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Ridgelark Strategies was formed by principal Michael Selvaggio, who has over fifteen years of experience in public and private sector communications and advocacy. Michael brings to Ridgelark a deep battery of experience working with state and local governments. He’s also crafted a wide array of initiatives and then helped carry them over the finish line to passage.


Michael has led the way in all of Ridgelark's service areas, and has particular policy expertise in public finance, environmental issues, labor policy, public safety, and elections. Michael has a reputation among staff and lawmakers as a trusted partner on policy and compliance issues.

Your issue is unique.

When you partner with Ridgelark, your goals and preferences are the backbone of our work.  We use your individual strengths, opportunities, and challenges to make your effort stand out.

Together we’ll set clear expectations and objectives to evaluate success as your project takes shape. The work we do will be on point and resource-appropriate. You won’t be paying for unnecessary services that waste your time or money.


Advocacy Clients

Ridgelark Strategies has navigated successful advocacy efforts for a number of organizations before the Oregon Legislative Assembly as a registered lobbyist, including: 


United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555

UFCW Local 555 represents tens of thousands of workers in Oregon, Idaho, and southwest Washington.


Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs

ORCOPS is a collection of law enforcement labor organizations. It is Oregon's largest law enforcement organization.


Audubon Society of Portland

The Portland Audubon represents thousands of conservation-minded birders and is Oregon’s largest Audubon chapter


Central Oregon LandWatch

Central Oregon's premiere land use organization, advocating for smarter policies on infrastructure and conservation.


Sunriver Owners Association

The owners' association for Sunriver, a Class-I planned community with thousands of permanent residents.


Case Studies

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Case studies



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