Gene MacDonald

Engineering Department
Title: Town Engineer
Phone: 307-634-9888
Gene MacDonald

Gene brings 18 years of experience in hydraulic engineering with specific expertise in drainage analysis and design. He has extensive municipal engineering experience in both Colorado and Wyoming. Gene previously served as the City of Cheyenne's surface water drainage engineer, where he managed the City's storm drainage system; managed, planned, and coordinated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase 2 compliance efforts; managed and coordinated National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), Community Rating System (CRS), and Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) participation; managed construction and design projects; and provided expertise in the design and evaluation of the City's urban storm drainage system.

Gene was responsible for design revisions to the City's previously recommended Drainage Capital Improvements list that will ultimately save more than $10 million when implemented. Gene provided key input in the development of the Cheyenne Storm Water Utility. He provided a favorable introduction of new drainage policies and revisions to the City's master drainage plans and contributed extensively to the advertising and marketing of ballot initiatives, projects, and programs.

In addition to that valuable experience, Gene offers the following areas of expertise:

  • Project management
  • Hydraulic analysis and design
  • Urban drainage design
  • Master drainage planning
  • Floodplain modeling
  • Bridge scour analyses
  • Stream instability countermeasures design
  • Wetland mitigation
  • Public process 

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