Civic Centered Consulting provides public affairs and strategic communications for a variety of clients in political, non-profit, and government sectors. We specialize in telling your story.

What We Do

General Consulting

Campaign Management
Strategy Development

Storytelling

Full Service Video Production, Editing, Ad Placement

Public Affairs

Coalition Building
Stakeholder Relations

Who We Are

Daniel Aschkinasi

Daniel Aschkinasi

Principal

2020 Pollie Award Winner

Daniel Aschkinasi has spent over a decade working in the political industry. Born and raised in Denver, Daniel has led campaigns and organizations to elect leaders reshaping the local and state policy landscape. In 2018, Daniel launched Civic Centered Consulting to serve the growing needs of political and non-profit organizations. Civic Centered Consulting has produced award winning video and photo assets and provides a full-service approach to the modern needs of organizations.

In 2021, Daniel stepped away from Civic Centered Consulting to serve in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, Daniel utilized his unique skillset to help solve the complex problems of the pandemic, including the oversight of one of the State’s largest equity vaccine sites, which saw over 10,000 vaccinations administered in a safe and efficient program.

In 2022, Daniel became the program manager for the State’s Rapid Testing program, dramatically improving response times and increasing the availability of free rapid tests to all Coloradans. Under Daniel’s leadership, the State reduced the delivery window for rapid testing supplies from 14 days to 48 hours. Overseeing a National Guard Deployment team of 15, Daniel was able to distribute over 6 million tests over the course of his tenure, making Colorado one of the most accessible states for testing resources in the nation by the development of a unique community-based point of distribution program.

Upon returning to consulting, Daniel was the general consultant for Denver Families Action, a 501C4 focused on Denver Public School’s Board of Elections. Over the course of the cycle, Civic Centered Consulting led the independent expenditure effort to elect new leadership in the Denver School Board elections, successfully securing three victories by considerable margins in 2023 and overseeing over $2 Million in resources.

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Press Clips

Colorado Politics - 11/3/21
Republicans see vote as harbinger of a more competitive Colorado

“There was definitely some voter fatigue across the city, with under 20% voter turnout in an election where there are some big decisions to be made,” said Democratic strategist Daniel Aschkinasi.

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The Gazette - 12/22/20
El Paso County prosecutor tapped for promotion after family’s contributions to DA-elect

“People are going above and beyond to conceal where the money is coming from and they’re doing it mostly because they don’t want to be pointed to for people to say, ‘Hey, why are you trying to influence the election?’ ” Aschkinasi said.

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The Westminster Window - 12/21/20
Justices choose seasoned manager for troubled judicial district

“When Don Quick ran for AG, he ran a campaign that didn’t ruffle a lot of feathers — which ultimately served to benefit him in the long run,” said Daniel Aschkinasi, a Democratic political consultant. Following his loss, Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Quick as a district court judge. Since mid-2019, Quick has been stationed in the Broomfield courthouse.

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The Denver Post - 6/17/19
Outside groups spent more than $1 million to influence Denver’s election and it took a lot of work to figure that out

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Sentinel Colorado - 4/24/19
Assistant DA Maillaro announces bid to replace term-limited Brauchler in 18th Judicial District

A native of New York, Maillaro has lived in Colorado for nearly 25 years, according to campaign spokesman Daniel Aschkinasi. He graduated from Queens College in the City University of New York system, and later attended law school at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

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