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We join Tom Slater’s family in grieving his death on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Tom’s love of life and his fellow humans was embodied in State Public Policy Group, the company he founded in 1984. Tom was an inspiration to many, concocted dozens of innovative solutions to state, community, and issue interests and worked with organizations to implement and manage their own change. You can just hear him say that, I’m sure! Tom was active at SPPG until his retirement in December... Read more
The legislative session is nearly upon us! It’s time to make plans to ensure you have information and tools to be successful in what will be an active session before the 2018 elections.   SPPG can help you make the legislative session great - or just survive. Watch this 30-second video for how. SPPG - Political Advocacy from SPPG on Vimeo.   Interested in learning more? Contact Bradley Knott at bknott@sppg.com.   SPPG can help you through our expanded services to: Fine... Read more
SPPG, supported by United Way of Central Iowa, officially kicked off activities of the Out-of-School Time (OST) Literacy Initiative in 2013. Afterschool programs that participate in the initiative are supported by SPPG’s two Literacy Coaches. The Coaches assist program staff in integrating literacy into activity planning and in developing useful and appropriate materials through training and one-on-one, daily assistance. The goal of literacy (reading and writing) in afterschool... Read more
With May upon us we’re seeing winter turned to spring, and spring heading toward summer. How fast the days go for the SPPG team with our ongoing work and new ventures! Spring seems to be the season for conferences, with Association of Iowa Workforce Professionals, Impact Afterschool, and the public-health focused Economic Health of Business regional summit. Add in other work such as our strategic planning work with the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, work on youth... Read more