The 16 Highlights of 2017

Posted on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 by
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Affinis 2017 Highlights

As the year draws to a close, we spent some time reflecting on 2017. We have focused on our business, given back to the community and helped move clients forward. In celebration of our sixteenth year in business, we pulled together a list of 16 highlights from the last twelve months.

  1. Affinis was named a “Best Firm to Work For” for the ninth time.
  2. Our team completed work on College Boulevard in Olathe between Lone Elm Road and Woodland Ave. This mile of College Boulevard had been the only one between K-7 and State Line Road that wasn’t a 4-lane divided thoroughfare. By constructing this, we helped the city form the final connection point, improving traffic flow, increasing safety, and supporting economic development.
  3. This year, our team worked toward averaging 16 community service hours each. We met our goal by volunteering in a number of ways. Find out how we gave back here.
  4. With the US-59 Access Management Plan, the City of Parsons, Kansas not only secured an ACEC Kansas award, but also developed a strategy for spurring growth in their area.
  5. We hosted an open house in celebration of 16 years in business.
  6. Relationships were formed with new clients.
  7. The City of Leawood’s stormwater improvements not only reduced the risk of flooding, but were also aesthetically pleasing. Our work together was recognized with an ACEC Kansas award.
  8. We hosted our third Industry Summit in October with an accomplished panel of industry experts and a seasoned economist, Dr. Chris Kuehl of Armada Corporate Intelligence. We shared a few takeaways from the event here.
  9. Supporting STEM education is something we enjoy doing. This year, we participated in Future Cities and Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.
  10. Improvements to Liberty Drive provided safe pathways for pedestrians and cyclists, while incorporating streetscape elements that enhanced the quality of life. The work here earned an American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Public Works Project of the Year – Small Cities/Rural Communities for the Kansas City Metro Chapter.
  11. We maintained long-term relationships with existing clients.
  12. The City of Grandview, Missouri added value to their community by connecting two, federal sites – the Truman Farm Home Property and Longview Lake – with a trail for cyclists and pedestrians.
  13. Jason Davis graduated from Leadership Overland Park.
  14. Two, new roundabouts are improving traffic flow and safety on 159th Street between Metcalf and Nall.
  15. Our flexible work environment helped us earn a When Work Works award for the second time.
  16. But, most importantly, we continued to help move communities forward.
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