Rose Christ

Senior Principal, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Recent Publication:

New York Note: Election Results, New HERRC Site, “Get Stuff Clean”

News in New York – New York 2022 Midterm Election Results; Randall's Island Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Center Demobilized; Mayor Adams Launches "Get Stuff Clean"

For over a decade, Rose has worked to advocate on behalf of nonprofit organizations that provide critical arts, cultural and social services throughout the five boroughs. She is especially proud of her work to advocate for funding for organizations undertaking significant citywide programmatic initiatives and for major capital projects, including improvements to real property, ground-up construction, and equipment systems.  Recent client projects and programs funded in part with city dollars include: the creation of a new large scale public art installation in Hudson River Park undertaken by the Whitney Museum of American Art, the transformation of a historic landmark building on Central Park West into the new Children’s Museum of Manhattan, and a 30 percent increase in free medically tailored home delivered meal services offered by God’s Love We Deliver.

Rose’s interest and expertise in the budget process also extends to her civic engagements, and she serves as trustee & new leaders co-chair for the Citizens Budget Commission of New York. In addition, she is a strong advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. She currently serves as president of the Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC (SDNYC) and was recently named to Crain’s 2021 Notable LGBTQ Leaders & Executives and City & State NY’s 2021 Pride Power 100.

Prior to joining Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies, Rose was a senior government and regulatory adviser at the New York office of a national law firm and was also a communication and research assistant at a prior law firm. She previously worked in the Mayor's Office of Public Information for the City of Charleston, S.C., where she handled public relations and media relations effects and developed and launched a social media campaign to support the mayor's initiatives.

News

New York Note: NYC Redistricting Maps Approved, Judge Blocks Portions of Concealed Carry Law, Asylum Seeker State of Emergency

October 10, 2022

News in New York – NYC Redistricting Maps Approved by Commission; Federal Judge Blocks Significant Portions of NY's Concealed Carry Law; Mayor Adams Declares Asylum Seeker State of Emergency

Survey of Real Estate Professionals Finds Strong Optimism About New York City’s Future

October 06, 2022

New York City real estate professionals are feeling optimistic about the city, with anti-real estate sentiment among politicians topping their list of concerns, narrowly edging out the high cost of construction.

Rose Christ and Katie Schwab Elevated to Co-Chair Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies NY Leadership Team

May 10, 2022

Schwab and Christ Take the Helm of a Top Ten Lobbying Practice With Deep Roots Around the State

Cozen O’Connor Announces Changes to Firm Management 2022

March 23, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the following changes in firm leadership positions for the 2022 year.

Rose Christ Named to NYC Mayor-Elect Eric Adams’s Equity Transition Committee

December 08, 2021

Rose Christ, senior principal of the firm’s Public Strategies group, has been named to New York City Mayor-Elect Eric Adams’s Equity Transition Committee.

Rose Christ Named to Crain’s Notable LGBTQ Leaders and Executives List

June 07, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Rose Christ, senior principal of the firm’s Public Strategies Group, was named to Crain’s Notable LGBTQ Leaders and Executives list.

Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies New York Post 2018 Midterm Election Debrief

November 07, 2018

Stuart Shorenstein, Katie Schwab, Ken Fisher, and Rose Christ from Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies New York host a special conference call to debrief on the New York general election results and the implications of the results in terms of policy for the next term.

Stonewall Democrats Club Chooses Cuomo Over Nixon

July 26, 2018

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies New York Government Relations Principal Rose Christ was featured in a recent New York Times article about her involvement with the Stonewall Democrats, the city’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Democratic organization.

Publications

New York Note: Election Results, New HERRC Site, “Get Stuff Clean”

November 14, 2022

News in New York – New York 2022 Midterm Election Results; Randall's Island Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Center Demobilized; Mayor Adams Launches "Get Stuff Clean"

Cozen Cities - November 11, 2022

November 11, 2022

Driverless car company Waymo, owned by Google parent Alphabet, said October 19 that it plans to add autonomous taxi fleet operations to Los Angeles. “L.A. is in the top three ride-hailing markets in the United States and globally,” said Saswat Panigrahi, the company’s chief product officer. “The commercial opportunity is huge.”

New York Note: Ulrich Resigns, Salary Transparency Law, Legal Fellows

November 07, 2022

News in New York – Eric Ulrich Resigns as Department of Buildings Commissioner; NYC Emloyers Required to Post Salary Ranges on Job Listings; Mayor Adams Launches NYC Legal Fellows Program

New York Note - Stated Meeting, District Maps Approved, Fire Commissioner

October 31, 2022

News in New York – NYC Council Introduces and Passes Legislation; District Maps Accepted by City Council; Mayor Adams Appoints Laura Kavanagh as Fire Commissioner

Cozen Cities - October 26, 2022

October 26, 2022

In yet another pre-election sweetener, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the city is expanding its parental leave policy, effective Jan. 1, to allow all 32,000 city employees up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave whether they are the “birthing or non-birthing parent.”

