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.
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
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.
May 10, 2022
Schwab and Christ Take the Helm of a Top Ten Lobbying Practice With Deep Roots Around the State
March 23, 2022
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the following changes in firm leadership positions for the 2022 year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
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.”
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
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
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.”
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
December 07, 2018
This Week in New York – de Blasio To Replace New York City Office of Emergency Management Commissioner & Next Week's Meetings
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
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
November 09, 2018
This Week in New York – 2018 Midterm Election Results, Next Week's City Council Hearings
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
August 24, 2018
This Week in New York – de Blasio in Brooklyn, New Transport Workgroup, DCP's New Executive Director & Cuomo / Nixon Debate
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.
August 10, 2018
This Week in New York – For-Hire Vehicle Bills, Rezoning in Manhattan Neighborhood & Labor and Employment Conference Invitation
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
July 27, 2018
This Week in New York – Bill to Ban Plastic Straws, Limiting Ride Sharing Services & Mayor de Blasio in Staten Island
June 29, 2018
This Week in New York – Affordable Housing Plan Bills Passed, Transportation Bills Introduced & Impacts of City Partnerships
June 22, 2018
This Week in New York – Marijuana Enforcement Policy Change & Next Week's Committee Hearings
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
June 01, 2018
This Week in New York – Property Tax Advisory Commission Announced, Charter Revision Commission Review & An Analysis of NYC Agency Contracts
May 25, 2018
This Week in New York – City Council Holds Final Hearing on the FY19 Executive Budget
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
May 11, 2018
This Week in New York – Anti-Sexual Harassment Laws, City Council Passes Fire Safety Bills & Executive Budget Hearings
May 04, 2018
This Week in New York – Safe Injection Sites, For-Hire Vehicle Hearing, Sunnyside Yard Steering Committee & Executive Budget Hearings Next Week
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
April 13, 2018
This Week in New York – FY 19 Budget, NYCHA Chairwoman Steps Down, City Council Stated Meeting, Mayor de Blasio Announcements
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
March 30, 2018
This Week in New York – NYC Employee Background Checks, School Overcrowding, Legislation in the News, and a New Cybersecurity Initiative
March 23, 2018
This Week in New York – Charter Revision Commission, Preliminary Budget Hearings, and Increased Funding to Address Opioid Crisis
March 16, 2018
This Week in New York – Preliminary Budget Hearings, Chief Technology Officer Steps Down, and a Legislation Update
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
November 07, 2018
- Conference Call/Podcast
September 14, 2018
- Conference Call/Podcast