The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, led by Chairman Charlotte Nash, awarded Pond with a proclamation at its April 18 board meeting, recognizing Pond for receiving the Employer of the Year award at American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC Georgia)’s Georgia Engineering Awards.
Presented by the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers (GSPE), the Engineering Employer of the Year award honors the firms and agencies that are helping to build Georgia’s engineering future by recognizing firms, as well as public sector agencies, that have contributed to the engineering industry through the planning, design and implementation of critical projects, through the cultivation of talented professionals and through the advancement of the profession via community involvement and education.
“I want to say thank you to Pond for their presence here in the community. Having been around as long as I have, I’ve watched the company grow and evolve over time,” said Chairman Charlotte Nash. “I think it’s great that Pond puts so much effort into mentoring and helping others, particularly young folks who are discovering engineering as a career. It is great to see a Gwinnett firm prosper the way Pond has, and I join the Board of Commissioners in congratulating them on being recognized in this fashion.”
Pond, a progressive, full-service architecture, engineering, planning and construction firm providing professional solutions to government, corporate and private sector clients worldwide, has earned this top employer status by working on projects that drive the economy, provide great places to live and work, educate children and protect the nation. In addition, Pond supports its employees to excel personally and professionally by educating future leaders, and providing internal training programs and external educational growth opportunities. Pond also recognizes the benefits of cultivating an engineering mindset in Georgia’s youth and is active in developing those skills with co-op programs, scholarships, school speaking engagements and mentoring. Beyond the office, the Pond team is also encouraged to give back to the communities in which they live and work.
“We are honored to receive this recognition as Employer of the Year from the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners and appreciate the kind sentiments from Chairman Nash,” said Tony Parker, President and CEO. “We are proud to be one of the largest architectural, engineering design and construction management firms headquartered in Gwinnett County, and appreciate the opportunity to work in and for the local community, providing better infrastructure, park systems and public safety facilities for all its citizens.”