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 and supporting engineering, geoscience, and planning 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 Nevada County STEAM event.

In the News

Project and Engineer of the Year 2019

At a holiday luncheon at the Grass Valley Brewery, the Engineer’s Association of Nevada County awarded the Project of the Year Award to Millennium Planning and Engineering for the Gilded Springs Development Planning and Design.  Gilded Springs is a proposed subdivision near the corner of Main Street and Alta Street in Grass Valley.

Andrew Cassano of Nevada City Engineering was awarded the Engineer of the Year.  Andy is retiring this year and has been an active member of the planning community in Nevada County for 50 years.

Congratulationed to Michelle Layshot and Rob Wood of Millennium Planning and Engineering, and Andy Cassano of Nevada City Engineering!


December 5, 2019, Grass Valley, California


The Engineer’s Association of Nevada County is pleased to announce the winners of the Project and Engineer of the Year Awards for 2019. These awards serve to recognize both exceptional projects, and talented engineers here in Nevada County.


This year, the EANC 2019 Project of the Year has been awarded to Millennium Planning and Engineering for their efforts in the planning and permitting of the Gilded Springs Subdivision in downtown Grass Valley. The recipient of the EANC 2019 Engineer of the Year Award is Mr. Andrew Cassano of Nevada City Engineering.


Gilded Springs is a 27-lot residential subdivision located on a 7-acre infill site near downtown Grass Valley. The project site fronts on Alta Street and West Main Street. The project site is one of the largest undeveloped areas within the City of Grass Valley zoned for residential development. The property is surrounded by development, primarily residential uses with single-family homes to the north, east, and south. There is a seasonal stream (Rhode Island Ravine) which runs along the western property boundary, and crosses West Main Street through a culvert, eventually connecting downstream with Wolf Creek which is slated for rehabilitation. A variety of housing styles are proposed from small cottage style homes (1450 sf to 1750 sf) to larger porch homes and estate homes (1800 sf to 2500 sf). The tentative map was approved in July by the City of Grass Valley’s Planning Commission.


Millennium Planning & Engineering provides land planning and civil engineering design services to help clients through all phases of the development process, from conceptual design to construction. Millennium’s staff specializes in navigating the regulatory process to obtain all necessary permits for development.


Contributors to the project include:

•           Owner: Tobin Dougherty

•           Engineering and Planning: Michelle Layshot, PE and Robert Wood, AICP, Millennium Planning and Engineering


Andrew Cassano has worked as a professional land surveyor and land use planner in Nevada County since 1969. He began his career at a local firm, and then worked as an independent consultant for many years. In 1984, he became the first person to serve as City Planner for Nevada City, which he did for 13 years. Then, in 1998, he joined Nevada City Engineering, Inc. and served as managing partner for 15 years. To honor his ongoing 50-year career, the EANC is pleased to name Andy Cassano our 2019 Engineer of the Year.


Link to Union Article.


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 EIN 2020.pdf
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