Congratulations to the City of Marion for recently being named a 2017 All-Star Community by the Iowa League of Cities for the Klopfenstein Amphitheater for the Performing Arts at Lowe Park. The city will be recognized at an Awards Banquet at the League’s Annual Conference & Exhibit, held in Davenport from September 27-29.
The All-Star Community Award is the most prestigious honor given by the League to cities. Entries are judged by a panel of former city officials and others familiar with municipal government. Judges determine winners based on innovative efforts in areas such as urban renewal, development, preservation, collaborative efforts or quality of life improvements. Marion was among three of Iowa’s 945 cities to garner such recognition.
To learn more, visit http://www.cityofmarion.org/Home/Components/News/News/2318/17.
Anderson Bogert is proud to have an exhibit booth at the Iowa League of Cities Annual Conference in September. If attending, visit us at Booth 78.
Michael Mahon has joined Anderson Bogert as an Entry-level Civil Engineer. Mahon recently completed his B.S. in Civil Engineering at Iowa State University. In his role, he will focus on design engineering for a variety of public and private civil engineering projects. He is located in Anderson Bogert’s Marion office.
To Our Valued Friends, Vendors, Customers, and Subcontractors:
Effective Monday May 1, 2017, Anderson Bogert’s summer business hours will be as follows:
|Monday:||7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday:||7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday:||7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|Thursday:||7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|Friday:||7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.|
We sincerely value your business! If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact our office by calling 319-377-4629 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anderson Bogert is recognizing our surveying team during National Surveyors Week, March 19 – 25.
In recognition, staff spent part of a lunch hour geocaching. This fun activity is recommended by the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) to try during this special week. Following a presentation from our Survey Manager about geocaching, we found three geocaches right around our Cedar Rapids office. Many commented that it felt like being on a treasure hunt.
Anderson Bogert will be recognizing our surveying staff with various activities throughout the week. To learn more about National Surveyors Week, visit www.nsps.us.com.
Anderson Bogert took a few minutes at the start of National Engineer’s Week to celebrate with a fun, lighthearted team building activity to create a few roadways with special tape. Matchbox cars and all, we had a good time. Throughout the week, we will be recognizing our Engineering staff with various activities.
To learn more about E-Week, visit www.discovere.org/our-programs/engineers-week.
Anderson Bogert is honored to recognize 25 years of service by team member, Jayne DeCoste, P.E. We celebrated her anniversary with a huge banner, crystal clock, a variety of cupcakes, and even her own specially-designed street sign.
Ms. DeCoste is an intricate part of the team and has worked on a variety of civil engineering projects over the last 25 years. Some highlights include:
- Over 30 projects at the Muscatine Municipal Airport with the most significant being paving of the crosswind runway and repaving the main runway
- Airport Layout Plans for Muscatine, Centerville, Bloomfield, and Marion
- Several residential housing developments in Cedar Rapids, Marion, Lisbon, and Atkins
- Iowa DOT funded roadway improvement projects in Vinton, Belle Plaine, Maquoketa, and Benton County
- Storm sewer design for Wright Brothers Boulevard from 6th Street to the Eastern Iowa Airport
- Countless sanitary sewer improvement projects in Cedar Rapids
- Morgan Creek Lift Station Improvements in Cedar Rapids
- University of Iowa Melrose Avenue Parking Lot
- City of Cedar Rapids roadway projects: Williams Boulevard from 8th Avenue to 16th Avenue, Czech Village Streetscape Improvements, and Edgewood Road Loop Ramp at Highway 30.
- Johnson County roadway projects: Highway 965 Roadway Rehabilitation and 120th Street Improvements, Prairie Du Chien Road Improvements, and Oakdale Boulevard Extension to Dubuque Street.
- Levee Land Acquisition project for the City of Muscatine
When Ms. DeCoste started with Anderson Bogert, there were about seven other staff members. Today, the firm is comprised of 22 staff. There have been many changes over the years, but Ms. DeCoste’s dedication has remained constant. We thank her for her continued service.
Anderson Bogert staff recently gave back to two area organizations that help children and families: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois and Waypoint.
One giving project was a company-wide donation drive for the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City and the Ronald McDonald Family Room at St. Luke’s. Employees and their families donated toys, individually wrapped snacks, household cleaning products, paper products, gift cards, and more to stock the charity’s pantries and toy closets. All of the items were delivered in time for the holidays.
In addition, Anderson Bogert employees volunteered time to Waypoint’s Winter Wonderland program. Our team of busy elves helped set up rooms for the charity’s holiday gift distribution. Gifts were distributed to families who are homeless, living in poverty, or victims of domestic violence.
Want to learn more about these worthwhile causes in our community? Visit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois at http://rmhc-eiwi.org/ and Waypoint at http://www.waypointservices.org/
Anderson Bogert is looking forward to visiting with leaders from Iowa’s communities at the 2016 Iowa League of Cities Annual Conference & Exhibit, held September 14-16 in Des Moines. All attendees are encouraged to visit us at booth #135.
The Iowa League of Cities serves as the unified voice of cities, providing advocacy, training, and guidance to strengthen Iowa’s communities. For more information, visit www.iowaleague.org.