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JVA, Inc. Receives 2022 Corporate Changemaker Award From Out Boulder County

JVA, Inc. received Out Boulder County’s 2022 Corporate Changemaker Award during the 2022 Gayla on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Tom Soell, JVA Principal, accepted the award with the following remarks: “The original JVA Principals in Boulder were very active in this community and they valued their employees. They trusted their employees, respected them as individuals, and honored them for the value and skills they brought to our trade. They also impressed upon every one of us that we have a responsibility to give back to our community. Over the last 60+ years, that culture has continued and is fully embraced by our corporate leadership and our staff today. We’re very proud of how our staff has been involved in innumerable DEI endeavors over the last several years and making JVA a more diverse workplace.”

JVA is proud to accept this award as a statement of the work the company has put into its inclusive workplace. Here are some words about JVA from OutBoulder County’s 2022 Change Maker Award Recipients page:

“JVA, Incorporated is a 140-person consulting structural, civil and environmental engineering firm headquartered in Boulder, Colorado with offices in Denver, Fort Collins, Winter Park and Glenwood Springs. JVA has a 66-year history of engineering experience serving architects and owners on building projects, site development and water/wastewater projects throughout the Rocky Mountain area and nationwide. Beyond JVA’s engineering work, they go above and beyond to create an inclusive environment for all of their employees. In addition to Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) representing Young Professionals and their Women’s Impact Network, they recently established the LGBTQ+ ERG that recognizes and enhances diversity and inclusivity for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Non-Binary communities and allies. This group contributes towards the common vision where gender expression/identity and sexual orientation is respected and celebrated. The firm has offered trainings on pronouns, suggested books to read, and relevant resources to all staff. During Pride month this year, each office celebrated with a color battle to see who could wear more accessories of their team color. The majority of JVA’s staff participated! Tom Soell, one of the firm’s Principals, participated on the panel for the 2022 Out Boulder County ERG Mixer and he reflects JVA’s leadership in their commitment to providing a safe workplace. As an annual proud sponsor of Out Boulder County and Pride Fest, members of the firm represented JVA at a booth to show support and network with the Boulder community. These are a handful of the exciting things JVA does outside of their everyday business, and part of what makes it such a great place to work!”

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