A Philadelphia, PA based non-partisan government relations firm that specializes in research, public relations, and training for current and aspiring elected officials.
Urbicus, LLC offers an array of public relations and direct technical assistance services to local government. All of these activities will serve as a vehicle to increase civic engagement in the Philadelphia region.
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The mission of Urbicus, LLC is to help others navigate the complex apparatus of government.
Urbicus, LLC assists those that care about communities to think, communicate, and organize. We provide the context and background for you to understand social issues comprehensively and a means to disseminate it in simple, everyday language to like-minded others who have interest in improving the lives of citizens.
Urbicus, LLC is a partnership of two industry professionals with over 15 years of experience in the urban politics communications, public relations, policy and research.
Jeffrey Carroll, Ph.D.
Jeffrey Carroll, Ph.D. is a Partner with Urbicus, LLC specializing in research in the fields of urban politics, public policy, and state and local government. He is dedicated to collaborating with others who are willing to explore then employ creative solutions to complex societal puzzles. He has received several years of training by nationally revered politics and policy experts and seeks to utilize his knowledge to improve conditions in neighborhoods.
Jeffrey’s doctoral dissertation, “Information Utilization in Municipal Decision-Making: An Exploratory Study of the Social Compact Neighborhood Market DrillDown,” illustrates how data and information from consultancies affect the decision-making of local government officials surrounding neighborhood economic development initiatives. Outside of the academy, Jeffrey has served as an operations and policy advisor to political campaigns and holders of elected office.
Jeffrey lives in Philadelphia’s Bella Vista neighborhood and holds graduate degrees in Political Science and Urban Studies from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) and an undergraduate degree from Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA).
Jenaye Munford, M.S.
Jenaye Munford, M.S. is a Partner with Urbicus, LLC specializing in Communications, Community Outreach and Partnerships. Known for her leadership style, effective networking and organization skills; Jenaye has a diverse background in production and public affairs that has allowed her to utilize her skills in areas that include community and media relations, broadcasting, event planning, and government. For more than 10 years, her career experience in the public and private sectors have resulted in a variety of successful initiatives for local television and radio, non-profit organizations, and local government where she served as a Special Assistant to the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia.
Jenaye also worked for the U.S. Census Bureau as a Partnership Coordinator/Specialist for the 2010 Census campaign where she was responsible for creating partnerships with local, state federal and tribal governments, community based organizations and the media throughout a five state coverage area that comprised of the Philadelphia region. As a former Chief of Staff to State Representative Vanessa Lowery Brown she excelled in creating outreach and organizational initiatives in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s 190th legislative district.
Jenaye is a 2001 graduate of Arcadia University earning her BA in English with a minor in Communications. In 2007 she was awarded her Master’s of Science degree from Drexel University.