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Anchorage looks to CH2M HILL for efficiency improvements


Company to identify essential functions, recommend measures for streamlining

The Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska, has selected CH2M HILL to improve the service and cost efficiency of its core services including fleets, public works, parks and recreation, facilities and emergency services.

The consulting contract involves more than 1,000 municipal vehicles including police and fire vehicles and heavy equipment for road maintenance, facility maintenance on the city’s 164 buildings and 211 parks, and public works with design, engineering and management of roads and drains. CH2M HILL will identify essential functions and recommend ways the city can streamline operations and maintenance to save money while still providing quality services.

According to Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan, CH2M HILL was selected based on its experience working with city governments across the country.

“We’ve been talking for years about transforming the city’s internal structure to become more efficient,” Sullivan says in a recent edition of the municipality’s newsletter. “Working with an outside organization with a stellar reputation like CH2M HILL allows us to take an impartial view of how we can further streamline our operations and become even more efficient in how we deliver service. I am confident that the contractor’s recommendations will provide a roadmap for delivering the same excellent service with substantial savings to the taxpayer.”

CH2M HILL will submit its recommendation within the next few months.

“We are looking forward to partnering with the Municipality of Anchorage to help identify some cost-saving asset management strategies that will help with efficiencies now and life-cycle savings in the long run,” says Elisa M. Speranza, president of CH2M HILL’s Operations & Maintenance Business Group. “In these tough economic times, cities everywhere are trying to maintain critical infrastructure services in the most efficient manner possible.”

Headquartered near Denver, Colo., employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. The firm’s work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy, facilities and resources. With $6.3 billion in revenue and 23,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record and named a leader in sustainable engineering by Verdantix. The firm has been named among FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For five times. The firm’s innovation in public-private partnerships has been recognized by the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships and The United States Conference of Mayors. Visit


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