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Is Your Utility Rate Study Talking to Your Asset Management Study

Is Your Utility Rate Study Talking to Your Asset Management Strategy? Asset management strategies serve to prioritize investments, optimize maintenance, and, more importantly, mitigate risk. Ultimately, asset management defines the level of investment required to effectively and sustainably operate your utility. These are also the very same elements that feed into and define your [...]

By | 2018-08-16T16:20:56+00:00 August 16th, 2018|

Bob Hammond Joins FCS GROUP

FCS GROUP is excited to announce that former city manager and utility director, Bob Hammond, has joined the firm. Bob offers over thirty years of public service experience in a variety of technical and management disciplines, including overseeing engineering and operations of electric, water, wastewater, street and stormwater utilities. Bob also has experience related [...]

By | 2018-07-02T09:08:01+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|

FCS GROUP Announces New Appointments; Spokane Office

FCS GROUP Principals, John Ghilarducci and Angie Sanchez Virnoche, have been appointed to the roles of company President and Vice President, respectively. John joined the firm in 1991 and Angie in 2006. With 40 years of combined utility finance, rate development and fiscal policy analysis experience, John and Angie have been significant catalysts throughout [...]

By | 2018-07-02T09:08:20+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|

FCS GROUP Earns Leader in Sustainability Designation

FCS GROUP is excited to announce that we are now a proud business member of Clackamas County’s Leaders in Sustainability program. In 2018, FCS GROUP attained the highest possible certification level, gold, with over 50 sustainable actions. As a leader in sustainability in Clackamas County, we lead by example and help other companies put [...]

By | 2018-05-16T09:07:05+00:00 May 16th, 2018|

Sewer Rate Structure Alternatives for Utilities

By Chris Gonzalez "Recognizing the predominantly fixed nature of a sewer utility’s annual operating and capital costs, most sewer rate structures include a base rate that applies to customers regardless of the amount of water that they use. Base rates can include a charge per account to recognize that some costs (e.g. utility billing) [...]

By | 2017-10-20T10:30:49+00:00 October 11th, 2017|

FCS GROUP Welcomes Ben Hoffman

FCS GROUP is pleased to announce that Ben Hoffman, a GIS and asset management solution expert, has joined the firm to lead our Asset Management Practice. Ben has worked with spatial data for 20 plus years and has helped multiple agencies through the process of preparing for and implementing infrastructure asset management solutions. He [...]

By | 2017-10-20T10:32:56+00:00 September 28th, 2017|

FCS GROUP Welcomes Jason Mumm and Our New Office in Boulder, Colorado

August 30th, 2017 FCS GROUP is pleased to announce that Jason Mumm, a long-time Colorado-based expert in water and wastewater utility finances, has joined us as an Executive Consultant. As an SEC-registered municipal advisor, Jason will lead FCS GROUP’s emerging market efforts as we expand services and grow on our 30-year history as one of [...]

By | 2017-10-20T10:33:16+00:00 August 30th, 2017|

FCS GROUP’s Recycling Facility Tour

On April 7th, FCS GROUP had the opportunity to take a tour of a local recycling facility. The group learned what can and can't be recycled, got answers to recycling myths, and got see things first hand including how everything is sorted out using different methods involving conveyor belts, different sized rotating gears, and breaking down glass. [...]

By | 2017-10-20T10:50:34+00:00 April 19th, 2017|