By Chris Gonzalez "Recognizing the predominantly fixed nature of a sewer utility’s annual operating and capital costs, most sewer rate structures include a base rate that applies to customers regardless of the amount of water that they use. Base rates can include a charge per account to recognize that some costs (e.g. utility billing) [...]
FCS GROUP is pleased to announce that Ben Hoffman, a GIS and asset management solution expert, has joined the firm to lead our Asset Management Practice. Ben has worked with spatial data for 20 plus years and has helped multiple agencies through the process of preparing for and implementing infrastructure asset management solutions. He [...]
August 30th, 2017 FCS GROUP is pleased to announce that Jason Mumm, a long-time Colorado-based expert in water and wastewater utility finances, has joined us as an Executive Consultant. As an SEC-registered municipal advisor, Jason will lead FCS GROUP’s emerging market efforts as we expand services and grow on our 30-year history as one of [...]
On April 7th, FCS GROUP had the opportunity to take a tour of a local recycling facility. The group learned what can and can't be recycled, got answers to recycling myths, and got see things first hand including how everything is sorted out using different methods involving conveyor belts, different sized rotating gears, and breaking down glass. If [...]
FCS GROUP is attending the Oregon Government Finance Officers Association (OGFOA) Spring Conference in Gleneden Beach, OR. Here is our booth set up for the big three day event. OGFOA promotes professionalism and excellence in public financial management.
Congratulations to Tage Aaker, Brooke Tacia, Tim Wood, and Anthony Martin as they all received a well deserved promotion. We thank them for all of their hard work and their dedication. We would also like to formally welcome Chad Janicki and Melisa Levo to the team. FCS GROUP values the energy and enthusiasm that our [...]
FCS GROUP sent their young professionals to the 2nd Annual PNW Young Professionals Summit that was put together by the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA). While attending, they learned everything from how to find mentors and be a leader to the advancements of green infrastructure, storm water, and more.
FCS GROUP has been named a best workplace for waste prevention and recycling by King County every year since 2013. Learn more on the King County website
By John Ghilarducci, Principal and Christopher Meyer, Givens Pursley LLP
By Karyn Johnson, Principal and Tage Aaker, Project Consultant