ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce it was recently awarded the Chicago Winter Preparedness 2008 contract by the City of Chicago, Department of Environment. Geosyntec will be creating and implementing a Work Plan for Mayor Daley's Winter Preparedness Fairs — a forum to bring together concerned residents with various stakeholders to address their winter concerns including utility payment assistance, home weatherization, and assistance from other City programs and non-profits. During 2008, the City plans to hold 14 events with a typical turnout of 600 to 1,000 residents per event. Through this contract Geosyntec will support various tasks including identifying and soliciting participation of local and state-wide stake holders; coordination, management and oversight of events; advertising and outreach campaigns; developing event reporting criteria; and creating and distributing over 15,000 weatherization kits to help residents improve energy efficiency in their homes and save money.
"We are pleased to provide the City of Chicago with access to Geosyntec's world class suite of specialty consulting services. Since our inception we have been an active participant in the Illinois and Chicago communities and have established excellent working relationships with city governments, public officials, local media, non-profits, and other relevant stakeholders," comments William Ward, Geosyntec Program Manager. "We know from our previous experience during the 2007 Fairs that the City of Chicago and Geosyntec share a common commitment to exceptional client service that will directly benefit the community. We are looking forward to applying Geosyntec's previous Fair experience and our numerous local government experiences to the 2008 project."