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MFA Gives Back to Clark County Through Civic Leadership Program

From September 2017 to June 2018, I participated in Leadership Clark County, a program that aims to develop effective civic leaders who will serve the Clark County community. During the program, I was part of a diverse group of 35 Clark County…

Emily Hess, LG, RG MFA Staff and Culture
Meet Grant Herbert, Senior GIS Analyst/Developer

Where are you from and where do you live now? I’m originally from New Zealand, and now I live in Seattle, Washington. What do you do at MFA? I manage a number of Local Government and Utilities Sector projects. I also provide…

Leora Werner MFA Staff and Culture
1200-Z Stormwater Discharge Permit Reissued by Oregon DEQ

In August, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) entered into a Settlement Agreement with environmental advocacy groups (Columbia Riverkeeper and Northwest Environmental Defense Center) and a group of industrial stormwater…

Ada H. Banasik, PE Stormwater
MFA Recognizes New ICARE Awards Recipients

Twice a year, MFA celebrates employees demonstrating our company values through the actions they take on the job and in the community—be it going the extra mile to assist a colleague and deliver results for our clients, simply emptying the…

Jennifer King, PE Awards, MFA Staff and Culture
The Dizzying Story of the Updated RMP Rule: Spoiler Alert—Compliance Date for Most of the Changes is March 15, 2021

PSM/RMP for the Uninitiated: The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) both enforce similar requirements for facilities that have more than the threshold quantity of listed…

Bill Beadie, CIH Food Processing, Health & Safety
New SWIFT Center Model of Adaptive Reuse 

The SWIFT (Sedro-Woolley Innovation for Tomorrow) Center in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, is a portal from the past into the future, and a model for how underutilized spaces can be reborn as thriving community assets. The SWIFT Center, in…

Jim Darling Engineering, Planning & Community Development
MFA’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Services on Display at Two Conferences Sept. 20

Join Grant Herbert, Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst/Developer, and Erik Strandhagen, Senior GIS Analyst and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certified Remote Pilot, for presentations on the benefits, challenges, and…

Carly Schaefer Brownfield Redevelopment, GIS & Data Management, Real Estate, Unmanned Aerial Systems
Another MFA Project Wins Washington State Governor’s Smart Communities Award

MFA is honored to have been part of a team that was recently awarded the 2018 Governor’s Smart Communities Award in the Smart Projects category for the Skagit County Community Justice Center Brownfield Redevelopment project. To assist the…

Leora Werner Awards, Brownfield Redevelopment, Planning & Community Development
MFA Welcomes 9 New Colleagues

MFA is excited to welcome our newest colleagues to our growing team! Learn about the new additions and connect with them using the links, below. Nick Petersen, CPA, Senior Accountant, Vancouver Office Nick has a bachelor’s degree in…

Jennifer King, PE MFA Staff and Culture
Announcing MFA’s New Principals

Congratulations to Alan Hughes, Charla Skaggs, and Stacy Frost on their well-deserved promotions to Principal at MFA! Alan, Charla, and Stacy each embody MFA’s core values of innovation, collaboration, agility, respect, and excellence….

Steven P. Taylor, PE MFA Staff and Culture
Don’t Just Read It; Experience It With A Story Map.

Anyone that has watched the Game of Thrones opening title sequence has experienced how harnessing the power of map imagery can tell a compelling story. While the GIS and data management professionals at MFA may be unfamiliar with fighting…

Victoria O'Daniel GIS & Data Management
From Writing Textbooks to Solving Complex Problems: MFA Toxicologist Amplifies Research Training

In our daily lives we are constantly exposed to ever-changing mixtures of chemicals, and existing tools for figuring out how these chemical mixtures affect our health are not necessarily comprehensive. This is largely because they do not…

Blair Paulik, PhD Air Quality, Health & Safety, Sediment, Stormwater
Innovative Dredging and Sediment Disposal Benefit Lower Columbia River Community

Like many small, rural communities, Cathlamet, Washington, is transitioning from dependence upon commercial fishing and timber jobs to new methods of economic development, in part relying on a healthy tourism industry to keep the town’s…

James Maul, RG, LG Ports, Sediment
Meet MFA’s New Senior Environmental Scientist: Amy Peccia

For some, environmental compliance means just checking a box. To Amy Peccia, MFA’s new Senior Environmental Scientist, it’s more than that. “At MFA, it’s not just about meeting regulations. One of the most rewarding things about my job is…

Kathy J. Lombardi, PE MFA Staff and Culture
MFA Values Come to Life

The culture of an organization is many things, one of which is values. “Values, shmalues,” you might say, “that’s just corporate jibber-jabber.” To some degree, yes. What’s really important is the values in action. If you’ve…

Jennifer King, PE MFA Staff and Culture
Recycling is Changing in a Big Way

Have you heard the news? China recently began restricting the recycled materials it accepts for processing. Up until now, China has been one of the largest buyers of recycled materials from the United States, especially from West Coast…

Erik Bakkom, PE Economics, Solid Waste and Recycling
Oregon Air Toxics Level 1 Risk Assessment Tool Now Available

Are you wondering about your site’s Level 1 risk assessment under the proposed Cleaner Air Oregon air toxics rule? MFA can help. MFA has developed a free tool to assist clients with their Level 1 risk assessment under the proposed rules….

Chad Darby Air Quality