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MRB Group President and CEO Ryan Colvin, PE, recently announced that several new engineers and planners have joined the firm to make 2021 a year of record growth.

 “Our workload and staffing have been steadily increasing,” said Colvin, who pointed out that despite the challenges many businesses faced in 2020 and 2021, the demand for MRB Group’s expertise has never lessened. 

 “Our municipal clients are in greater need of support and services,” Colvin continued. 

 “Our offices in Charleston will soon be doubled in both physical size and in staffing, as a result of growth over the past year,” Colvin said, noting the addition of four individuals to the team there, with more to come. 

 “Our Temple, Texas, office was relocated to a much larger space that we designed and renovated, transforming a large property in the City’s downtown business district,” Colvin stated.   He said that several new people and a Southwest Area Manager were added to Texas teams in the last six months alone.

 “As our expansion continues, we are actively recruiting professionals who want to join a dynamic, fast-paced and exciting environment,” said Colvin.

 In Rochester, Mackenzie Delaney recently joined the firm to support construction observation and will support wastewater and water projects.  Her academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management Engineering Technology. 

 Leah Hamilton is joining the Rochester staff as a Local Government Services Manager.  She is a former Workforce Development Coordinator and Public Library Administrator, and is currently obtaining her Masters degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.  She will support the Municipal Services group in the Rochester, Finger Lakes, and Syracuse offices. 

 “Leah’s background in municipal and public service organizations will provide insight that will be valuable to local government leaders looking for opportunities to improve management capacity and increase the efficiency of municipal services,” Colvin said.

 In the firm’s Syracuse office, Nick Balduzzi recently joined the civil engineering team to support projects with drafting and design, surveying, and transportation inspection.  With a Bachelor of Science degree from the SUNY Poly Institute, Nick is a Syracuse-area native.

 Also working in Syracuse are Jared Shepard and Tracey Verrier, both members of the SmarterLocalGov team providing municipal services and support.  Shepard will provide clients with economic development research and assistance as a Senior Planning Associate.  A graduate of the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, Jared’s background includes modeling and analysis of economic impacts, financial forecasting, labor and market research, and many other forms of economic development and local government support.

Verrier will work with client communities on key projects as a Senior Economic Analyst.  The former Executive Director of Cayuga Strategic Solutions, a joint venture of the Cayuga County Development Agency and Chamber of Commerce, Verrier has significant experience providing economic development and organizational leadership.  She has worked extensively with local governments, federal and state agencies, businesses, and multiple economic development organizations to form collaborative relationships and coordinate critical business development projects.  

 “We’re assembling dynamic and powerful teams of innovative problem solvers – who can help communities accomplish more,” said Colvin.

 “We will continue to build our teams in response to client needs, and are inviting professionals with backgrounds in engineering, architecture, planning, and municipal administration to consider joining MRB Group,” Colvin added.

 “New staff will help us innovate and evolve – as we continue to build a unique, client-focused resource for municipalities.   Our goal is to support local governments and give them a competitive advantage.  Our teams help community leaders better manage infrastructure, plan strategically, foster economic development, and prepare for positive growth.  We help them create a vibrant future of their own making,” he concluded, adding that given the evolving and expanding services of MRB Group, new team members will likely have the ability to shape their own futures as well.

 MRB Group is one of the oldest engineering, architecture and planning firms in the northeast.  Its roots date back to 1927 in Rochester, NY, where the firm is still based. 

 Specializing in municipal services, MRB Group supports communities throughout the United States.  The firm’s team of nearly 130 engineers, architects, planners, and technical staff currently works with more than 175 local governments, supporting operations and assisting with long term strategic plans, planning and zoning board support, and economic development services. 

 MRB Group also assists with a variety of public works functions, provides architecture for rehabilitation of public facilities, and works closely with municipal leaders and staff to preserve and maintain critical community infrastructure, like water and wastewater systems.  For more information, visit www.mrbgroup.com .

 

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PODCAST: View from the Top-Elected Officials’ Role in Economic Development https://mrbgroup.com/podcast-elected-officilals-role-in-economic-development/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:19:56 +0000 https://mrbgroup.com/?p=4926 The post PODCAST: View from the Top-Elected Officials’ Role in Economic Development appeared first on MRB Group.

