Not In My Back Yard!

Who are NIMBYs and what do they want? A Planning Commission perspective. By Steve Troskey, AICP Most people interested in planning or development have heard the term NIMBY; Not In My Back Yard. As Planning Commissioners in a small town, we may run into “NIMBYS” at meetings. What do they want (or not want) and…

Planning Commission Dos & Don’ts

Stephen Troskey, Planner One of the hallmarks of a small town is that we see each other regularly; at the grocery store, the watering hole, or the implement dealer. It can be tempting to discuss upcoming Planning Commission business when asked about a specific item, but it is a best practice to invite residents to…

Steve Troskey | Five Years

Steve Troskey, Celebrating Five Years, May 2020 What is your first memory or a memorable project/experience at CGA? Soon after starting I was asked to lay out a huge subdivision. Roads, storm-water areas, lot sizes, everything. As a planner, I work on large-scale ideas, and being asked to use my expertise immediately showed their confidence…

17 Service Lines, One PDF

With 17 different service lines offered, it’s hard to keep track of all that we do. The recent addition of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services gave us a great excuse to update our overview PDF of our services. This way, you can reference all of our services (and which engineer you can contact for each),…

We like to have fun, too!

Although we had to wait until February for the “holiday party”, the important thing is that we finally got together outside of work to have some FUN! Since one of our core values is FAMILY, employees from all five Iowa locations along with their spouses/significant others were invited to Wayward Social in Marshalltown in early…

Mindy Bryngelson, P.E. | 20 Years

Mindy Bryngelson, P.E., Celebrating 20 Years, January, 2020 What is your first memory or a memorable project/experience at CGA? The first project that I ever designed as a new EI (at that time we were referred to EITs or “Engineers in Training”) was the Heart of Iowa Nature Trail between Collins and Maxwell in Story…

Sean Williams | Five Years

Sean Williams, Celebrating Five Years, January, 2020 What is your first memory or a memorable project/experience at CGA? Being the new hire, I was paired up with CGA survey legend, and now longest-tenured CGA employee, Scott Sorem. He had been working daily at the new power plant in Marshalltown and that is where I lived…