Alex Holland joins McClure Engineering Company
CLIVE, Iowa, March 6, 2018 – Alex Holland, formerly Director of Federal Affairs and Strategic Programs at the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) joins McClure Engineering Company, a Clive-based Civil Engineering and Planning firm, as Lead Community Planner – Southern Region.
“Having lived in rural America over the course of the past decade, I understand the unique needs of those residing in rural communities,” said Holland. “The economic challenges faced by rural residents also present opportunities for strategic revitalization efforts, and I look forward to joining the team at MEC to help communities throughout the southern region achieve greater economic prosperity.”
Holland will begin her new position at McClure Engineering Company on March 5th working directly with Principal of Community Planning, Zachary Mannheimer, who joined the firm in March 2017, and Vice Principal of Community Planning, Bethany Wilcoxon, who joined the firm in August 2017.
“Coming from the DRA, Alex is an expert in the Mississippi River Delta region and will lead our placemaking efforts there. We have seen a great deal of interest in the Delta and we are excited to add the best person for the job to our growing team,” said Mannheimer.
Holland brings successful economic development experience as she oversaw and developed federal programs and interagency initiatives designed to enhance economic opportunity in underserved areas of the eight-state Delta region. Her focus included public-private partnerships, workforce development, place-based development, and capacity-building for state and local elected officials.
She also led the Delta Creative Placemaking Initiative, which included technical assistance workshops held throughout the Delta region – featuring subject matter experts from the Rural Policy Research Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts – and a competitive grant program for local and county governments.
About McClure Engineering Company
McClure Engineering Company (MEC) was founded in 1956. With a vision of building strong communities, MEC’s mission is to build relationships to help its clients be successful. MEC’s area of expertise is in guiding its clients on making long-term capital investments. The company specializes in public infrastructure and capital improvements planning in the areas of placemaking, transportation, water, wastewater, environmental, structural, rail, transloading, land development, aviation, surveying, mapping (including 3D high definition scanning and UAV mapping), county drainage and storm water management projects throughout the Midwest and nationally.
McClure Engineering Company has seven offices in Iowa, including Fort Dodge, Des Moines (Clive), North Liberty, Cedar Rapids, Sioux City, Spencer and Red Oak; and three locations in Missouri: Columbia, Lake Ozark and St. Louis. For more information on the company and services provided, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mecresults.com.