Earth Day at JEO

By |April 22nd, 2017|


It’s Earth Day! Time to bust out the cardboard party hats (the ones made from 100% recycled materials, of course). Here are some of the things we do here at JEO to give a little back to Mother Earth.

Gardening with Coffee Grounds


We drink a borderline excessive amount of coffee. Thankfully, we learned that used coffee […]

How Will CDBG Changes Affect Your Application?

By |April 10th, 2017|

If your community is seeking funds through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, there are a few changes you should be aware of for the 2017 cycle. In March, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) hosted in-person and virtual workshop to highlight and discuss the updated guidelines, which include significant changes to the […]

JEO Helps Secure $15m of Funding in 2016

By |March 24th, 2017|


JEO is proud to serve our clients, and in 2016, we helped them secure more than $15 million in grants, loans, and private donations to make their projects a reality.

Along with our clients, we eagerly await the economic, environmental, and social growth that Nebraska will see because of these projects, and look forward to highlighting […]

Communication is the Key to Effective Watershed Planning

By |March 23rd, 2017|


This year’s Iowa Water Conference, Watershed Management: Partnerships for Progress, featured several distinguished presenters, including JEO’s own Natural Resources Specialist, Adam Rupe.

In his presentation, Watershed Planning to Achieve Multi-Disciplinary Goals: The Nebraska Approach, Rupe highlighted the ways Nebraska is raising the bar when it comes to its approach for watershed planning. Rupe explained that, instead […]

Happy Pi Day!

By |March 14th, 2017|




Mmm, Pi. Sweet, delicious, mathematical Pi.

Just like Pi, our love and appreciation for the digits are infinite. But unlike Pi, it is not irrational.

Here at JEO, we hold Pi in high regard (well, all of mathematics, really). Without the marvel that is math, our jobs would be impossible. Math enables us to solve community issues […]

Going for the Grant

By |February 6th, 2017|

Going for the Grant:
Client Projects Move Forward Thanks to Federal & State Funding


Thanks to generous support from federal and state funding agencies, several of our clients’ communities will see their diverse and much-anticipated projects move forward in 2017. JEO is honored to have assisted the following awardees with their recent grant applications, and, along with […]

JEO Holiday Party Turns Out to be FINtastic!

By |January 25th, 2017|

JEO employees, family, and friends partied with the penguins and mingled with the sharks at the annual holiday party held January 21, 2017. The Henry Doorly Zoo’s aquarium was a FINtastic venue to celebrate the company’s successes of 2016.

Employees and their guests made the journey across Iowa and Nebraska to spend the evening under the […]

2016 Q4 Employee of the Quarter

By |January 18th, 2017|

JEO has named John Brennan “Employee of the Quarter” for the final quarter of 2016.

John is a GIS specialist in the hazard mitigation and emergency planning department and started with JEO in August of 2014. John works in JEO’s Lincoln office. He approaches work in a confident manner and communicates timely information to others. His […]

Tracey Draper Celebrates 10 Years with JEO!

By |January 18th, 2017|

Congratulations to Tracey Draper for ten years of service with JEO! We appreciate your dedication and support. Comments about Tracey’s tenure at JEO are in the attached infographic.

Steven Wolf Elected to Association’s National Board of Directors

By |January 17th, 2017|

JEO is pleased to announce that Steven Wolf, MCP3, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the USA affiliate of the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2).

Steven is the director of JEO’s community engagement department, which provides public outreach and involvement services, facilitation, organizational communication strategy, training, and public advocacy campaign support. […]