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From our family to yours.....

May you and yours be surrounded by the love, peace and joy of the season!

Congratulations to VoS CFMA Member Matt Meaker!

ENR Southwest is proud to announce its 2015 Top 20 Under 40 selections. ENR Southwest will showcase this year's class in the upcoming January print edition. For now, here is an alphabetical list of the latest Top 20 Under 40 class.

Andrew Baird, 33, Project Manager / Utility Group Leader, AZTEC Engineering, Phoenix
Paul Barricklow, 39, Principal, Lee Engineering, Albuquerque, N.M.
Wesley Begay Jr., 30, Development Manager, Navajo Housing Authority, Defiance, Ariz.
Christopher Brooks, 34, Senior Estimator, The Penta Building Group, Las Vegas
Ramona Burns, 34, Interior Designer, Gensler, Las Vegas
Kevin Connor, 38, Project Director, Skanska USA, Phoenix
Julie Garcia, 33, Preconstruction Services Manager, Kitchell, Phoenix
Harshal Desai, 35, Division Manager, Atkins, Henderson, Nev.
Brian Fitzpatrick, 30, Project Manager, Mortenson Construction, Chandler, Ariz.
Valerie Granger, 33, Structural Engineering Associate, Pk Associates Structural
Engineers, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Steve Knighton, 37, Directo…


In lieu of our regular meeting, we enjoyed some holiday cheer and networking as we recreated Dean Martin’s Friar’s Roast hosted by our own Dave Miller. We roasted a few good-natured members for charity. Proceeds benefited St Mary’s Food Bank.

Check out some of the fun:

 A good time was had by all and $500 was raised for charity! To see more pictures; check out our FB page:

Goldwater Institute successful on their lawsuit against the City of Tucson....

The Goldwater Institute has been successful on their lawsuit against the City of Tucson local preference law. Tucson passed an ordinance in 2012 that gave "local" vendors a bid preference on city contracts. The ordinance had a three-tier process to determine how much bidding preference to give a vendor. The process varied, depending on how "local" a business was.

The original draft had construction included in it. ABA lobbied to have contracting removed and we were successful in effort.
Here is a linkto the news release from Goldwater. Thank you to ABA for their continued efforts on behalf of all of us!