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320 North Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90004
United States

Office Phone: (323) 466-3445
Fax: (323) 466-8653

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Cerrell Associates has been a leader in the California and national public affairs arena for more than four decades. The firm is differentiated by its focus on the world of politics, public affairs and the media, and by the diversity of its staff. Drawn from a range of backgrounds, Cerrell employees include former reporters, chiefs of staffs, planners and campaign managers. The firm operates across four key practice areas: local government relations, campaigns and issues management, land use and planning, and environmental public affairs.

Client Successes

Cerrell saves Huntington Beach fire rings

Upon the urging of beach homeowners, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) proposed a plan to strip away many of the fire rings along the coast in Huntington Beach. The regional air quality regulators asserted that the wood-burning fires contribute to air pollution and posed health risks to the homeowners who live nearby. To prevent this, the air district proposal would establish buffer zones and other spacing requirements, which ultimately would diminish the appeal of this prime tourist location by removing more than 800 fire rings along the coastline of Los Angeles and Orange counties.

In order to prevent this economically disastrous plan, the Huntington Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau turned to Cerrell Associates to influence the South Coast Air Quality Management District board to refrain from implementing these strict restrictions on the fire rings.

Industry Expertise

  • Government
  • Telecommunications
    • Service Provider
  • Waste/Utilities Management
  • Other
    • Oil and Energy
    • Law Firm
    • Economic development
  • Education
    • Higher education
    • Pre-school/Child education
  • Not-for-profit
  • Health Care/Medical
  • Real Estate
    • Building and Construction
  • Transportation
    • Airline
    • Aviation
    • Rail
  • Associations

PR Specialties

  • Media Relations
  • Public Affairs
  • Research
  • Brand Development
  • Social Media
  • Management Consulting
  • On-line PR
  • Community Relations
  • Crisis Communications/Issues Management
  • Event Management

Other Specialties

  • Print
  • Other
  • Marketing
  • Web Services
  • Advertising
  • On-line Marketing
  • Video Production

Practice Groups

Market Intelligence

Cerrell Associates, founded in 1966, provides our clients with effective counsel and innovative strategies that help them shape public opinion and influence the decision-making process.

To be successful in today’s public affairs world requires the right blend of traditional strategic planning and flawless implementation, coupled with new media savvy. When properly packaged together, these communications tools impact the way our clients – businesses, trade associations, non-profits, political campaigns and others – engage, activate and influence decision makers and other key target audiences.

Whether you’re trying to win a project at Los Angeles City Hall, create a statewide alliance development network for pending federal legislation or develop a cutting edge website targeted toward key influencers, Cerrell Associates can help you achieve your goals.