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We are a professional communications firm that specializes in the transportation, clean energy, and water sectors. We bridge the gap between governments and the public, delivering a transparent and accessible communication process for our client's projects.  Creating opportunities where stakeholders have a voice in the development and decision-making process is key to building trust, encouraging collaboration, and mitigating disparities as we work to build a better California.


As passionate advocates for community engagement, we believe human connection is at the heart of lasting positive change. We know that well-informed and involved communities create a more equitable region and lay the foundation for a brighter future. Arellano Associates creates effective, culturally fluent messaging through traditional outreach, data-driven research, and innovative digital methods that engage communities across all facets of the development process:

  • Planning 

  • Environmental Review

  • Design & Engineering

  • Construction 


We believe the diversity and inclusion found across Southern California is a valuable resource. It improves our society, fosters innovation, and enriches our personal lives. That diversity is woven into the fabric of our company with equity as a guiding principle for the projects we lead. Since inception, we’ve worked to foster transparent and equitable outreach programs that position our projects to achieve maximum public participation from a representative diverse community.  Our Justice, Equity, Diversion and Inclusion (JEDI) Team thinks critically about how we engage communities and strategizes ways to:

  • Eliminate obstacles and create opportunities for the broadest possible participation 

  • Address systemic inequities 

  • Shape projects throughout the planning and development process with a focus on community needs and long-term benefits 

  • Boost input from historically underrepresented populations  

“Diversity is not a goal, it’s who we are.” – Genoveva Arellano  


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materials and marketing for a project


Our Innovations Team consists of creative and technical experts in:​

  • Graphic Design & Branding

  • Photography & Video Production

  • Post-Production & Animation

  • Social & Digital Media

  • GIS & Cartography


We leverage innovative technologies to help our clients address challenges, connect with a diverse group of stakeholders and community members with a variety of demographic backgrounds, lived experiences, and expertise to provide information in creative and dynamic ways.

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Arellano Employee working with public
Arellano Employee working with public
Arellano Employee working with public
Arellano Employee working with public
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