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WGI HOSTS 6th ANNUAL NETWORKING BREAKFAST: DESIGN FOR DENSITY

January 2018

Keynote speaker Devon Thorsby, US News & World Report

Keynote speaker Devon Thorsby, US News & World Report

WGI hosted its 6th Annual Client Appreciation breakfast at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on December 13th, 2017.  The focus this year was, “Design for Density,” as our community looks to take advantage of the opportunities, and solve the challenges, we will face with the inevitable growth of our neighborhoods, cities, and region.  

Panel moderator Harvey Oyer III of Shutts & Bowen LLP

Panel moderator Harvey Oyer III of Shutts & Bowen LLP

Special thanks to our speakers and panelists who helped to make this breakfast such a great success.  The keynote speaker was Devon Thorsby with US News and World Report, who gave an intriguing review of what makes a “Great Place” to live.

Paula Ryan, District 3 Commissioner for City of West Palm Beach

Paula Ryan, District 3 Commissioner for City of West Palm Beach

This was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Harvey Oyer III, of Shutts and Bowen LLP, and panelists Paula Ryan, District 3 Commissioner for the City of West Palm Beach, and Patrick Rutter, Executive Director Planning, Zoning, and Building for Palm Beach County, who all tackled the difficult topics of mobility, livability, and affordability that are impacted by regional growth and density.

Patrick Rutter, Executive Director Planning, Zoning, and Building for Palm Beach County

Patrick Rutter, Executive Director Planning, Zoning, and Building for Palm Beach County

With over 140 policy makers, design professionals, developers, attorneys, and community leaders in attendance, WGI was proud to host and demonstrate it is at the forefront of the issues shaping our communities’ future.

David Wantman, PE and president of WGI

David Wantman, PE and president of WGI

Thank you to all that attended this year’s event, and we look forward to seeing you again later in 2018!

 

 

 

Paula Ryan, David Wantman, Devon Thorsby, and Patrick Rutter

Paula Ryan, David Wantman, Devon Thorsby, and Patrick Rutter

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As a multidisciplinary consulting firm, WGI has 14 offices in six states, serving an active client base in over 30 states with the addition of its 12th division, Parking Solutions, alongside its specialization in the following disciplines: Land Development/Municipal Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Surveying and Mapping, Subsurface Utility Engineering, Structures, Water Resources, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Sciences, Architecture, Land Planning, and Creative Services. The Zweig Group ranked WGI #4 on its 2017 Hot Firms list and #23 on the 2017 Best Firms to Work For list. In 2017, WGI ranked #2195 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. South Florida Business Journal ranked WGI #37 in its 2016 Florida Fast 100 (encompassing the entire state), #60 in the region’s 2016 Top 100 Private Companies, #10 on its 2016 Top 25 Engineering Firms, as well as #16 in the $25M and over category as a 2017 “Fast 50” Honoree from the same publication. In 2017, WGI ranked #252 on the ENR’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms and ranked #22 in ENR’s Top Southeast Design Firms of 2017. For more information, please visit www.wginc.com .

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