The Texas Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) welcomed Chad Wakefield, OPC Director, Western Region, and housing experts from across Texas and the Southwest, to its 43rd Annual Conference and Trade Show, April 15-17. Chad was selected to present a workshop on residential relocation on April 16 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Conference Center in Grapevine. His session, “RAD and Rights and Relocation Assistance” attracted over 35 participants including staff from several Texas Housing Authorities including Fort Worth, McKinney, Pharr, and Odessa. Several representatives from HUD’s Oklahoma City Office also attended. Common themes discussed in the collaborative and interactive session included regulatory requirements, project planning, resident communications, and risk assessment. Marett Hanes, Agent, from OPC’s Austin, TX office, co-presented the session with Chad. Ray Armstrong, Senior Vice President, Southwest, based in OPC’s Grapevine office, joined Marett and Chad as they welcomed the great “housers” in attendance. With several offices in Texas and throughout the Western United States, OPC is ready to serve the needs of housing authorities, project developers and owners. Contact Chad directly at email@example.com or 480-435-0623 to discuss upcoming projects, or for more information.
OPC was well-represented at the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Conference in Cincinnati, OH. (L to R) Mark La Bonte, Senior Vice President; Vicky Cook, Regional Director Regional Manager Inland Empire/Kern County; Maria Brief, Marketing Manager; and Taurean Gordon, Chief Business Development Officer were on hand to share our Design-Build project experience, like Project Neon in Las Vegas. Design-Build is the fastest growing and most popular method used to deliver construction projects in America.
Yes it’s a thing. Water Week, March 31-April 6 is the only national policy event of the year that draws together water professionals from across the country to advocate for the unique needs of drinking water and clean water utilities. It is not only an opportunity to advance policy priorities for the water utilities and help fund greater federal investment in water infrastructure but also to celebrate the role these utilities play in communities nationwide. The anchor event, the National Water Policy Fly-In, will convene April 3-4 in Washington. http://www.waterweek.us OPC’s new COO, Marty Zvirbulis, PE, a longstanding, water infrastructure program executive, is guiding OPC as we serve clients’ water infrastructure needs and celebrate Water Week.