Congresswoman Darlene Hooley and Lisa Naito founded their firm in 2010 with a combined 49 years experience as elected leaders in Oregon. Darlene served in Congress, as a Clackamas County Commissioner, State Legislator and West Linn City Councilor. Lisa served on the Multnomah County Commission, Metro Council, in the State Legislature and as a Deputy District Attorney. They have extensive experience at the local, state, and federal levels of government. They know how decisions are made and who makes them. Using their skills to develop successful strategies to pass legislation and build public policy initiatives, they now use those skills to assist their clients in achieving their client's unique objectives. From lobbying individual elected officials to testifying before committees, organizing community events or building coalitions, Darlene and Lisa consult with their clients to develop the strategy best designed for their client's success.
Darlene and Lisa know how to navigate the systems of government and connect with the decision makers in Oregon. They have worked together with Republicans and Democrats for successful public policy and have established Hooley & Naito as a nonpartisan firm. With their decades of experience in Oregon, they have built relationships with elected officials at all levels of government. As former elected leaders, Darlene and Lisa developed winning strategies to accomplish positive change, and this remains the goal of the Hooley & Naito firm.
- Lobbying and legislative advocacy.
- Government relations at the state, regional and local levels.
- Client education and information about government processes.
- Strategic planning and advice.
- Coalition and relationship building.
- Community and neighborhood education and outreach.