Relationships are key.
Meridian Public Affairs, founded by co-partners Adeline Hodge and Amanda Gall, brings expertise across a variety of issue areas, including social determinants of health, economic stability, small business, local government, public benefits, affordable housing, water and land conservation, and public safety. Adeline and Amanda operate as a true team, serving as thought partners and leveraging one another’s skills to ensure their clients' perspectives and expertise are shared at the Capitol.
Meridian represents non-profits, businesses, and trade associations whose voices are critical to the policy development process. Meridian clients are at the table early and openly for the conversations impacting their goals and their shared efforts to ensure a safe and healthy Colorado. Meridian curates purposeful relationships with business, community, and policy stakeholders that enhance client position, mission, and reputation. As experts in their fields, Meridian's clients stand ready to provide background and support to policymakers as they tackle the issues facing our communities.
With a track record of delivering results in communities across Colorado and at the Capitol, Adeline has been engaged professionally in state politics since 2014. Building on experience gained as a legislative intern at the Colorado General Assembly, Adeline worked as a contract lobbyist at a Denver-based firm for seven years before joining forces with Amanda Gall to found Meridian.
Prior to working in government affairs, Adeline spent over five years providing clinical mental health services to children and families in inpatient psychiatric, residential treatment, and public school settings. Adeline holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Boston College and a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Denver.
Amanda joined Meridian from the administration of the elected District Attorney for Colorado’s First Judicial District, where she represented the DA in policy matters and public affairs and managed her budget and operational directors. Before serving in that administration, Amanda lobbied in-house on behalf of the state’s twenty-two elected DAs at the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council.
An attorney, Amanda’s legal career began in international finance and investments before she pivoted to become a prosecutor specializing in crimes against children. She has served on a number of boards and committees, both public and nonprofit, and counts the support of children's causes among her priorities. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Arizona State University and a J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School.
Bill merged his government affairs firm, Lombard & Clayton, Inc., with Meridian in 2022, after serving as principal of the former for 20 years. Bill specializes in representing professional associations and government agencies at the Capitol and brings 30 years of public policy experience to the team.
Bill is deeply committed to the community, having served as a Denver Police Department officer for 29 years, the final five years spent leading the K-9 Bomb Detection Unit. Bill's K9 teams responded to the Columbine High School tragedy, and he supervised bomb detection operations after the 9/11 tragedies. Bill also served as the government affairs director and on the board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for 8 years, representing that organization in Washington, D.C., for the past ten years.
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Our mission is cross-aisle and cross-discipline, understanding that greater expertise and multiple perspectives contribute to effective public policy.
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