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View from the Top-Elected Officials’ Role in Economic Development

Economic Development is a team sport, and a successful effort means every player executing well on their specific role. Mayors and other elected officials have a unique role in communicating confidence in the regional market, ensuring constituents and other elected officials have the best information available, and holding staff accountable to sound performance metrics.

This panel discussion gets unique insights from two first-term Mayors, learning from their experience in working with investors, staff members, and their respective communities to ensure growth and development without compromising community values.

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PODCAST: Meet the SmarterLocalGov Team https://mrbgroup.com/podcast-meet-the-smarterlocalgov-team/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 20:14:08 +0000 https://mrbgroup.com/?p=4914 The post PODCAST: Meet the SmarterLocalGov Team appeared first on MRB Group.

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Meet the SmarterLocalGov Team

MRB Group has developed the SmarterLocalGov initiative to support communities around the U.S. with local government operations challenges, including those in administration, finance, planning, economic development, and public works.

This episode introduces the audience to the SmarterLocalGov leadership team, provides background on our team members, and overviews the service lines that can advance total community health in your city, town, or county.

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PODCAST: What Do I Do With This?-Redeveloping Brownfields https://mrbgroup.com/podcast-what-do-i-do-with-this-redeveloping-brownfields/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 20:01:44 +0000 https://mrbgroup.com/?p=4902 The post PODCAST: What Do I Do With This?-Redeveloping Brownfields appeared first on MRB Group.

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What Do I Do With This?- Redeveloping Brownfields

In this episode of Building Stronger Communities, SmarterLocalGov team members Matt Horn and Michael N’dolo sit down with Lisa Nagle of Elan Planning to talk about how local leaders can benefit from state and federal programs to address brownfields in their communities. Join us to find out more… 

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PODCAST: Ready to Win-Attracting Large-Scale Projects to Your Community https://mrbgroup.com/podcast-ready-to-win-attracting-large-scale-projects-to-your-community/ Fri, 10 Dec 2021 20:08:34 +0000 https://mrbgroup.com/?p=4862 The post PODCAST: Ready to Win-Attracting Large-Scale Projects to Your Community appeared first on MRB Group.

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Ready to Win-Attracting

Large-Scale Projects to Your Community

In this Episode of Building Stronger Communities, SmarterLocalGov team members Michael N’Dolo, Heather Simmons Jones, and Matt Horn discuss how to attract large-scale projects to your community.  Join us to find out more… 

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CBA Video Tutorial https://mrbgroup.com/cba/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 14:01:32 +0000 https://mrbgroup.com/?p=4848 The post CBA Video Tutorial appeared first on MRB Group.

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Video tutorial page for the MRB Cost Benefit Calculator

Quick Overview of the MRB Cost Benefit Calculator

Construction Phase Inputs

Operation Phase Employment and Earnings

Fiscal Impacts Assumptions

PILOT Exemption

Other Public and Private Benefits

Notes and Final Input

Economic Impact Explanations

Fiscal Impact Explanations

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MRB Group In The News: MRB Group Pledges $20K for Inclusive Playground https://mrbgroup.com/mrb-group-pledges-20k-for-inclusive-playground/ Fri, 22 Oct 2021 17:57:33 +0000 https://mrbgroup.com/?p=4809 The post MRB Group In The News: MRB Group Pledges $20K for Inclusive Playground appeared first on MRB Group.

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MRB Group was featured in an article in the Finger Lakes Times about a project in the Town of Canadaigua. 

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DDOCT Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy https://mrbgroup.com/ddoct-comprehensive-economic-development-strategy/ Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:18:40 +0000 https://mrbgroup.com/?p=4805 The post DDOCT Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy appeared first on MRB Group.

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DDOCT Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

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Town of Galway Senior Housing Study https://mrbgroup.com/town-of-galway-senior-housing-study/ Tue, 12 Oct 2021 20:52:16 +0000 https://mrbgroup.com/?p=4777 The post Town of Galway Senior Housing Study appeared first on MRB Group.

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Town of Galway Senior Housing Study

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Cayuga County Supply Chain Analysis https://mrbgroup.com/supply-chain-analysis/ Tue, 07 Sep 2021 13:00:46 +0000 https://mrbgroup.com/?p=4718 The post Cayuga County Supply Chain Analysis appeared first on MRB Group.

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Supply Chain Study

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