March 05, 2018
Meet the Staff Monday: Amelia Wehunt, PE
By: Bonnie Dunkel
This Monday, we’re getting to know Amelia Wehunt, PE, Senior Project Manager, champion of Timmons Group’s growing Urban Design Practice, Stormwater Expert, and coordinator of our Commercial Coffee networking event.
Amelia and the Richmond Stormwater team mastering the Escape Room.
A Little History:
Amelia celebrated her 10 year anniversary at Timmons Group last June. She specializes in urban infill and redevelopment projects, neighborhood improvement projects, as well as stormwater management design and compliance. Much of her work, outside of designing and preparing construction plans, involves stakeholder coordination and work sessions, representation at public meetings, and providing construction support services.
Amelia at Virginia State University’s annual Arbor Day celebration, helping clean out filterra systems around campus.
In addition to working with local government, private entity, and higher education clients, Amelia has developed a passion for urban design projects that help strengthen the urban core here in the City of Richmond. Amelia now leads Timmons Group’s Urban Practice, a group that utilizes all of Timmons Group’s in-house services to collaborate on projects that help the City grow and improve.
Stone Brewing: one of our Urban Practice’s most notable projects.
Amelia also plays a large role in innovation and business development for the firm as well as leadership within the industry community. One of her many leadership responsibilities involves coordinating Commercial Coffee, a monthly networking event for members of the commercial real estate industry that features new projects in the Greater Richmond Metropolitan area. Amelia locates the venues each month, coordinates event sponsorship, coordinates the speakers, and attends the event monthly to cultivate and grow relationships for the firm. The monthly networking event maintains attendance between 75-100 people per month.
Amelia presenting at Commercial Coffee
Commercial Coffee at Vasen Brewing
Commercial Coffee at Main Street Station
Since 2012, she has actively served on the Board of Directors for Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Richmond chapter in various roles including, Sponsorship Director, Secretary, Treasurer, and currently as Membership Director, all working to achieve CREW’s mission to advance women in the field of commercial real estate business and related industries.
She has also served on the Virginia Water Environment Association’s Stormwater Committee. In this role she organized the 2016 Spring Stormwater Seminar, entitled “Striking the Right Balance: Water Quality, Quantity and Aging Infrastructure” which focused on bringing stormwater professionals together statewide to discuss and learn about current stormwater compliance challenges and potential solutions.