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Partners & Sponsors

Consistently ranked among the Top 500 Design Firms and Top 200 Environmental Firms by Engineering News-Record, CEC is recognized for providing innovative design solutions and integrated expertise in the primary practice areas of civil engineering, ecological sciences, environmental engineering and sciences, waste management and water resources.

Thomas Lawrence is a Licensed Professional Civil Engineer in California, Illinois and Tennessee. After obtaining his BA in Geography and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Memphis.

He has continued to research stormwater infrastructure extensively and has developed several stormwater enhancement projects as well as training resources to educate the public on the importance of maintaining urban stormwater. He has served on the Board of TNSA, the TN Chapter and West TN Branch of American Society of Civil Engineers.

The Independent Educational Consultants Association, chartered in 1976, IECA sponsors professional training institutes, workshops, conferences, and webinars, publishes a directory of qualified independent educational consultants, offers information to students and their families regarding school selection issues, and works to ensure that those in the profession adhere to the highest ethical and business standards.

Thompson Engineering was formed in 1953 to provide quality assurance for construction projects related to industrial, infrastructure, and community development. As a drilling, materials testing, and construction inspection and chemistry laboratory firm, we supported the engineering and construction industry.

WK Dickson, founded in 1929, is a multi-disciplined consulting firm specializing in community infrastructure solutions including airport planning and design; environmental and water resources engineering; land planning and development; energy; and geospatial technology. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, WK Dickson has grown to operate ten regional offices strategically located throughout the Southeastern US.

KCI offers turnkey expertise in a wide range of disciplines. With a committed, employee-owned team, we design, plan, manage, inspect, install, assess, construct, and otherwise address a vast array of client needs related to the built and natural environments. Our services are tailored to the needs of our clients, providing personal service from project initiation through completion.

The Tennessee Water Resources Research Center (TNWRRC) is a federally designated state research institute supported in part by the U.S. Geological Survey. It serves water resource experts in academia, government, and the private sector, and the diversity of its staff's background and expertise positions the Center to establish productive partnerships. TNWRRC is part of the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

At Belgard, we set the standard for landscape design and innovation. Our network of trained and certified contractors and dealers helps customers to envision their creative journey and realize their outdoor dreams. We strive to improve our products by spending more than 20,000 hours in research and development every year. Perfecting new products keeps us aligned to current design trends and places Belgard on the cutting edge of manufacturing techniques and technologies.

RES is the nation’s largest ecological restoration company, and is restoring a resilient earth for a modern world. We restore our land and waters with ecological integrity and innovation, project by project. We support the rehabilitation and stewardship of nature’s resources alongside responsible human progress.

For over 10 years, Stephens Seed & Supply has provided quality seed and erosion control products to commercial and government contractors across the Southeast. Our expertise, facilities, and superior product offers professional turf fertilizer, chemicals, native and turfgrass seed, and erosion control products.

At Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success. We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

CDM Smith is a global privately owned engineering and construction firm providing legendary client service and smart solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities. In 1947, CDM Smith was founded with a commitment to maintain the constant pursuit of excellence, placing responsibility to our clients second only to responsibility to the public.

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