Primacy Strategy Group provides professional staffing and association management for The National Association to Insure a Sound-Controlled Environment (N.O.I.S.E.). N.O.I.S.E. has served for over forty years as America’s only nationwide, community-based aviation noise advocacy group. An affiliate of the National League of Cities, N.O.I.S.E. is comprised of airport-adjacent communities who are disproportionately impacted by aviation noise.
N.O.I.S.E. provides strategic counsel and advocacy assistance for working with Congress and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help these communities address the issue of excessive aviation noise, particularly noise caused by NextGen technologies. NextGen is the FAA’s multi-year policy to move air traffic control from ground-based to satellite-based control.
N.O.I.S.E. brings elected officials and other community leaders from coast to coast together to advocate collectively for impactful federal policy solutions—both legislative and regulatory.
N.O.I.S.E. has successfully advocated for a Congressional “Quiet Skies Caucus” which focuses a policy platform on these key issues. N.O.I.S.E. also sits on the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC), which provides national stakeholder guidance and review to the FAA on NextGen Policies. N.O.I.S.E. is also a member of the Aviation Rule Making Committee (ARAC) to the FAA and serves on the FAA’s Academic Center of Excellence (ASCENT), the research body of the FAA.
Serving as the organization’s professional staff, Primacy Strategy Group has aviation noise policy experts who provide the Board of Directors, community leaders, and organization members with the necessary support and tools to engage with Congress, the FAA, and private-sector aviation stakeholders.
Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest
Our state and federal teams worked with the Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest (FTI-UM) to secure grant funding for remote learning technology from the Governor’s office in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Utilizing our team’s deep relationships with Minnesota lawmakers and officials in the state’s Executive Branch, we were able to craft an effective message and build a coalition of support for the funding, in part by underscoring the importance of career and technical education in Minnesota’s recovering economy.
Our team was able to secure a large grant from the Governor’s Emergency Educational Relief Fund to help FTI-UM invest in the training and technology that are essential to improving student outcomes during the pandemic. With a coordinated effort from our state and federal teams, we were able to tell a clear story on behalf of the client, convey the urgency of the moment, and engage with policymakers until our desired outcome was achieved.
HealthWORKS is a coalition of Taft-Hartley multiemployer health and pension plans as well as other Taft-Hartley service providers and stakeholders. Members of the HealthWORKS Coalition represent hundreds of thousands of lives throughout the Midwest and across the country.
The HealthWORKS Coalition brings together labor and management to educate members of Congress regarding how their decisions regarding health and pension issues will impact people all across the country. We have sought and received clarification on Taft-Hartley regulatory issues and have had an impact on the repeal of the reinsurance fee and the Cadillac Tax. PSG serves as the conduit between policymakers in Washington, D.C., and fund trustees outside the beltway. We have also successfully activated grasstops and grassroots networks to advocate for the urgent need for pension reform.