The varied experience and expertise of the OPR team spans a wide array of industries and market sectors, making OPR the go-to firm for corporations, public agencies and nonprofit groups across the West.

Corporate Positioning
Corporate Positioning
From small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, OPR has helped organizations across multiple industries communicate with customers and key stakeholders. OPR’s services range from strategic planning aimed at achieving specific business objectives to event planning and management, branding, logo and collateral development and design.
Education
Education
Education is a growing and dynamic industry that requires in-depth knowledge of academic achievement, strategic planning, financial management and administrative matters. OPR’s command of these complicated issues has allowed its strategists to successfully assist local school districts, private colleges and public universities in achieving their outreach goals with key stakeholders, including parents, faculty, students and legislators.
Energy
Energy
OPR’s public affairs team has unparalleled knowledge of the regulatory and government systems and policies that projects must navigate to join the energy infrastructure serving the Western states. OPR’s extensive local knowledge and experience extends deep into California’s desert communities, the focal point for the state’s sustainable and emerging energy technologies.
Food and Product Safety
Food and Product Safety
Be it a localized incident or an issue with a grower or supplier, a food or product safety recall carries potentially disastrous consequences for a restaurant, retailer or manufacturer. The unfortunate fact is that regardless of how meticulous quality control procedures are, every product will likely face a recall at some time or another. OPR has assisted numerous companies, including prestigious grocers, manufacturers and restaurant chains, in responding to product recalls with minimal to no reputation damage by providing step-by-step counsel during interactions with customers, employees, regulators and the media.
Gaming
Gaming
Gaming has emerged as a major industry, employing tens of thousands and generating billions in economic activity across the West. Gaming has empowered Native American tribes to pursue new economic development opportunities and provided resources to support cultural, civic and social programs on reservations and in surrounding communities. OPR’s vast experience and understanding of gaming matters has consistently resulted in its clients achieving their goals at the federal, state, local and tribal levels.
Health Care / Assisted Living
Health Care / Assisted Living
With baby boomers entering their golden years, a growing segment of the U.S. population is graying, making health care, hospitals and assisted living services more important than ever. From facility acquisitions to new programs and media outreach, OPR’s team has deftly assisted new and existing heath centers in raising awareness of their capabilities and services with target audiences. Conversely, OPR has helped facilities avoid or minimize unwanted and damaging media attention during crisis situations.
Land Use Entitlement
Land Use Entitlement
Major utilities, private developers and public agencies turn to OPR for its deep understanding of the complicated land use entitlement process. OPR’s vast experience and relationships allow its clients with land use objectives to successfully navigate through a multitude of complex entitlement needs, ranging from EIRs and specific plans to community relations, public hearings and mitigation plans.
Local Government
Local Government
Local governments must effectively communicate on numerous topics with a variety of audiences, from small neighborhood groups and local residents to regional, state and federal officials and agencies. OPR understands the nuanced and dynamic relationships that City Hall and other local agencies must maintain with their stakeholders at all levels. Working with local government, OPR has developed and overseen wide-ranging public information and education programs, as well as project-specific campaigns that have secured broad-based public support for numerous civic undertakings.
Mining
Mining
From new permits to the expansion of existing facilities, OPR has worked with some of the largest mining operators in the West to secure government and community acceptance for initiatives that will provide the building blocks of new communities and infrastructure projects. OPR’s expertise in weaving the threads of effective media, community and government relations into a focused effort has led the firm to be retained by leaders in the mining industry.
Transportation
Transportation
From local road projects and public transit to right-of-way acquisition and the construction of thoroughfares and freeways, OPR has developed and executed successful strategic outreach programs for local, regional and statewide entities and private-sector developers. Drawing on vast experience in this arena, the OPR team’s collective expertise in government, community and media relations has achieved winning results for clients.
Tribal Affairs
Tribal Affairs
Tribal governments are becoming an increasingly vital part of local, regional and statewide communities. Well-versed in many of the political and business goals of sovereign tribal governments and communities, OPR provides expert counsel and planning that effectively bridges cultures and communities to achieve goals in this dynamic and nuanced environment.
Waste Management
Waste Management
The public’s relationship with solid waste collection has become increasingly complicated as growing populations collide with aging and overwhelmed landfill facilities in need of expansion or replacement. OPR has guided numerous leaders in the waste management industry and their government counterparts to successfully communicate the public benefits and need for new and improved landfill facilities. OPR’s steady guidance and counsel has resulted in the approval of new landfill sites or the expansion of existing facilities.
Water
Water
OPR understands the complex network of economic, environmental and public policy questions related to water management at all levels of government, from replacing aging infrastructure to remediation, rate changes and conservation. OPR has extensive experience working with local and municipal water districts, from public education and information programs to stakeholder communications and program/facility approval.