Bart Russell

Offices in Connecticut, Florida and Washington, DC

Bart Russell has spent more than 36 years serving as the nation’s most prominent spokesman and advocate for America’s towns (18 years as the CEO of the National Association of Towns and President of its National Center for Small Communities, and 18 years heading-up the Council of Small Towns). President Ronald Reagan called Russell "the voice of small town America". Recently Bart Russell launched major, new initiatives designed to make America's 32,000 small towns and cities better places in which to live, work and do business:

Everything Small Town™, a virtual one-stop-shopping center for, you guessed it, anything and everything related to the world of America’s more than 32,000 smaller communities. EST is a “community of communities” providing people, businesses, municipalities, states, the federal government, the media and organizations a place to connect. For more information go to

Barton Russell & Associates helps companies, local governments and organizations design, build and launch winning projects, programs and services. It uses a time-tested collaboration process that brings together stakeholders, partners and well chosen "centers-of-influence" to produce win-win outcomes. From Connecticut to California, from town halls to the White House, Barton Russell & Associates has achieved extraordinary results for clients, ranging from individual municipalities and local businesses to state and national organizations and Fortune 100 corporations.

America’s 34,000 small communities are home to more than 120 million people and are served by over 25,000 local governments. Barton Russell & Associates knows small towns and municipalities, and provides game-changing advisory services to business leaders seeking to improve their company’s impact in this underserved, yet extremely significant market. For more information go to