Our Clients

Our firm’s select group of clients receives personal attention and vigorous advocacy no matter the scale and scope of their public policy needs and initiatives.


The United Methodist Health Ministry Fund (UMHMF), established in 1986, promotes access to quality, integrated care, especially in rural areas, and also champions early childhood development. The UMHMF advocates for the importance of childhood social and emotional health by supporting evidence-based early interventions. Through their Healthy Congregations program the UMHMF seeks to improve the spiritual, physical, social, and emotional health of congregations.


Shawnee Mission School District, USD 512, is one of the largest school districts in the KC Metro area. Nearly 28,000 students are enrolled in the district which is located in northeast Johnson County. As the third largest school district in the state, it has 34 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 5 high schools. Shawnee Mission School District is continually recognized as one of the leading educational organizations in the nation.

City of Mission

The City of Mission, located just 10 minutes from downtown Kansas City, Missouri in Johnson County, Kansas, has a population of approximately 9,400 people. Mission boasts a thriving downtown area with locally owned shops and restaurants and a variety of housing choices. It is home to many major employers including AT&T Telecommunications, ScriptPro, VinSolutions, Skillpath, Inc. and more.


Oral Health Kansas is an advocacy organization established in 2003 that seeks to provide education and public awareness of the importance of oral health. Oral Health Kansas’ public policy priorities include increasing access to dental providers; reducing the financial barriers that prevent access to quality dental care; and improving overall oral health.


Mirror is one of the largest substance use disorder treatment providers in the state and has been serving Kansans who need help with addiction for over four decades. Mirror offers a variety of treatment programs, including Assessments; Intermediate Residential Care; Outpatient Services, Reintegration; Aftercare; Peer Mentoring; and Alcohol and Drug Information School to serve individuals following a DUI.


The City of Merriam, located in Johnson County, Kansas, has a population of approximately 11,300 people. Located only 8 miles from downtown Kansas City, MO, Merriam is an attractive and bustling place for both families and businesses. Some of the top employers in Merriam include Advent Health, Shawnee Mission School District, First Student, and IKEA.


DCCCA, Inc. provides social and community services across the Midwest to improve the safety, health and well-being of those served.  Nationally accredited programs in two states include behavioral health treatment and prevention; foster home recruitment, training and support; traffic safety education and resources; and evaluation and research service for our programs and partners.  DCCCA’s six substance use disorder treatment programs throughout Kansas offer a full continuum of care, including social detoxification, residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient modalities.  Two designated women’s treatment facilities encourage mothers to bring their children with them to treatment and provide licensed child care onsite.  DCCCA’s commitment to meeting the increasing acuity and complex needs of our clients has resulted in an integrated service delivery system that includes medical oversight, arrangements for primary health, mental health and psychiatric care, standardized depression and anxiety screening, care coordination, integration of Medication Assisted Treatment and Peer Support services, and growing use of technology to expand access and support recovery post discharge.


Douglas County is the fifth-most populous county in Kansas with roughly 121,000 residents. Local behavioral health advocates are currently planning a new crisis intervention center to better serve the mental and behavioral health needs of the county. In addition to the new 24/7 crisis center, members of the Douglas County Behavioral Health Leadership Coalition are working together to build both transitional and permanent supportive housing.


Community Care Network of Kansas exists to achieve equitable access to high quality health care for all Kansans. As the Primary Care Association (PCA) for Kansas, Community Care supports and strengthens its member clinics through advocacy, education and communication. Community Care’s diverse membership includes public and private nonprofit primary care clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), local health departments and rural health clinics.


The Community Bankers Association of Kansas (CBA) was founded in 1978 to advocate on behalf of community banks throughout the state of Kansas. CBA seeks to strengthen local banks across the state, from smaller, rural areas to urban centers. CBA recognizes and champions the vital role local banks play in Kansas communities and works to foster the important functions rural banks provide in small towns throughout Kansas.


The Behavioral Health Association of Kansas (BHAK) is comprised of the state’s leading substance use disorder treatment providers who have joined together to integrate behavioral health treatment and expand services. BHAK provides advocacy for substance use disorder treatment, mental health, and the behavioral health system as a whole. Members of BHAK work to expand the behavioral health provider network and encourage movement toward more systems that serve people in need of care.


The Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is the largest professional pediatric organization in the state of Kansas. The Chapter advocates on behalf of Kansas children, their families, and pediatricians. Through communication, advocacy and education, the Chapter currently has four primary areas of focus: reducing the exposure to and use of tobacco and nicotine products by children and teens; increasing the immunization rate of Kansas kids; improving care for children in state custody; and reducing gun violence.


The Kansas Community Corrections Association (KCCA) is comprised of county and community corrections organizations that promote public safety and provide community supervision and services for adult and juvenile offenders. Members play a vital role in the well-being of their communities by providing services for offenders, including supervision and surveillance, as well as in-person meetings, counseling, and drug and alcohol abuse treatment. Members of the KCCA seek to strengthen their relationships with the State, courts, and community partners.


CKF Addiction Treatment was founded in 1967 in order to provide addictions treatment services for Kansans. CKF provides substance use disorder and addictions treatment in multiple locations throughout the state. CKF provides an array of treatment modalities, from outpatient services to its Pathfinder Recovery walk-in services, to Detoxification and Residential Treatment, family support services, and a Medication Assisted Treatment Clinic.


Shirley’s Kitchen Cabinet is a non-profit non-partisan organization dedicated to amplifying the voices and power of Black women through education and advocacy, so they can be effective advocates for the issues that matter to them and the communities they serve. We envision over 5,000 Black women positioned to fully step into advocacy, so they can wield their collective power to create, influence and challenge the trajectory of public policy to benefit Black women and the world. 

By wielding the collective power of Black women, providing advocacy training for Black women and positioning Black women for seats at decision making tables we work to advance issues of importance to Black women including; Economic Prosperity, Health & Vitality, Education and the Eradication of Violence.


The City of Prairie Village, located in northeast Johnson County, has a population of approximately 21,800. Prairie Village preserves the ambiance of a village with the livability of a neighborhood. The village lifestyle is enhanced by quality education, a variety of housing options, recreation, and local commerce in pedestrian-friendly centers.


Westwood Hills was incorporated in 1949. One hundred seventy-five homes are located within the City’s boundaries of the west side of State Line Road, the east side of Rainbow Boulevard, the north side of 50th Terrace and the north side of 48th Terrace. In 2013, Westwood Hills was declared a National Historic District in its entirety.

City affairs are directed and administered by an elected, five-member City Council and the Mayor. The Mayor and Council appoint the City Clerk, City Treasurer, Municipal Judge and City Attorney. The Mayor also appoints members to the Planning Commission and a Board of Zoning Appeals.

LGR is committed to providing an environment for individuals to pursue professional opportunities free from discrimination and/or harassment.  LGR prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.  Little Government Relations will conduct its activities with the commitment to equal opportunity for all.