10 Year Anniversary of Policy in Motion!

This week marks the 10 year anniversary of Policy in Motion!

On August 10th, 2010 I took a leap of faith in starting my own policy consulting firm, Policy in Motion. Many of you were there that day — and were there for my Aug 10th, 2011 book launch, and Aug 10th, 2012 film premiere of Growing Beautiful Communities! As I reflect back on what an incredible journey it has been over the last decade I am mostly struck with gratitude for all of the amazing mentors I had at the start of my career in Sacramento and at UC Davis and everything I was able to accomplish over this past decade. I have also had the privilege to serve as a mentor to many young professionals in the planning and policy field, helped launch new sustainability initiatives across California, and spent a remarkable year on a Presidential Campaign trail (pre-covid) serving as Policy Director and Democratic National Committee Debate Liason. More on these key projects here.

2020 has not exactly turned out as many of us anticipated when we rang in the new year. I have personally gone through some major changes losing my big sister to cancer in the middle of a pandemic. But if there’s anything she taught me it was to live life to the fullest, even if that just means smiling through a hard day and petting your dog (I also got a new puppy!).

So in lieu of having an annual celebration this week with colleagues, I would like to introduce you to my recently redesigned business website, — highlighting the great projects, programs, and campaigns I have worked on over the last decade!

Lauren Michele
Founder, Policy in Motion

By Lauren Michele

Lauren Michele – Founder/Owner of Policy in Motion – is a policy consultant/advisor and communications strategist, specializing in progressive and non-partisan politics. She helps candidates and clients build campaigns, coalitions, and communication strategies. Lauren has 15 years of experience working with federal, state, and local government agencies; non-profit organizations; foundations; universities; and political/issue campaigns, including a Presidential Campaign and a California State Bond. Ms. Michele has over a decade of experience working virtually both in team and individual environments, with Policy in Motion offices in California. Policy in Motion’s mission is to promote the environmental, economic, and social well being of communities —fostering a sustainable future for all people and the planet.