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Zia News Release

Sierra Vista Environmental Award Program Established
Joanne Roberts has been giving back to her community. She currently serves as Zia’s Program Manager for the Fort Huachuca ongoing Environmental and Engineering Services contract as well as Zia’s Sierra Vista, Arizona Office Supervisor. Over the past 14 months, she has served as an Associate Member on the Sierra Vista Environmental Affairs Commission. Among other tasks, the Commission is charged, “to provide community environmental education/outreach and environmental demonstration projects.” The Commission developed an Environmental Merit Award Recognition Program, which recognizes noteworthy conservation accomplishments and environmental stewardship. The City Council endorsed the Award in March 2017. Applications are accepted January 1 through June 30. The Environmental Merit Award will be awarded annually to an individual, business, or service group that meets or exceeds environmental goals as outlined by the City of Sierra Vista. Recipients of the award must be residents of, or businesses and organizations operating within, the city limits of Sierra Vista. According to the Commissions’ website, “areas of interest include water conservation, environmental stewardship, and recycling efforts. Some examples include planting native vegetation, rainwater harvesting, increasing the use of public transportation, energy conservation or use of renewable energy, and recycling efforts.” See http://www.sierravistaaz.gov/environmental-merit-award/ for more information.

Zia adopted a Spot
Zia is giving back to Las Cruces through trash removal on our city streets. James Wood of the Keep Las Cruces Beautiful Program, has approved our proposal to adopt the median along Lohman Avenue, between Foothills Drive and Roadrunner Parkway. Once the downtown plaza has been completed, Zia will also be helping to keep that area clean. Look for our volunteers out there helping to keep Las Cruces free of trash!

Ron Trujillo, PE joins the Zia Team!
Zia welcomes Ronald (Ron) Trujillo to the Zia Team as our new Senior Civil Engineer. Ron will be stationed in Zia’s Albuquerque, New Mexico office, and will provide statewide engineering services. Mr. Trujillo has 28 years’ of engineering experience. A major portion of Mr. Trujillo’s working career was as an engineer with the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT). His background with NMDOT consists of 19 years of success working in and managing the Plans, Specifications, and Estimates (PS&E) Bureau, which includes involvement with the Project Letting, Authorization, Letting Administration, Contracts, and Standards and Specifications Units, which are primary units of the PS&E Bureau. He also has six years of combined experience in the Final Design Unit, Verifications Unit, Highway Design Section, Bridge Section, and Drainage Section. Mr. Trujillo offers the highest expertise in design, construction, specification development, New Mexico’s competitive bidding process, and estimating for transportation projects. More recently, the last 3 years, Mr. Trujillo was the Lead Project Manager at Vis Com, Inc. for the Installation of Vehicle Detection Systems and Landscape Lighting Projects. He provided engineering expertise in estimating for Signalization, Subdivision, Roadway Lighting, Airfield Lighting, Waterline, Vehicle Detection Systems, and Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) Utility projects. He also assisted in the management of Signalization, Roadway and Airport Lighting, Subdivision, and PNM Utility Projects

SNMCF IPP Wastewater Sampling Win!
Zia will be continuing quarterly wastewater sampling for the 2017 fiscal year at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility for the third year in a row! Wastewater sampling is completed in accordance with 40 CFR Part 136 and 40 CFR 403 to comply with the existing City of Las Cruces discharge permit. Great job everyone and the continuous efforts of our wastewater samplers.

United States Forest Service Win!
Zia Engineering & Environmental Consultants, LLC (Zia) has been awarded a three-year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the United States Forest Service (Region 3) to conduct the removal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste illegally dumped on US Forest Lands. The BPA covers forests located in New Mexico and Arizona. Zia is teaming with Southwest Hazard Control, Inc. and Advanced Environmental Solutions to dispose of the wastes for the various sites. Ken Hunter of Zia’s Albuquerque office will manage the overall program. Victoria Trujillo-Brown of Zia’s Las Cruces office will manage the New Mexico sites and Joanne Roberts of Zia’s Sierra Vista office will manage the Arizona sites. The purpose of the Emergency Response BPA will be to mitigate the illegal dump sites, clandestine drug labs, marijuana grow sites, and other emergency and non-emergency response locations designated by the Forest Service to prevent or reduce any potential detrimental impact to public health or environment.

Promotion Announcement for Victoria Brown!
We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Victoria T. Brown to the position of Office Supervisor of our Las Cruces, New Mexico Office. Ms. Brown has been with our company for more than 10 years. Her performances, years of hard work, and her commitment to the company have not gone unnoticed by Senior Management. During her employment tenure, Ms. Brown also held the position of Project Scientist and most recently Supervisor of the Las Cruces Environmental Team. Her promotion to the post of Office Supervisor is well deserved. Her presence is greatly appreciated by co-workers and senior managers. A few outstanding qualities that have led her to this promotion are her energy and enthusiasm, and her commitment to the company and clients. She is an extraordinary example of the Zia motto “Quality, Commitment, Service”. We deeply value all our team members working with us, and we are so pleased to watch them meeting such great challenges and reaching towards an array of newer and higher responsibilities. Please join me in congratulating Victoria on her new promotion.

Eddie selected as the Ingeniero Eminente for fall 2015!
Our President & CEO is being honored as Ingeniero Eminente by the NMSU College of Engineering in recognition of his achievements and contributions to his profession as a civil engineer at the Sociedad de Ingenieros and Order of the Engineer ceremony for engineering graduates on December 11, 2015. NMSU College of Engineering deans and department heads established the Sociedad de Ingenieros ceremony in 1989 to help engineering students understand the worldwide importance of their engineering profession. Nationally, the Order of the Engineer was created in 1970 at Cleveland State University to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession, to bridge the gap between training and experience, and to present to the public a visible symbol identifying the engineer. The tenet of the Order of the Engineer is “Upholding Devotion to the Standards and Dignity of the Engineering Profession.” Congratulations, Eddie and to the Fall 2015 graduates of NMSU’s College of Engineering.

