programs through the federal budgetary process.

One Voice Advocacy trips focus on a core group of regional projects and priorities around which the broadest group within the county can unite. The One Voice delegation advocates for funding programs crucial to regional projects that may collectively seek hundreds of millions of dollars through federal discretionary grant programs. Each year from 2003 through 2019, Fresno COG’s One Voice delegation sought funding sources for projects that appealed to federal decision makers and advocated for congressional and federal agency support during the competitive grant process. By advocating for policy and regulatory reform, Fresno COG’s One Voice effort was responsible for legislation that today streamlines the way federal and state agencies work together while eliminating unnecessary procedures so government agencies and the business community can work together seamlessly toward job creation for our communities.

Due in large part to the Covid 19 Pandemic, Fresno COG has not hosted a One Voice Advocacy Trip since 2019. 

Contact Fresno COG Deputy Director, Robert Phipps at or Fresno COG staff member Brenda Thomas at with any questions. 

Special thanks to the 2024 trip sponsors:

2019 One Voice D.C. – May 4-9, 2019

2019 Delegation Listing

2019 Priorities Summary Brochure

One Voice efforts reap a considerable harvest:   
Please take a moment to read about the “fruits” of One Voice advocacy trips over 17 years.

2018 One Voice D.C. – April 21-26, 2018


2018 Fresno COG One Voice D.C. Priorities Summary

2018 One Voice D.C. Delegate Listing


2017 One Voice D.C. – April 29 – May 4, 2017

2017 One Voice D.C. Priority Summary Brochure
2017 One Voice D.C. Priorities Listing with Speaker Assignments
2017 One Voice D.C. Sponsor Listing


2016 One Voice D.C. – April 16-21, 2016

2016 One Voice D.C. Final Meeting Agenda
Meeting Summaries
2016 One Voice Summary Brochure
2016 Fruits of One Voice Brochure