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  • Logan Simpson takes on the next 30 years under new leadership

    After founding Logan Simpson and successfully leading the firm’s 30 years of guiding responsible change, Diane Simpson-Colebank is stepping down as president and CEO. Diane will continue to serve as a principal of the firm focusing on key projects and clients. The firm celebrates Diane’s many accomplishments and is grateful for her efforts in developing the next generation of leaders that will carry the firm’s mission and legacy into the future. 

    Diane will be handing the reins to a familiar face, Bruce Meighen, whom the firm’s shareholders unanimously elected to be the next CEO.  Bruce—a principal from our Fort Collins, Colorado office who has been with Logan Simpson for close to a decade—is an idealist with a passion for creativity and innovation backed by 25 years of experience. Bruce holds degrees in business, environmental systems, and city planning from Champlain College, McGill University, and Georgia Tech.   He served as a vice president at two of the nation’s largest planning firms and has been part of the leadership team at Logan Simpson. Bruce brings an infectious enthusiasm for this evolution of the firm. He is grateful for his partners’ trust and will focus on evolving our current practices and emerging services that tackle today’s new environmental, cultural resource, planning, and design challenges.  

    Logan Simpson’s upcoming leaders have acquired the firm—a rarity in today’s consulting market—demonstrating the trust that Logan Simpson’s shareholders have in the firm’s leaders. To undertake an internal transition and become a trusted, legacy organization, any firm must have a pool of talented leaders, and Logan Simpson has such a group.  Thought leaders such as Jana McKenzie, Patricia McCabe, Erick Laurila, Jeremy Call and Wayne Colebank will collaborate with Bruce to continue the firm’s success by accelerating innovation in the environmental, cultural resources, planning, and design fields. 

    Our leadership team, who are friends and colleagues, celebrate healthy ideological debates and collaborative problem-solving. Their success is based on the simple art of listening to our staff, team members, and clients. This co-creation philosophy fosters innovation, boldness, and cohesion that ensures our client’s collective success. We understand that big ideas come from our staff’s ability to share ideas openly. Logan Simpson celebrates and fosters an inclusive culture that is inviting and reflective of our changing social environment.  

    Though the faces are changing as we transition our leadership, Logan Simpson will continue to be, at its core, a multidisciplinary consulting firm that guides responsible change.  We will continue to bring unique and creative solutions to complicated problems that build on Diane’s success through her decades of leadership.   

    Bring on the next 30 years.

  • US Forest Service Amends Rule for Powerline Maintenance and Vegetation Management

    Electric utilities provide vital energy services to customers. Efficient and environmentally safe powerline maintenance and vegetation management is critical to providing safe and reliable delivery of electricity. Implementing a coordinated and cooperative approach between utilities and agencies before, during, and after powerline maintenance and vegetation management increases maintenance efficiencies.



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  • Kevin Boesch, CPESC Earns Envirocert International’s Annual Service Award

    Envirocert International has awarded Clean Water Act Permitting Specialist Kevin Boesch its Annual Service Award for significant contributions to ECI and its professional Certification Committee. …

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  • Logan Simpson Earns AMCA General Contractor Mentor of the Year Award

    Watch a video about our philosophy of working with small and disadvantaged businesses.

    Logan Simpson was proud to accept the Associated Minority Contractors of Arizona General Contractor Mentor Award at the AMCA awards banquet November 10. Logan Simpson is a woman-owned business that has provided landscape architecture, environmental planning, cultural resources, and community planning services for nearly thirty years. As a small business, we have taken advantage of state, local, and federal set-aside programs to secure work for decades….

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  • Work-Life Balance: Logan Simpson’s Babies at Work Policy

    Logan Simpson likes babies.

    When most companies offer a family-friendly work environment as part of their benefit packages, it usually means they allow parents to adjust their work hours around their children’s medical appointments or school hours. Environmental planning firm Logan Simpson takes that work-life balance benefit a step further with our baby-at-work policy.

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  • APWA Arizona Chapter Newsletter Features Article on Wellspring Park

    The May 2018 edition of the Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association newsletter features an article on the City of Goodyear, Arizona’s Wellspring Park. Read it to find out how Goodyear  plans to use a public-private partnership (P3) to help its citizens improve overall health and wellness. Logan Simpson developed the park’s conceptual master plan and created a fly-thorough video of how the park may be developed. Visit wellspringpark.com for more information or visit the City of Goodyear’s Parks and Recreation Department website.

     

  • Logan Simpson Archaeologist Joey LaValley Presents Charcoal Paper at SHA

    Logan Simpson Archaeologist Joey LaValley presented the paper “The Beginning of the End: An Economic Impact Analysis on Late 19th-Century Charcoal Production in the Roberts Mountains of Eureka County, Nevada” at the Society of Historic Archaeology Conference this January. In the late 19th century, mining companies in Eureka, Nevada used charcoal to fuel their smelters.

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  • Buffware lecture at the Arizona Archaeological Sociey

    If you live in the Southwest, chances are you’re familiar with buffware – even if you don’t know the name.  The pottery, or fragments of it, are on display in museums, while modern imitations of the tan and red or brown pottery sits in every souvenir shop in the state.

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  • Archaeological Investigations on ASU’s Tempe Campus

    Did you know that Arizona State University’s Tempe campus sits on top of ancient Hohokam ruins?  We did! 

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  • West Central Mountains Economic Development Strategy Published

    Logan Simpson’s Community Planning Team facilitated the development of the West Central Mountains Economic Development Strategy.  The Strategy represents the first time communities within the two-county area collaborated to develop an action-oriented, regional plan that nurtures a diverse economy while honoring the area’s socio-economic heritage. …

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