Zia wins Abiquiu Project from USACE!
In August 2015, Zia was awarded a project from the US Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a cultural resources survey of 250 acres in the vicinity of Abiquiu Dam, in northern New Mexico. The project area was previously documented in the 1980s prior to the construction of the dam. The current effort will update the previously documented sites to current documentation standards. Previously undocumented rock art locations will also be examined.

ZIA Showcases Capabilities at Southeast Navy Facilities
Zia’s technical and subject matter expertise was on display the week of June 15th at two of the Navy’s premier southeast installations. The Naval Submarine Base at Kings Bay in Georgia is homeport to some of the Navy’s most modern undersea weapons platforms and submarine training facilities. Situated in an historic and pristine marsh and wetlands environment Kings Bay hosts a variety of environmentally sensitive ecosystems and species immediately adjacent to the Cumberland Island National Seashore. Fifty miles further south from Kings Bay the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida is home to the Navy’s east coast fleet of maritime patrol aircraft including the brand new P8A “Poseidon.” Located on the banks of the scenic St. John’s River south of the Jacksonville city center “NAS Jax” covers many acres of environmentally sensitive tropical topography. Zia attended and exhibited at tradeshows at both installations sponsored by the General Services Administration (GSA). The exhibit provided the opportunity for both government civilian and military personnel at the bases to learn about Zia’s capabilities and availability to provide environmental and information technology support via our GSA Environmental and 8(a) STARSII contract vehicles.

Rose Leyva receives 2nd HR certification
Zia Engineering & Environmental Consultants, LLC is pleased to announce that Rose Leyva, PHR SHRM-CP, Director of Human Resources for Zia Engineering, has met the experience, education and demonstrated Competency and Knowledge requirement as establish by the Society for Human Resource Management and received the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designation. Rose received a Bachelor’s degree in Management from New Mexico State University in 1999 and has also been certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) since 1999. Rose has over 20 years of Human Resources experience and has been with Zia Engineering since August 2014.

Zia Re-Awarded Navy SeaPort-e Contract
Zia is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a follow on 5 year contract to support U.S. Navy programs and facilities nationwide through 2019. This new award follows Zia’s original win on a predecessor contract in 2008 and demonstrates the Navy’s continued confidence in Zia’s ability to deliver superior technical support services. The new “SeaPort-e” contract, issued by the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Virginia was effective April 2, 2015 and provides for technical support in 22 defined areas including Zia’s core environmental engineering and consulting services. In its role as prime contractor Zia leads a team consisting of subcontractor partners TetraTech, SC&E, and ECW in providing a full spectrum of technical capability to meet the Navy’s 21st century technology and program support needs. For more information please see the Zia SeaPort-e homepage here: http://ziaeec.com/seaport/Default.aspx

Zia wins Spaceport Archeological Services Contract
Since January 2007, Zia has provided cultural and environmental services to the New Mexico Spaceport Authority. These services have included biological and cultural resources surveys, historic building surveys, and archaeological excavation of several sites during the development of Spaceport America. On May 14, 2015, the New Mexico Spaceport Authority notified Zia that we have been awarded a new environmental and cultural resources services contract to continue our long record of service to Spaceport America. Zia’s commitment to the development of Spaceport America will help the New Mexico Spaceport Authority protect the environment on Earth as we continue to explore Space.

Zia awarded two 5-year contracts with USDA NRCS
Zia was recently awarded two 5-year contracts by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS) for conducting annual National Resources Inventories in Colorado and New Mexico. The work includes collection of rangeland resources data on selected sample sites (points) for the National Resources Inventory (NRI), Rangeland Field Study in each state. The NRI program is based upon scientific and rigorous sample survey protocols. Each state has a combination of Range, Pasture and Bureau of Land Management inventory sites in the state. Each inventory site is called a Segment and is about 160 acres in size. Data are to be collected by data collection teams consisting of two or more members. This data collection will be conducted on private & public land. Collected data is entered into handheld Computer Assisted Survey Instruments using approved software provided by USDA NRCS. Data is transmitted to the USDA NRCS Iowa State University Center for Survey Statistics & Methodology located in Ames, Iowa. Zia completed a similar effort in 2014 for the USDA NRCS in New Mexico and received high marks for quality in completion of this work by the USDA NRCS. Said Edward Martinez – President of Zia, “The quality of the work completed by our field teams last year was instrumental in our success in winning this expanded 5-year contract for continuing this work in Colorado and New Mexico. We appreciate our staff’s efforts and look forward to continuing to serve the USDA NRCS for the coming years.” Zia has successfully worked with the USDA NRCS throughout New Mexico and the Midwest over the years through various USDA NRCS issued contracts for rangeland, wetlands and natural resources efforts.

Zia wins two-year contract with CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
Zia was recently awarded a two-year contract by CVS Pharmacy, Inc., to provide architectural, engineering, and environmental professional services. This accomplishment is testament to the high quality and variety of services provided by our staff and our nation-wide cost competitiveness within the engineering and environmental markets. The award was made to Zia on March 18, 2015, and is extended through 2017. We look forward to evaluating existing or potential CVS Pharmacy, Inc., sites and identifying areas of concern in order to provide well engineered, cost-effective solutions for a happy and successful client!