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from Woodson Engineering and Surveying
August 2019
Volume 7
Issue 2
In This Newsletter:

  • Woodson team expands with two new additions!
  • Woodson helps with Museum Fire flooding preparations
  • Jeff Swan receives Transportation Legacy Award
  • Conference Updates
25 Years and Counting!
We’d like to extend a big Thank You to everyone that joined our 25th Anniversary Party in June, and to those who sent their well wishes. It was a great afternoon of reconnecting with our long-time friends and we greatly appreciate the support we received. We’d also like to recognize several businesses that offered extra parking: Kachina, Simply Delicious, Babbitt Ford, Pioneer Title, Magnum, Wall, Stoops and Warden, Angela Wyatt’s office, and Tom Brewster.
Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans presented a Proclamation declaring June 13, 2019 to be Woodson Engineering Day! From left to right: Mark Woodson, Mayor Evans, Lupe Woodson, Flagstaff City Council member Charlie Odegaard.
Ruth Woodson (Mark’s Mom) seated next to Mayor Evans, just recently turned 99. She told Mark how proud his Dad (who was also a civil engineer) would have been to see Mark’s success with the business.
Guests headed to the second floor for the beverages and appetizers.
Kat Ross from the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce presented Mark and Lupe with a special 25-Year recognition plaque. Coconino County Supervisor Art Babbott (left) also visited to offer his congratulations.
The Museum Fire: Post-Fire Flooding Mitigation
Woodson engineers were called in to help assess the areas at high-risk for flooding following the Museum Fire. The Museum Fire started on July 21st and burned 1,961 acres about one mile north of Flagstaff, in the Dry Lake Hills. The watershed that burned drains into Flagstaff’s east side neighborhoods including Sunnyside, Elden Estates, and Linda Vista. Our team conducted modeling to help assess which locations were most at risk. We were also on the ground going door-to-door discussing flooding impacts with residents, and determining where sandbags and other barriers would be most effective. The mitigation efforts have yet to be tested as the summer has been dry with little monsoon moisture. In the photo at the top Rick Schuller is presenting a map showing flooding potential. Below, he and Mike Janes are assisting with barrier and sandbag placement. 



New Staff
We are pleased to announce new staff that have joined Woodson. Renée Fay has filled a new position as Operations Manager, overseeing our administrative operations. Renée has worked in our industry for many years and will be a welcome addition to the team. Renée is an accounting professional with over 20 years of experience in accounting, internal audits, financial reporting, government contract reporting requirements, and much more. She has lived in Flagstaff for many years and we are thrilled to have her join the Woodson team.

On the engineering side of our operations, we have added Joel Gilbert, EIT . Joel completed his Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University in Environmental Engineering last spring. He brings a strong interest, and relevant course work, in water resources and storm water systems, as well as experience with AutoCAD and related modeling software. Welcome aboard Joel! 
Renée Fay
Joel Gilbert, EIT
Jeff Swan Receives Transportation Legacy Award
At this year’s Roads and Streets conference, Jeff Swan was presented with the Transportation Legacy Award recognizing his contributions to transportation in Arizona. Jeff spent 32 years with ADOT, including serving as District Engineer for the Holbrook District. Now retired from ADOT, Jeff continues to be engaged with the transportation community through his work at Woodson for the last 13 years, as well as serving as Secretary of the Arizona branch of ASCE. Congratulations Jeff and thank you for your ongoing involvement and dedication to the profession! 
Conference Update
 
Woodson will have a booth at the ASCE State Conference on September 13th in Phoenix. We will also attend the Rural Transportation Conference October 16-18 in Tucson. We hope to see you there!
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