New York Note: Trash Pickup, Mayoral Appointments, and 40 under 40

October 24, 2022

News in New York – Mayor Adams Announces New Trash Pickup Rules to Combat City's Rat Problem; Mayor Adams Announces Two Administration Appointments; Zakariah Malik Named Among 2022 City & State New York's 40 Under 40

Cozen Cities: October 5, 2022

October 05, 2022

Multinational aerospace and defense technology company Northrop Grumman has expanded its presence in the Baltimore area with its new, 55,000-square-foot Maryland Space Assembly and Test 2 facility.

The New York Note: NYC Redistricting, Relief Centers for Asylum Seekers, and Urban Agriculture Director

September 29, 2022

News in New York – NYC Redistricting Maps Rejected; Mayor Adams Announces Relief Centers to Support Asylum Seekers Entering NYC; Mayor Adams Appoints Mickie as Director of Newly-Created Office of Urban Agriculture.

Cozen Cities: September 21, 2022

September 21, 2022

Throughout the country, large municipalities are laboratories of democracy. New and innovative policies introduced in one market are often exported to others, and ultimately replicated at the state and federal level. This newsletter highlights emerging local policy and regulatory discussions that impact industries, businesses, and organizations across the nation.

The American Rescue Plan’s Impact on New York State and City Government, Businesses, and Nonprofits

March 26, 2021

Jamie Ansorge, Rose Christ, and Michael Bain discuss how the American Rescue Plan will impact New York City and state, as well as small businesses and nonprofits.

The New York Note – Friday, December 21

December 21, 2018

This Week in New York – Deputy Mayor for Housing & Urban Development Steps Down & de Blasio Announces Next Commissioner to Oversee the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

The New York Note – Friday, December 14

December 14, 2018

This Week in New York – Plan to Raise $3 Billion for NYCHA Units, Council Looking Into Amazon Deal & Next Week's Meetings

The New York Note – Friday, December 7

December 07, 2018

This Week in New York – de Blasio To Replace New York City Office of Emergency Management Commissioner & Next Week's Meetings

The New York Note – Friday, November 30

November 30, 2018

This Week in New York – Melissa Mark-Viverito Announces Run for NYC Public Advocate, NYC Council Approves Appointment of Margaret Garnett as Department of Investigations Commissioner, New Bills Aim to Legalize e-Bikes and e-Scooters

The New York Note – Friday, November 16

November 16, 2018

This Week in New York – Amazon's New Headquarters Planned for Long Island City, Calls to Eliminate Office of the New York City Public Advocate & Next Week's City Council Hearings

The New York Note – Friday, November 9

November 09, 2018

This Week in New York – 2018 Midterm Election Results, Next Week's City Council Hearings

The New York Note – Friday, November 2

November 02, 2018

This Week in New York – Council Passes New Bills Related to Commercial Spaces, Ballot Proposals Receive Mixed Support from Elected Officials, Jamie Ansorge Named to 40 Under 40 List & Election Day Reception Invitation

The New York Note – Friday, October 26

October 26, 2018

This Week in New York – Michael Blake, Jumaane Williams Announce Intent to Run for Office of NYC Public Advocate, Next Week's City Council Hearings, Upcoming Beltway Briefing Podcast

The New York Note – Friday, October 19

October 19, 2018

This Week in New York – City Council Passes “Parental Empowerment” Bill Package, Kelly Jin Appointed as City’s Chief Analytics Officer, Next Week's City Council Hearings

The New York Note – Friday, October 12

October 12, 2018

This Week in New York – Hearing on Commercial Rent Renewal Legislation (Int. 737-A) Set for October 22, Next Week's City Council Hearings, Beltway Briefing Podcast: The Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections

The New York Note – Friday, September 21

September 21, 2018

This Week in New York – Waterfront Management Advisory Board Convened, Amy Peterson Appointed as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Next Week's City Council Hearings

The New York Note – Friday, September 14

September 14, 2018

This Week in New York – New York Primary Election Results, City Council Approves Several Pieces of Legislation, Next Week's City Council Hearings

Public Strategies New York Post-Primary Client Call

September 14, 2018

On today’s New York Client Call, Stuart Shorenstein, Katie Schwab, Rose Christ and Ken Fisher of our New York City team debrief on last night’s New York primary election results and analyze the results of several heavily contested New York State Senate races that could potentially impact control of the chamber.

The New York Note – September 7

September 07, 2018

This Week in New York – Proposed Amendments to City Charter, City Council Speaker Calls For City To Take Over Subways & Upcoming NY Post-Primary Client Call

The New York Note – Friday, August 31

August 31, 2018

This Week in New York – Council Passes School Speed Camera Legislation, Democratic Candidates for Governor and Attorney General Hold Debates & New NYC Ferry Route

The New York Note – Friday, August 24

August 24, 2018

This Week in New York – de Blasio in Brooklyn, New Transport Workgroup, DCP's New Executive Director & Cuomo / Nixon Debate

The Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections – Special New York Politics Edition

August 15, 2018

On this special edition of the Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections call, Howard Schweitzer, CPS’s Managing Partner, interviews Katie Schwab, Rose Christ and Ken Fisher of our New York City office about the current political climate in New York, the recent activism we’ve been seeing by the City Council and Mayor’s Office – particularly as it relates to the “disruptors” like Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb – and the team’s thoughts on the closely-watched Governor and State Attorneys General races in New York.

