Community Involvement

People who work at SGM are not only partners in building communities, they are partners in bettering the communities where they live and play. In fostering that important connection, SGM strives to support local organizations, especially those with particular meaning to our employees. Check out a few of our recent company-wide service projects:

SGM Middle School Engineering Symposium

Eighth graders from Basalt to Rifle with an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) had a chance to be an engineer for a day at the inaugural SGM Middle School Engineering Symposium. Through tours and hands-on experiments, the students explored the infrastructure, both above and below-ground, that allows communities to run smoothly, and saw how math and science are employed to solve challenges within these complex systems.

Board Involvement

SGM employees lend their expertise and leadership to a wide variety of non-profit boards throughout our service area, including:

  • Colorado River Basin Roundtable
  • Holy Cross Round Up Foundation
  • Middle Colorado Watershed Council
  • Roaring Fork Conservancy
  • Sunlight Mountain Resort Board of Trustees
  • Sunlight Winter Sports Club
  • Western Rivers Institute
  • Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation

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Community Involvement

2021 Steve Westhoff Scholarship Awarded!

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In September 2001, SGM was saddened by the death of Steve Westhoff, a field engineer and SGM employee of two years. Steve’s integrity, humor, and vast technical knowledge were an inspiration to SGM and many clients. In 2002, SGM renamed their scholarship in honor of Steve and the qualities he embodied as a person and as an engineer.

SGM is pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2021 Steve Westhoff Scholarship:

Ashlynd Harris, Hometown: Gunnison
Ashlynd plans to attend Colorado Mesa University in the Fall

Caleb Frink, Hometown: Craig
Caleb plans to attend Colorado School of Mines in the Fall

Emily Vines, Hometown: Silt
Emily plans to attend University of Wyoming in the Fall

Justin Brunner, Hometown: Dolores
Justin plans to attend Grand Canyon University in Arizona in the Fall

Tatum Lilly, Hometown: Glenwood Springs
Tatum plans to attend Colorado School of Mines in the Fall

This year SGM had 16 applicants from across Western Colorado, and each year the caliber of the students continues to rise! Each of the recipients above will receive $1,500 to apply towards their studies.

Colorado Water Plan

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SGM is very proud of our efforts to lead the preparation of the Colorado Basin Implementation Plan, one of eight plans making up Colorado’s first Water Plan. As the lead consultant, SGM prepared the Colorado Basin Implementation Plan for the entire Colorado River Basin.

We created a process that engaged citizens from throughout the Basin (Summit, Grand, Pitkin, Eagle, Garfield and Mesa Counties) through 80 public meetings to ensure that public input and concerns were incorporated.  This process was integral in creating a comprehensive list of over 400 projects and policies identified to meet the supply water needs in the Colorado Basin up to the year 2050.

It was the first time that a framework of a water model was prepared for the Colorado Basin, incorporating the water needs and water conservation practices of all water providers into one document. Visit coloradobip.sgm-inc.com to learn more about the valuable work SGM has spearheaded on behalf of the Colorado Water Plan.

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