Tonya Finley Elected to CCBA Board of Directors
DEA Senior Associate, Manager of Contracts and Risk Management, Tonya Finley, has been elected to the Clackamas County Business Alliance Board of Directors to serve a two-year term. She is also serving as Sr. Vice President to the ACEC Oregon Board of Directors. Her new role on the ACEC Board will place her on the track to be the ACEC President-elect for the 2022/2023 term.
Congratulations Tonya, thank you for your service to our state and local community!
DEA Awards Five Scholarships
The future of the A/E/C industry looks BRIGHT! DEA is excited to award scholarships to five inspired college students pursuing degrees in civil engineering, electrical engineering, surveying/geomatics, marine/hydrographic science, landscape architecture, construction engineering, planning, or natural resources/environmental science.
John Hogan Discusses California’s Infrastructure Report Card
Fox News Sacramento interviewed DEA Senior Vice President John Hogan, P.E., about ASCE’s Infrastructure Report Card for California. ASCE gave the state’s infrastructure a grade of C-. During the interview, John explained that the C- grade comes from a prolonged lack of funding.
As John said, “Things are not going to get better by themselves. The state relies on the federal government for a good portion of our infrastructure funding. We don’t rely solely on them … but the federal government really needs to set the standard by coming in and providing the lion’s share of funding for big infrastructure projects.”
John is a past President of the ASCE Los Angeles Section and an ASCE Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient.
Watch the interview to find out more about why federal funding is essential to repairing existing infrastructure and building for the future.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held on Carnes Road
Douglas County held a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate their Safe Routes to School Improvements project. The County had major safety concerns for students walking and biking from school due to high traffic volumes, fast speeds, undefined intersection crossings, continuous driveway access, and limited pedestrians/bicycle facilities. DEA designed new continuous sidewalks and buffered bike lanes on both sides of the road, upgraded storm sewer system, and new roadway pavement.
Douglas County Commissioner Kress said, “The construction was worth the wait. The dramatic difference these improvements have made in such a high traffic corridor is just remarkable. Making school zones and access to schools safer for everyone in neighboring communities is a high priority for myself and my fellow Commissioners. In addition to our partners that collaborated on the grant and our project contractors, we would also like to thank our local residents for their cooperation, patience, and understanding during construction.”
Meet Our New Survey Vessel the S/V Seahawk
DEA is making a splash with the latest addition to our survey fleet – the S/V Seahawk! Customized to support inshore and offshore survey operations, the Seahawk accommodates a full suite of hydrographic survey equipment and dynamic positioning systems, and features state-of-the-art computers for managing data acquisition.
Anna Flores Appointed SMPS Inland Empire President
DEA Marketing Specialist, Anna Flores, is serving as the President of SMPS Inland Empire Chapter. SMPS is a diverse community of marketing and business development professionals. SMPS members work together to move the A/E/C industries forward.
“Being a member of SMPS, and most importantly serving as a volunteer on the board the past four years, has played an important role in my career. I have made some great connections and continue to build on fostering those relationships,” Anna said in her president’s note to the chapter.
Rebecca Crouse Appointed to SMPS Seattle Board of Directors
DEA Marketing Specialist, Rebecca Crouse, will serve her second year on SMPS Seattle’s Board of Directors as Director of Special Events. SMPS is a diverse community of marketing and business development professionals working together to move the A/E/C industries forward.
Kevin Farley Joins David Evans and Associates, Inc.
DEA Consults on Major Inland Northwest Traffic Changes
DEA has partnered with ITD to improve the busy junction of Interstate 90 and State Route 41 in Post Falls, Idaho. Inland Northwest Market Leader, Rusty Leahy, comments on the growth in the region and improvement projects in Idaho and Spokane, Washington.
Richard Patterson Joins David Evans and Associates, Inc.
Welcome Richard Patterson! Richard joins DEA as a Vice President and Senior Project Manager in our Transportation Business Unit. He brings more than 36 years of experience in project management, civil and structural design, and project controls for bridges, building structures, underground transit stations, tunnels, and transit centers.