The New York Note – Friday, August 10

August 10, 2018

This Week in New York – For-Hire Vehicle Bills, Rezoning in Manhattan Neighborhood & Labor and Employment Conference Invitation

The New York Note – Friday, August 3

August 03, 2018

This Week in New York – Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Steps Down, Executive Director of New York City Department of City Planning Steps Down, Rezoning of Inwood Section of Manhattan

The New York Note – Friday, July 27

July 27, 2018

This Week in New York – Bill to Ban Plastic Straws, Limiting Ride Sharing Services & Mayor de Blasio in Staten Island

The New York Note – Friday, June 29

June 29, 2018

This Week in New York – Affordable Housing Plan Bills Passed, Transportation Bills Introduced & Impacts of City Partnerships

The New York Note – Friday, June 22

June 22, 2018

This Week in New York – Marijuana Enforcement Policy Change & Next Week's Committee Hearings

The New York Note – Friday, June 8

June 08, 2018

This Week in New York – Council and Mayor Close to an Agreement on Fair Fares, Council Approves Opioid and Drug Treatment Bills, Proposal to Add 'X' Category to NYC Birth Certificates

The New York Note – Friday, June 1

June 01, 2018

This Week in New York – Property Tax Advisory Commission Announced, Charter Revision Commission Review & An Analysis of NYC Agency Contracts

The New York Note – Friday, May 25

May 25, 2018

This Week in New York – City Council Holds Final Hearing on the FY19 Executive Budget

The New York Note – Friday, May 18

May 18, 2018

This Week in New York – Administration Unveils New Platform Dedicated to Helping Women Succeed & First-In-Nation Task Force To Examine Automated Decision Systems

The New York Note – Friday, May 11

May 11, 2018

This Week in New York – Anti-Sexual Harassment Laws, City Council Passes Fire Safety Bills & Executive Budget Hearings

The New York Note – Friday, May 4

May 04, 2018

This Week in New York – Safe Injection Sites, For-Hire Vehicle Hearing, Sunnyside Yard Steering Committee & Executive Budget Hearings Next Week

The New York Note – Friday, April 20

April 20, 2018

This Week in New York – Central Park To Become Car-Free, Head of Landmarks Preservation Commission Resigning, Lead Inspections & Open-door Helicopters Banned

The New York Note – Friday, April 13

April 13, 2018

This Week in New York – FY 19 Budget, NYCHA Chairwoman Steps Down, City Council Stated Meeting, Mayor de Blasio Announcements

The New York Note – Friday, April 6

April 06, 2018

This Week in New York – Chief Privacy Officer Appointed, Cuomo vs. De Blasio on NYCHA, Unsafe Playgrounds, and New Schools Chancellor’s First Day

The New York Note – Friday, March 30

March 30, 2018

This Week in New York – NYC Employee Background Checks, School Overcrowding, Legislation in the News, and a New Cybersecurity Initiative

The New York Note – Friday, March 23

March 23, 2018

This Week in New York – Charter Revision Commission, Preliminary Budget Hearings, and Increased Funding to Address Opioid Crisis

The New York Note – Friday, March 16

March 16, 2018

This Week in New York – Preliminary Budget Hearings, Chief Technology Officer Steps Down, and a Legislation Update

The New York Note – Friday, March 9

March 09, 2018

This Week in New York – DoITT’s Design RFP, A Nightlife Mayor, New School Chancellor & Next Week’s City Council Hearings

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Public Strategies New York Post-Election Client Call

November 07, 2018 - Conference Call/Podcast

Public Strategies New York Post-Primary Client Call

September 14, 2018 - Conference Call/Podcast

Education

  • College of Charleston, B.A., 2010

Awards & Honors

City & State New York’s 2022 Power of Diversity: Women 100

Crain’s Notable LGBTQ Leaders and Executives, 2021

City & State Magazine’s Top 10 LGBT Pride Watch List, 2018

Stonewall Democratic Club Annual Event Honoree, 2018

Powhatan & Pocahontas Democratic Club Annual Event Honoree, 2018

Queens Borough Hall LGBT Pride Month Celebration Honoree, 2014

Honoree, Queens Borough Hall LGBT Pride Month Celebration, 2014

City & State Magazine’s NYC 40 Under 40 Rising Star Honoree, 2013

"40 Rising Stars Under 40," City & State, 2013

Trustee & New Leaders Co-Chair, Citizens Budget Commission of New York

President, Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC (SDNYC)

Member, Young Professionals Steering Committee, NY Building Congress

Participant, Cohort 30, Coro Leadership New York Program

Trustee, Citizens Budget Commission of New York

President, Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC (SDNYC)