Skills & Experience

“Thanks for the help in Santa Ana.  The street walk was terrific. We need to do more of these. The people were very warm and responsive. Let's work together for the good of America.”

All my best. George W. Bush, May 4, 2000

(An excerpt from a handwritten note to Ms. Martinez, after being selected to give then, Presidential Candidate, George W. Bush a tour of Santa Ana during his campaign stop.)

Community Outreach

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS’ CORE COMPETENCIES

LEADERSHIP AND NAVIGATION  

Directing and contributing to initiatives and processes within the layers of the community or target areas.

ETHICAL PRACTICE         

Integrating core values, integrity, and accountability throughout the community

and business sectors.

BUSINESS ACUMEN       

Understanding and facilitating information with which to contribute to the overall

goal and outcome.

RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT  

Managing interactions and facilitating public engagement, while providing communication outlets that the community can take advantage of.

CONSULTATION

Providing insight and guidance to organizational stakeholders.

CRITICAL EVALUATION  

Interpreting information with which to make strategic decisions and recommendations.

GLOBAL & CULTURAL EFFECTIVENESS     

Valuing and considering the perspectives and backgrounds of all parties.

 

              COMMUNICATION        

Effectively providing information to all stakeholders.

Government & Public Relations

”For over ten years, I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Theresa Martinez and can attest to the level of dedication she has for her work and for the community. Beyond my professional relationship while at the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Theresa also served as a mentor who demonstrated great communication and organizational skills.”

--Janet Nguyen, Senator, Thirty-Fourth District California State Legislator

“Your professionalism and deep experience engaging with our City’s communities is what motivated me to invite you to participate in the Measure M campaign. Your efforts to promote the benefits of a significant investment in our transportation infrastructure had an important and lasting impact.”

 

Eric Garcetti

Mayor, City of Los Angeles

WHY Community Connections?

  • Proven track record successfully managing similar public outreach programs

  • Thorough understanding of METRO and the communications bench program

  • Skilled Project Management

  • A robust team of outreach professionals built for excellence and speed

  • Innovative methods and solutions to project challenges

  • Serving non-profit & chamber boards & local commissions