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Principal Selected as Tri-County Business Leader


describe the imageRincon is proud to announce that John Dreher, Principal/Chief Operating Officer, has been selected as part of the 40 Under 40 Business Leaders by the Pacific Coast Business Times.

The 40 Under 40 list honors individuals who have taken on leadership roles in regards to business, mentoring, and community involvement. While at Rincon, John has led the vision and focus of Rincon, and has directed initiatives to improve internal efficiencies and enhance product and service delivery to clients. His accomplishments include establishing strong relationships with clients, regulators and colleagues, securing significant revenue-generating projects, and developing advancement opportunities for associates. He is involved with numerous professional and non-profit organizations, which include the Association of Environmental Professionals, American Public Works Association, American Civil Engineering Companies, The Nature Conservancy, American Veterinary Foundation, and Children’s Hospital of Orange County. John was selected for the list out of 200 nominees.

During his tenure at Rincon, he has advanced from an entry level position to Program Manager to Principal. In 2014, he was named Vice President and Chief Operating Officer by the Board of Directors. He continues to lead the vision and focus of the company, and has directed initiatives to improve internal efficiencies and to enhance product and service delivery to clients.

Senior Planner to Speak at AEP CEQA Workshop


describe the imageNisha Been, Senior Environmental Planner with Rincon, will be speaking at the AEP CEQA workshop in Oakland on Novemeber 7th.  

The CEQA Essentials Workshop will continue to provide a basic understanding of the fundamentals of the California Environmental Quality Act and the State Guidelines and will also include intermediate-level practice pointers and case studies. The workshop also features an introduction to legislation that will go into effect in January 2015 including Assembly Bill 52 (Tribal Cultural Resources) and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. A summary of Senate Bill 743 and the Preliminary Discussion Draft proposed CEQA Guidelines will be provided.

The workshop will be held at the ABAG office, located at 101 8th Street in downtown Oakland. For more information, including registration fees, click here.

Rincon Principals to Speak at Association of Environmental Professionals CEQA Seminar


AEPTwo Rincon Principals are scheduled to speak at upcoming Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) Advanced CEQA Workshops.

Joe Power, AICP CEP, and Richard Daulton, MURP, will be covering “Best Practices for Mitigation Development” and “Negative Declarations and Mitigated Negative Declarations.” Joe will be speaking at the February 6th seminar in Santa Barbara, and Richard will be speaking at the San Luis Obispo and San Jose seminars, held respectively on February 4th and February 7th.

The workshop is an advanced CEQA seminar that, in addition to the above topics, focuses on recent CEQA case law and CEQA analysis baselines.

To register for an event, please visit

Rincon Principal Speaking on SB 226 Infill Development CEQA Streamlining


CEQA Series Workshops resized 600Richard Daulton, MURP, Principal with Rincon Consultants will be presenting at two Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) workshops on the Spring 2012 Advanced CEQA Workshop schedule: Friday, March 2nd in San Jose and Friday March 9th in San Luis Obispo.  These workshops will cover upcoming changes to the State CEQA Guidelines that streamline the CEQA review process for infill development projects, pursuant to SB 226. Mr. Daulton will provide insight into the draft guidelines for infill projects and will discuss strategies for navigating the new CEQA streamlining process.

For additional information about these workshops, please visit 

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