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EPA Webinar; Source Water Protection- Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for EPA’s Small Drinking Water Systems Webinar on Source Water Protection. After registering for the webinar, you should receive an automatic reply from GoToMeeting with a link to test your computer’s compatibility with the webinar software.

A webinar will be given each month to discuss challenges and treatment solutions for small drinking water and wastewater systems.

GAI moves office to Downtown Indianapolis

National Engineering Firm Relocates, Positions for Growth
Indianapolis, IN—GAI Consultants (GAI) announced today the opening of its new office location in downtown Indianapolis, IN. This move prepares the firm for continued growth and expansion in Central Indiana, and allows GAI to better serve the Indiana Department of Transportation, City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works and other municipal, private, and energy clients. GAI currently maintains three locations in Indiana, including Indianapolis, Fishers, and Fort Wayne.
Highlights/Key Facts
GAI is undergoing exciting growth and is actively seeking skilled individuals to work on challenging initiatives from the firm’s downtown Indianapolis, Fishers, and Fort Wayne locations.
The new downtown location has been designed to reflect GAI’s brand, and aligns with the firm’s focus of providing staff with optimal workspaces.
GAI currently works for a multitude of clients across Indiana, including the City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works, City of Fishers, Indiana Department of Transportation, Town of Brownsburg, City of Greenfield, City of Seymour, City of Bedford, City of Beech Grove, and City of Lebanon.
The office is led by Scott Hornsby, PE, an Assistant Vice President in GAI’s Midwest Markets.
GAI’s new office is located at Capital Center, South Tower, 201 N. Illinois Street, Suite 1700, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
An Open House event at GAI’s downtown Indianapolis office is planned for the summer of 2018.

OCRA Welcomes Michael Sinnet (Project Manager) & Paul Smith (Community Liason)

OCRA names new Project Manager and Community Liaison
INDIANAPOLIS – On March 12, Michael Sinnet joined the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) as the Project Manager handling the Stellar Communities program. Before joining OCRA, Michael was a Program Manager for Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana. The program he managed provided job-readiness skills training to seniors, 55 and older, with a goal of returning people to the workforce.
For more than 10 years, Michael has served in various non-profit leadership roles. While working for the John Boner Neighborhood Center, he helped design programs that provide academic, recreational, and cultural life skill experiences to students. He worked with parents, staff, and administration of the school. He also previously worked for the Boys & Girls Club of Montgomery County, helping to create broader organizational impact through program development, staff growth and grant management.
Michael is a collaborative minded individual who enjoys working with diverse populations, organizations and communities to improve programs and processes that positively influence under-served populations.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Michael lives in Crawfordsville with his wife Tiffany, daughters Peyton and Harper and dog Oscar. He enjoys being outdoors, concerts and reading.
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On March 26, Paul Smith joined OCRA as the West Central Community Liaison. The West Central region covers the following counties: Boone, Hendricks, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Greene, Sullivan, Clay, Vigo, Putnam, Parke, Vermillion, Fountain and Montgomery.
For more than 21 years, Paul has served in the Navy in various positions across the US. This progressive management and leadership experience allowed him to serve in positions that required leadership, talent development, HR knowledge and outstanding customer service. He helped to create broader organizational impact through program development, proactive community collaboration, and innovative resourcefulness.
He also is active in his community by volunteering with the Baxter YMCA, the USS Indiana and the USS Indianapolis Commissioning Committees.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Marian University and a Master of Business Administration from Anderson University.
Paul lives in Greenwood with his wife Kristin, along with their four children and two dogs. He enjoys being outdoors, reading and spending time with his family.

Jennifer Voris named New Southeast Community Liason of OCRA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2018

A new Southeast Community Liaison is
named
INDIANAPOLIS – Earlier this month, Jennifer Voris moved from the West Central to the Southeast Community Liaison position with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA). The Southeast region covers the following counties: Bartholomew, Brown, Clark, Dearborn, Decatur, Floyd, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, Switzerland and Washington.
Jennifer joined OCRA in October of 2017. Before joining OCRA, Jennifer previously worked for Dorel/Cosco Home & Office Products in Columbus, IN. She has more than twenty years of experience working in finance, marketing and sales in a variety of positions including the CEO of the Brown County Chamber of Commerce.
“My passion lies within state and county government and it is an area I have been very much involved in at the local level for the past 20 years,” said Voris.
Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Butler University and is also a Lugar Series graduate. She has served on various local economic and planning boards as well as in multiple volunteer positions. She is a native of Columbus, IN and has resided in Nashville for 27 years with her husband Larry. She has one grown daughter and recently became a grandmother in January.
For counties located in the West Central and East Central regions, Christmas Hudgens is your interim contact. Jennifer will remain a helpful contact for the West Central region during the transition as well.

Under the leadership of Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, who also serves as the Secretary of Rural Development, the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ (OCRA) mission is to work with local, state and national partners to provide resources and technical assistance to assist communities in shaping and achieving their vision for community and economic development. For more information, visit ocra.in.gov.

GAI Consultants; Newest office in Fishers, IN

February 12, 2018

National Engineering Firm Expands Reach with Third Indiana Location
Fishers, IN—GAI Consultants (GAI) announced today the opening of its newest office location in Fishers, IN to better serve both new and longstanding clients, and to continue to expand the firm’s growing team of experienced professionals in Central Indiana. Fishers is GAI’s 25th office location and the firm’s third location in Indiana, along with Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.
“This is a great opportunity—these are exciting times for growth in transportation and local development in Central Indiana. I look forward to serving new and existing clients while bringing on quality staff who share GAI’s vision for success.”
Mike Wenning, PE, Transportation Services Director/Senior Associate, GAI Consultants
Highlights/Key Facts
GAI is undergoing exciting growth and is actively seeking skilled individuals to work on challenging initiatives from the firm’s new Fishers office, Fort Wayne office, and a soon-to-open Downtown Indianapolis location.
16 employees have relocated to GAI’s new Fishers office, with projections of adding another dozen high-paying jobs to Fishers/Hamilton County within the next 24 months.
GAI is currently working for a multitude of clients across Indiana, including the City of Fishers, Indiana Department of Transportation, City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works, Town of Brownsburg, City of Greenfield, City of Seymour, City of Bedford, City of Beech Grove, and City of Lebanon.
The office is led by long-time Fishers resident, Mike Wenning, PE, a Director and Senior Associate in GAI’s Midwest Transportation Market Sector.
GAI’s new office is located at 9998 Crosspoint Boulevard, Suite 110, Indianapolis, IN 46256.
An Open House event at GAI’s Fishers office is planned for 2018.