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

SGM & Giving Back

Community Involvement

Steve Westhoff Scholarship Window is OPEN!

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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.

The Steve Westhoff Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors planning to attend a college/university with the intent to pursue studies in civil engineering (such as structural, architectural, traffic/transportation, water, wastewater and environmental engineering), mechanical and electrical engineering, or surveying.

Previous recipients of the Steve Westhoff Scholarship are also eligible. Applications must be submitted by the application deadline to be considered. SGM reserves the right to disqualify applications that are incomplete, late or misrepresentations of the applicant.

All entries must be postmarked or received by Wednesday, February 10, 2021 no later than 4 p.m. Finalists will be contacted by SGM for a personal interview no later than Friday, March 5, 2021.

SGM will announce the scholarship recipients by the end of March 2021. Click here for the scholarship application form.

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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