CRS President - MPA and MURP
Joel Meggers has been involved with special districts and metropolitan districts since 1998, and urban renewal authorities and municipal governments since 1993. Joel compliments CRS with a solid foundation of education and experience in local government; he holds a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Colorado.
Joel's proven record of success includes positions such as Deputy City Manager, Director of Utilities and Public Works, Director of Community Services, Budget Analyst, Advance Planner, Current Planner, and Management Analyst. He is also an expert in the areas of water, sewer, and stormwater utility operations, management and planning; operations and maintenance and capital improvement budgets and projections; goal-setting and long-range planning.
Joel has earned several honors from the Denver Regional Council of Governments Local Government Innovation Awards Program. Joel brings both extensive experience and education to the management of special districts and local governments.
Joel's Career Experience Highlights in Finance and Accounting include:
Managed debt assessment, bond issuance, infrastructure financing and planning, revenue and cost sharing agreements.
Issued, refinanced, restructured and managed over an estimated $1 Billion in bonds that funded various transportation, water right and utility projects with over 100 different governmental entitles - that include districts, cities and urban renewal authorities.
Coordinated the structuring and management of several sales and property tax increment financing projects.
Played a leadership role in short and long term financial planning and cost/benefit analysis.
Extensive experience in audit preparation, budgets, budget amendments, monthly financials statements, and billing operations for over 100 different governmental entities - that include districts, cities and urban renewal authorities.
Joel's Career Experience Highlights in Water Rights, Water, Wastewater and Stormwater include:
Led a Cooperative Regional Water Supply Development transaction that included over 5,000 acre-feet of water and pipeline capacity assets valued at over $50 million. The project involved a water conservancy district and sub-district, and four cities and towns. The project received First Place Honors, 2003 Local Government Innovation Awards Program category of Cooperative Service Delivery by DRCOG.
Formulated and implemented a multi-phased plan that improved the efficiency and effectiveness of several districts, urban renewal authority and Town. Honorable Mention Winner, 2002 Local Government Innovation Awards Program category of Productivity Improvement by DRCOG.
Led a Cost-effective Watershed Approach to Stream Health (WASH) to enhance and improve water quality through stormwater management with four neighboring cities and one county. The partnership received Third Place Honors, 2004 Local Government Innovation Awards Program category of Cooperative Service Delivery.
Extensive experience in the planning, construction and maintenance, and management of water and wastewater treatment plants, drainage projects, storage tanks, reservoirs, and distribution and collection systems.
Joel's Career Experience Highlights in Land Use Management and Planning include:
Assisted with the financial management, planning and development of the Urban Renewal Authority Area 91-acre commercial development that includes $21.5 million in public improvements and $12 million in interchange improvements.
Project lead in several comprehensive plan rewrites and amendments.
Extensive experience in both current and long range planning as a former Current and Advanced planner. He has managed the development process for various residential and commercial developments.
Joel's Career Experience Highlights in Transportation include:
Led a $12 million Interchange/Transit Improvement with RTD, CDOT, FHWA, DRCOG, and local governments that was funded by both Federal and Local revenues.
Committee member for the following corridor studies: NW Pkwy, US36, North I-25, Arapahoe Road. He played a key role with the US36 TMO to pursue federal funding and EIS development.
Extensive experience in managing engineers and planners in the areas of traffic modeling, traffic studies, warranting traffic signal, traffic calming and traffic systems management analysis.
Supervised and directed the maintenance services of asphalt and concrete repair, striping, signs and traffic signals, and snow and ice operations.
Past Positions Held
District Manager, Deputy Manager, Director of Utilities and Public Works, Director of Community Services, Budget Analyst, Advance Planner, City Planner and Management Analyst.
Education and Certifications
Masters of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP), Graduate School of Architecture and Planning. University of Colorado at Denver.
Masters of Public Administration (MPA), Graduate School of Public Affairs. University of Colorado at Denver.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics (BA), Western State College, Gunnison, Colorado