Our Purpose

The Engineer's Association of Nevada County (EANC) was founded in its present form in 1990 for the purpose of promoting awareness and appreciation of the engineering profession, earth sciences, and related fields, by keeping current on changing science and regulations, by encouraging students, and by honoring exemplary engineers and quality projects in the community.


Please help us by becoming a paid member of the association, and attending our monthly meetings.  Membership dues fund our scholarships and outreach events, such as the local STEAM event and Lyman Gilmore's Flight Day.

In the News

Kudos!  Our very own Breanna Webb participated in STEM into Knowldge for Girls, an outreach program at Nevada Union High School to encourage female scientists and engineers.  Breanna's message to the young women:


"My message was to redefine engineering:


From the classic:

“Engineering solves problems using science and math.”


To the interesting:

“Engineers are changing the world all of the time.  They dream up creative, practical solutions and work with other smart, inspiring people to invent, design, and create things that matter.”


And reinforce the following:


1. Engineering is Creative


2. Engineering makes a difference in the world


3. Engineering is about team work"



Thank you Breanna!



Congratulations to The Forest Springs Mobilehome Community Phase 4, and Bill Green PE, the winners of the 2017 Project and Engineer of the Year awards!


For nearly 50 years, the Tucker Family has owned, developed, and managed the Forest Springs Mobilehome Community, providing an important hassle-free housing option for seniors.  Over ten years or more, as Forest Springs, LLC, they acquired new land from three adjoining owners and embarked on the fourth phase of the project. After diligent and creative planning and engineering work by Nevada City Engineering and Nevada County, the Forest Springs Mobilehome Community Phase 4 project was permitted, and construction began in spring 2016, and was largely completed before the epic rains of the 2016-17 winter shut everything down.  The project was finaled by the county and State of California in 2017.  This project was a joint creation of the owners of Forest Springs Mobilehome Community LLC, Nevada City Engineering, Nevada County, and many other local contractors and engineers.


Bill Green PE, of Nevada City Engineering, is the engineer of record for the Forest Springs Project.  Bill developed several unique design elements, one of which is the detention pond that follows contour on the south side of the development.  He helped coordinate the myriad of other design professionals and personally escorted the plans through California Department of Housing and Community Development.



The EANC is always looking for programs.  Please let us know if you would like to present an interesting technical topic at one of our monthly meetings.

Please consider joining the Association.  Complete a membership application and either bring it to a meeting or mail it to us at the address on the form.  Membership fees fund scholarships, Science Fair Awards, and other community-related engineering outreach.

The membership form can be downloaded below.

EANC Membership Form
EANC Membership Form.pdf
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We have changed our meeting date to the fourth Thursday of the month, at the Contractor's Association of Nevada County, at 149 Crown Point Court, Grass Valley.


The program schedule for 2018 is:


Wednesday January 31- Jake Russell, Geo-Logic-- Stormwater Management for Superfund Dump Closure in Typhoon Alley (schedule conflict required Wednesday meeting)


Thursday February 22- Alberto Ramirez, Salmon Habitat Restoration on the Yuba River


Thursday March 22-  Jeff Cox, H&K- Drone based aerial surveys; LiDAR - Photogrammetry - Thermal - Multispectral sensors

Thursday April 26- (tentative) Rich Soto, Ground Penetrating Radar and Applications

Thursday May 24- tentative Jim Wood Daquerre South Channel Diversion






In 2017 we had the following programs:


Wednesday January 25- Richard Peevers, H&K-- Gazex Avalanche Exploders


Wednesday February 22- Breanna Webb, Stantec-- Hydrologic Modeling using PC SWMM


Wednesday March 22- David Romo, Geo-Logic - Challenges in the Mining Industry


Wednesday April 26- Doug Rodderick, NID - Centennial Dam


Wednesday May 24 - Matthew Kennedy - Tensar International, "Geogrid for Roadways"


Wednesday June 28-   Bryan McAlistar - Flood Hazards and working with FEMA in Nevada City


Wednesday July -  No meeting


Wednesday August 30-  David Romo, Geo-Logic - "Water Recovery from a Large Tailings Impoundment in the Atacama Desert using Dikes".


September 28 -  Social at the Northstar Mining Museum with the Sierrans for Responsible Resource Management


Wednesday October 25, 2017  Gary Poland, GSP Consulting -- Aeral Surveying and Photograhpy


November - Victor Venuta, Baslaite- Perimiable Pavers and Retining Wall products


December - Holiday Social and Project/Engineer of the Year Awards




The program schedule for 2016 was:


Wednesday Jan 27 - Hans Shillinger "Development of an Isothermal Compression System".


Wednesday February 17 - Trisha Tillotson - "City of Grass Valley Proposed Improvement Standards Updates".


Wednesday March 23 - Tim Wood, Nevada County Engineer - "Engineering Projects in Nevada County"


Wednesday April 27 - Zachi Anderson - Forest Trails Alliance!


Wednesday May 25 - Kyle Lenehan- Geopier Foundation Systems


Wednesday June 22- Bryan MacCalister - Nevada City Engineer


Wednesday July 27- Jake Russell - "Design of a Geocell Final Cover System - OrdotDump, Guam" 


Wednesday August 24 - Networking mixer at Old Republic Brewery (plus tour) 5:15PM


Wednesday September 28 - Adam Weiss - Impact of New Landscaping Regulations


Wednesday October 26- Dan Thiem - Tour of the In Town Campground


Wednesday November 16- Andy Cassano - Ridge Road Subdivision and Forest Springs Mobile home park


Wednesday December 14- Holiday Lunch and Project/Engineer of the Year Awards