We Know The Northwest

At Gallatin Public Affairs, we strategize, communicate and advocate at the complex intersection of business, government, politics and media. For more than 30 years, helping our clients navigate the public eye, overcome challenges and seize opportunities. Our team is ready with the experience and expertise to help you succeed.

Our Expertise

Valued Clients

Partial list, past and present

Our Partners

Our History

Legendary four-term Idaho Governor and Secretary of the Interior Cecil Andrus with Gallatin founding Partner Chris Carlson

In 1990, five friends with established careers in public affairs founded our firm with offices in Portland, Seattle, Spokane and Boise. In 2020, we celebrated 30 years as a bipartisan, employee-owned small business. Our founders chose the name Gallatin after American public servant Albert Gallatin who, among many achievements in his life, was a member of the U.S. House and Senate and helped make the Lewis & Clark Expedition a reality. Today, there is a river, county and National Forest in Montana all named his honor. You can learn more about Gallatin here

Over the years, we’ve changed along with the economy and politics of the Pacific Northwest. We’ve celebrated, as friends and colleagues have graduated to positions of leadership with other businesses and organizations. We’ve mourned, bidding farewell to distinguished leaders Cecil Andrus, Vera Katz, Chris Carlson, John Etchart and Bob Royer – each who shared their wisdom with our clients and with us.​

Whether we’re behind the scenes or out-front, we owe our longevity and success to our quality people and valued clients. Thank you.

Gallatin River, Montana

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