Kristi More joined TFG in 2000 and specializes in transportation, water, economic and rural development, law enforcement, and federal funding for local governments. Prior to joining TFG, she worked for a California state representative, the District of Columbia Office of the Corporation Counsel concentrating on legal and legislative issues concerning the abuse and neglect of children and the elderly and for the California Cattlemen’s Association focusing on land, water and air quality concerns surrounding the beef industry.
Kristi is based in TFG’s Northern California office and primarily works on behalf of local governments and public agencies in the Western United States. Since joining TFG, Kristi has concentrated on expanding the firm’s services to small, rural areas. Born and raised in a small, rural county in California (population 20,000) that is abundant in natural resources and federal lands, Kristi understands the delicate balance rural counties face when trying to address the needs of their citizens. Kristi has worked to develop working relationships between Congress, federal agencies and her rural clients. These relationships have benefited rural communities through direct appropriations, authorizations, grants, and regulatory relief as well as contributed to the congressional offices gaining a better understanding of the unique problems and needs of rural America.
Kristi also has a strong background in agriculture, water and natural resource related issues and brings her professional experience in these areas to her work on behalf of urban, suburban and rural clients. She has led a unique partnership of regional water purveyors for almost a decade as they work collaboratively to balance water resources in their area, including developing strong partnerships with the local and federal offices of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation.
In April 2010, TFG launched the Agricultural Floodplain Management Alliance (AFMA) which is dedicated to ensuring that agricultural areas and rural communities are not negatively impacted by federal floodplain management policy. Kristi serves as the Federal Director.
Kristi received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Davis. She completed the Water Education Foundation’s Water Leader training and has been an invited speaker on the federal appropriations process. Kristi is the leader of TFG’s Local Government Practice Management Team.