Sample THANK YOU LETTER (SUCCESS)
Representative Pat Smiley
1234 Rayburn/Longworth/Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Representative Smiley,
Thank you for assistance in securing funding for our project in the (insert the name of the bill
that includes funding for your project – i.e. FY 2009 Transportation Appropriations Act). I greatly
appreciate your leadership on our behalf.
(insert some talking points here from your White Paper – i.e. The Main Street Bridge project will
improve safety, ease the flow of traffic and provide significant economic development benefits for our
As we move forward with this project, we will be sure to keep you and your staff apprised of any
developments. In the meantime, please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you.
(Note: The Mayor should sign the letter. Preferably, the note should be hand-written as it tends to
show more sincerity, but don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. You will be sending another
letter shortly inviting the Member to participate at a public event – i.e. ribbon cutting ceremony, ground