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MRB Group President Ryan Colvin, P.E., recently announced that Brooke Mayer has joined the firm’s Planning Team as a Senior Planning Associate. She is a former Project Administrator and Senior Project Planner for the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, and most recently has served as a Project Manager for the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York.

According to Colvin, Mayer’s unique skills include research, analysis, estimating, planning and supervising the implementation of high-level planning projects. “Brooke has a unique ability to successfully coordinate many stakeholders and achieve positive results. She facilitates progress – and project momentum,” said Colvin.

“These are leadership qualities that benefit our clients at MRB Group,” he said.

Brooke Mayer is a graduate of Cornell University, and earned her Masters in City and Regional Planning from the Pratt Institute with a concentration in Environmental Planning. Her vast experience includes green infrastructure, site planning analysis, capital improvement planning and project administration, along with grant writing.

She will support MRB Group’s SmarterLocalGov municipal services team, and work with its Director, Matt Horn, on projects that enhance the management capacity of local governments in order to increase efficiency and improve services.

“We are really excited to have Brooke join our team of professionals,” said Horn, whose experience as City Manager in Geneva allowed him to work with Brooke and become familiar with her accomplishments at Cornell.

“She understands that planning is only beneficial if it translates into achievement. Our implementation experience is what sets MRB Group apart. In addition to being planners, we are practitioners. Brooke is an excellent enhancement to our team,” said Horn.

“We’re extremely fortunate Brooke chose to come to work for MRB Group, and share her expertise with our community leaders. She will be a great resource to help them accomplish their goals,” Colvin stated.

“I am thrilled to join MRB and the SmarterLocalGov team to put my skillset to work helping municipalities plan for a vibrant, healthy future,” Mayer said. “As a resident of the Finger Lakes, I am particularly excited to work across the region helping communities define and implement strategic goals to bring about sustainability – both environmental and economic,” she stated.

MRB Group is a Rochester-based engineering, architecture, and municipal services firm serving private and commercial clients, including more than 150 New York State municipalities. With a focus on long term sustainability, the firm assists local government leaders with community planning as well as design and maintenance of critical infrastructure, like water and wastewater systems. Their SmarterLocalGov team provides experience-based strategic planning and support for achieving operational efficiency in all municipal services.