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Building Bridges: Sunrise Engineering’s Public Involvement Approach


In the vast landscape of infrastructure development, there’s a vital yet often overlooked element: public involvement. It’s not just about constructing bridges and roads; it’s about building connections with the people who will use and be affected by these projects. At Sunrise Engineering, we understand this fundamental truth, and that’s why our Public Involvement department plays a pivotal role in every endeavor we undertake.

Led by Jeff Putzke, our team is on a mission to foster meaningful dialogue and collaboration between projects and the communities they serve. From the initial planning stages to project completion, our approach is rooted in proactive communication and stakeholder engagement.


Meet Our Dedicated Team:

Jeff Putzke, Public Involvement Division Manager: Jeff leads our team with a wealth of experience and a passion for community engagement. His leadership ensures that our projects are grounded in transparency, accountability, and inclusivity.

Savannah Hansen, Public Involvement Coordinator: Savannah plays a key role in coordinating our public involvement efforts, from organizing events to managing outreach campaigns. Her attention to detail and strategic mindset ensure that every stakeholder’s voice is heard.

Shaylie Carr, Public Involvement Coordinator: Shaylie brings a fresh perspective to our team, specializing in supporting our work with UDOT and municipal projects. Her dedication to fostering meaningful relationships with stakeholders is evident in everything she does.

Leslie Niebergall, Public Involvement Coordinator: Leslie is our go-to expert for all things related to public involvement in Ogden City and UDOT projects. Her expertise and professionalism make her a valuable asset to our team and our clients.

Michelle Carreta, Intern: Michelle may be our newest team member, but her enthusiasm and dedication are unmatched. As our intern, she provides valuable support to our public involvement initiatives, contributing fresh ideas and insights to our projects.


Our Public Involvement Services:

At Sunrise Engineering, our Public Involvement division offers a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of each project and community. From organizing public events and conducting surveys to managing digital outreach campaigns, our goal is to ensure that every stakeholder feels heard and valued throughout the project lifecycle. We leverage a combination of traditional and digital advertising techniques to reach even the most remote and underserved communities, embracing technology to facilitate meaningful dialogue and collaboration. With a focus on transparency, accountability, and community engagement, our team navigates challenges and celebrates successes, paving the way for a brighter, more connected future, one project at a time.


Connecting with Communities

One of the core principles of our Public Involvement division is inclusivity. We believe that every voice matters, regardless of where they come from. That’s why we offer a wide range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of each project and community.

Our objective remains steadfast across all tasks—whether orchestrating public events, conducting surveys, or managing digital outreach campaigns: ensuring that every stakeholder feels heard and valued. And we don’t stop there – we’re committed to reaching even the most remote and underserved communities, using a combination of traditional and digital advertising to connect with residents far and wide.


Embracing Technology

In today’s digital age, technology plays a crucial role in effective public involvement. That’s why we leverage the latest tools and platforms to streamline processes and enhance engagement. From online survey software to social media outreach, we’re constantly exploring new ways to connect with stakeholders and gather feedback.

Platforms like publicinput.com and Mailchimp have become invaluable resources, enabling us to reach a broader audience and ensure transparency throughout the project lifecycle. By harnessing the power of technology, we’re able to facilitate meaningful dialogue and collaboration, even in the most complex and challenging projects.


Navigating Challenges, Celebrating Successes

While every project comes with its own set of challenges, our team is no stranger to overcoming obstacles. Whether it’s addressing damage complaints or navigating complex stakeholder dynamics, we approach every challenge with resilience and adaptability.

And the results speak for themselves. Projects like the Heber Water and Sewer Replacement and the Salt Lake City PRV project are shining examples of our team’s ability to deliver impactful results in the face of adversity. By staying true to our core values of transparency, accountability, and community engagement, we’re able to turn challenges into opportunities for growth and improvement.


Looking Ahead

As we look to the future, we’re excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. Whether it’s expanding our reach through broader community engagement initiatives or pioneering new technologies to enhance stakeholder communication, our goal remains clear: to be a catalyst for positive change in every community we serve.


In conclusion, the work of Sunrise Engineering’s Public Involvement division is about more than just building infrastructure – it’s about building bridges between projects and the people they serve. Through genuine engagement, strategic communication, and a relentless commitment to excellence, we’re paving the way for a brighter, more connected future, one project at a time.