Emily Slotnick, AICP, CFM promoted to Associate - Climate Resilience
We are thrilled to announce that Emily Slotnick, AICP, CFM has been promoted to Associate - Climate Resilience. Emily has nearly 20 years of experience helping communities navigate the impacts of climate change through adaptation planning and developing resilient solutions. In this role, Emily leads a team of planners, scientists, engineers, and GIS professionals to develop cross-disciplinary solutions which will reduce vulnerability, strengthen infrastructure, protect natural resources, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations. 

BETA is dedicated to providing sustainable solutions to our clients as we face changing regulations and climate change, and we are thrilled to have Emily leading our group of climate resilience professionals to address these needs. Read more about Emily here and please join us in congratulating her as she takes on this exciting new role. 
FEMA Announces Building Resilient Infrastructure & Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Programs

All states are eligible for these programs, and each has some discretion over how funding is distributed. For example, in Massachusetts, statements of interest for BRIC are required by October 14th. Additionally, the Commonwealth has announced a BRIC and FMA grant program submission deadline of December 5, 2022.

BETA can help communities throughout New England as they coordinate with their applicable funding agencies to evaluate eligibility of projects for these grants, which can provide funding towards hazard mitigation plans and projects that reduce or eliminate risk of repetitive flood damage. Click here to read more about the FEMA grant programs and the funding available for each.
BETA engineer appointed Chair of APWA National Young Professionals Committee
The American Public Works Association (APWA) President-Elect Keith Pugh recently appointed Frank Marinaccio, PE as the Chair of the APWA National Young Professionals Committee. The Young Professionals Committee brings together members of APWA’s nine regions throughout the United States and Canada to foster and expand young professional membership and participation in the organization. Read more about Frank and his involvement with the APWA National Young Professionals Committee here.
Welcome to the team!
Leya Strode joined BETA's environmental services group as a Climate Resilience Scientist.

Leya has a BA in chemistry from Reed College and previously worked for the City of Portland, Oregon, where she worked on infrastructure management, energy efficiency, and community resilience as part of an in-house asset management program for the Bureau of Parks & Recreation.

Leya will be working with BETA's climate resiliency and environmental permitting group on hazard mitigation plans, local and state environmental compliance, and community engagement, as well as with the water and wastewater group on MS4, stormwater, and watershed planning projects. 
Upcoming events
Mark your calendar! We will be exhibiting at the following events and conferences and are excited to see you there.

October 6-7
Vermont League of Cities and Towns (Killington, VT)
SNEAPA Conference (Providence, RI)

October 19th
NEAPWA Fall Snow and Ice Conference (Boxboro, MA)
BETA GIS Manager Tito Sanchez will be presenting on the Mass Mutual Aid Program

November 1st
MassDOT Moving Together Conference (Boston, MA)

November 1-2
Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (Uncasville, CT)
Coming to a career fair near you...
As we head into the fall career fair season, we're excited to meet talented engineering, planning, landscape architecture, and environmental students who are interested in making a difference in their communities with a growing firm. Be sure to stop by and chat with our employees about what we do and why we love working here.

September 22nd
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Fall Career Fair

September 29th
University of Hartford Fall Internship & Career Fair

October 5th
University of Rhode Island Fall Engineering Tech Career Fair

October 7th
University of Hartford Civil Engineering Internship & Career Fair

October 13th
University of Massachusetts - Lowell Career Fair
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Career Fair

October 19th
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth Engineering & Technology Career Fair

October 21st
University of Massachusetts - Amherst Civil & Environmental Engineering Fall Career Fair

October 27th
Central CT State University – Engineering, Manufacturing & Construction Management Career Fair 

Hope to see you there!
We are currently looking for talented staff across many of our disciplines in offices throughout New England. BETA will challenge you with interesting work and offers the potential for growth and advancement. Browse our current job openings.