Member News 12/18

Posted By: Andrew Heidtke Member News ,

Ruekert & Mielke is pleased to announce that the Village of Oregon has won the Investment in Infrastructure Achievement Award. Read the full press release below:

'On December 17th, Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. (R/M), a local civil engineering firm, presented the Village of Oregon with the Investment in Infrastructure Achievement Award, a distinction given to communities that put forth exceptional effort to better the lives of their residents through improvements in infrastructure. 

“We are proud to honor the Village of Oregon with the Investment in Infrastructure Achievement Award,” said Stan Sugden, President of R/M. “The Village has consistently demonstrated a long-term commitment to enhancing the lives of its residents through infrastructure upgrades, and we are happy to recognize their commitment with this award.”

In partnership with R/M, the Village of Oregon has made incredible advancements to the community’s infrastructure, including systemic upgrades to its storm water management system, major street improvements, and new subdivision developments.

“The Village of Oregon recognizes the importance of investing in our community’s infrastructure in order to maintain an exceptional standard of living for our residents,” said Mike Gracz, the Village Administrator. “We are grateful to Ruekert & Mielke for their continued partnership in this mission and for their generous sponsorship of our donation to the Oregon Youth Center, an invaluable community resource.”

Communities that receive the Investment in Infrastructure Achievement Award are gifted $1,000 to donate to a local non-profit of their choice. The Village of Oregon opted to give their donation to the Oregon Youth Center, a free program that supports young people in grades five through nine. The center provides a safe, supervised place for young members of the community to gather after school and in the summertime.

“We are so grateful to the Village of Oregon and Ruekert & Mielke for this kind and generous donation to our program,” said Diane Newlin, Director of the Oregon Youth Center.  “The donation will go towards our general operational fund, which makes it possible for our program to continue to run.  We are beyond thankful for the continued support of our program by the Village of Oregon.”

About Ruekert & Mielke, Inc.

Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. partners with communities to provide municipal infrastructure management that encompasses a broad range of municipal services throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. R/M has over 70 years of experience and assists communities in managing water, wastewater, storm water, transportation, municipal finance, electrical, SCADA control systems, and construction review. R/M services are centered around technology and feature a cloud-based GIS portal that allows communities to access and manage their infrastructure in a mobile environment.

About the Village of Oregon

The Village of Oregon is situated in the southern half of Dane County, approximately 7 miles south of Madison. Oregon combines a family-friendly, small-town atmosphere with easy access to all that the nearby Madison and Janesville areas have to offer. Oregon offers nationally recognized schools, beautiful parks, and extensive sports and recreation programs.  The Village of Oregon is committed to providing residents and businesses alike with quality municipal services.

About the Oregon Youth Center

The Oregon Youth Center is a free, safe, supervised, drop-in program for youth in fifth through ninth grades. The OYC is open from 3 PM to 6 PM Monday through Friday when school is in session and from 12 PM to 5 PM on no school and half days. Summer hours are 12 PM to 5 PM Monday through Thursday and 1 PM to 4 PM on Fridays.'