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Washington State Tolling Gets A Massive Upgrade

If you’ve driven across SR 520 (the world’s longest floating bridge) or through the SR 99 tunnel or on one of the other tolled highways in Washington State, you likely paid your toll bill online or by calling a customer service…

Kate Elliott Communications and Outreach, Local and State Agencies
Meet Caitlin Bryan, Senior Environmental Scientist

Where are you from and where do you live now? I have been in the Pacific Northwest since 2012, and I live in Washington. I previously hailed from the Rockies (New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming) and spent much of my childhood in…

Alan R. Hughes, RG, LG, PG Environmental, MFA Staff and Culture
MFA Promotes Grant Herbert, GISP, to Principal GIS Analyst

MFA is proud to announce the promotion of Grant Herbert, GISP, to principal. Grant serves as the Director of Technology at FLO Analytics (MFA’s sub-brand focused on GIS and data analytics) where he is responsible for research and…

Kathy J. Lombardi, PE MFA Staff and Culture
Oregon’s New 1200-Z Industrial Stormwater Discharge Permit: What You Need to Know

The renewed 1200-Z Industrial Stormwater Discharge Permit (Permit) has been issued, and there are quite a few changes that Oregon industries must wrap their heads around before the Permit becomes effective on July 1, 2021. We’ve summed up…

Ada H. Banasik, PE Stormwater
Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day

Every year on June 23, we celebrate outstanding women for their accomplishments in the engineering industry. In 2014, the Women’s Engineering Society established an international awareness campaign to encourage career opportunities and…

Alistaire Clary, PE Engineering, MFA Staff and Culture
Merideth D’Andrea, RG, LG, PG, Promoted to Principal Geologist

MFA is proud to announce the promotion of Merideth D’Andrea to principal geologist, recognizing her outstanding commitment to delivering excellence to MFA’s clients and colleagues. For 20 years, Ms. D’Andrea has provided geologic…

Kathy J. Lombardi, PE Environmental, MFA Staff and Culture
Using GIS to Identify Affordable Housing near Transit Stations

Happiness is an easy commute, but finding affordable housing near employment centers or near high-capacity transit is becoming more difficult every year. Many factors contribute to the record pace of increasing housing prices, especially…

Matt Hoffman GIS & Data Management, Planning & Community Development, Real Estate
Meet Sidney Counts, Communications Specialist

What do you do at MFA? I’m a communications specialist at MFA. In short, that means I specialize in effectively sharing information, whether that’s providing community members with information on a project that may affect them or…

Kate Elliott Communications and Outreach, MFA Staff and Culture
Ports, maritime industry support local and national resiliency

In recognition of National Maritime Day, Maul Foster & Alongi salutes our ports and maritime sector! MFA is fortunate to work with public ports and other maritime sector clients across the Pacific Northwest to help them achieve their…

Abbi Russell Climate Change and Resilience, Ports
Recognizing the Service of Our Public Partners

Recognizing the Service of Our Public Partners Since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week has been observed during the first week of May. The week is dedicated to recognizing the people who serve our nation as federal, state, county,…

Charla Skaggs Communications and Outreach, Local and State Agencies, MFA Staff and Culture, Ports
MFA President Becomes an Admin for a Day

On Friday, April 16, 2021, I had the opportunity to work as an administrative teammate. I was told to be on-site in our Portland office at 8:00 a.m., bring a mask, and remember social distancing requirements. I decided to get to the office a…

Steven P. Taylor, PE MFA Staff and Culture
Meet Christina Johnson, Senior Geologist

Where are you from and where do you live now? I would call myself a California transplant, with deep roots in Vancouver, Washington. I call Idaho home now. What do you do at MFA? I mostly contribute to the Coeur d’Alene Trust…

David G. Weatherby, RG, LG MFA Staff and Culture, Mining
DEI at MFA: Progress and Future Plans

In 2019, MFA launched a diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative. Three core values guide DEI at MFA: Everyone deserves a safe, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We can better serve the communities where we work by increasing…

Jennifer King, PE, SPHR MFA Staff and Culture
The Search for a Port Executive

Ephrata is an eastern Washington town of fewer than 9,000 people. Born at the turn of the twentieth century, Ephrata, like many nearby communities, was first a hub for workers who were supporting the federal government’s rural…

Abbi Russell Communications and Outreach, Planning & Community Development
Meet Erik Naylor, Project Chemist/Environmental Scientist

Where are you from and where do you live now? I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. I made a five-year stop in Moscow, Idaho, for university and then migrated west and have called Portland home for the past 13 years. What do…

Phil Wiescher, PhD Environmental, MFA Staff and Culture
Meet Steve Taylor, President/Principal Engineer

Where are you from and where do you live now? Tricky question. Born in Wisconsin, but my dad was in the army, so we moved. I lived in 15 places in my first 18 years. I have lived in in Oregon since attending Oregon State…

Alistaire Clary, PE Engineering, MFA Staff and Culture