Brilliance, Achievements, and Partnerships in Year Four

By Virginia Arroyo & Amanda Roberts

As Avid Core marks the completion of our fourth year in business, we can safely say we’ve laid the foundation for a solid business and have experienced tremendous growth over the last year. In 2023, our team doubled, welcoming experts in project management, environmental planning, and systems integration. We’ve also furthered our team’s communications, engagement and outreach expertise capabilities and expanded our geographic footprint, bringing on new staff in Illinois.

Our team proudly earned accolades, including the prestigious Hermes Creative 2023 Gold Award for design and the esteemed title of Best Government Contractor in Prince William County—for the third year in a row!

Avid Core’s journey of success continued with key partnerships, starting with our first 8(a) contract with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Our focus on outreach and communications involved crafting meetings and outreach strategies for OSHA’s Solutions Share initiative, which fosters collaboration with OSHA and among essential industry stakeholders to better prepare for future emergencies similar to COVID-19.

We also brought in projects with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), steering stakeholder engagement services for the agency’s Infrastructure Portfolio. Our expanded role includes environmental planning outreach, ongoing dialogues with federal, state, and local agencies, and coordination with Tribal governments and local communities. We’ve teamed up with Northwind for GIS support and our partner, Dawson, provides archaeological and environmental expertise for seamless interagency coordination.

Avid Core, in partnership with Infinity Conference Group, is currently researching, planning and executing logistics for the Food and Drug Administration’s 2024 Compounding Quality Center of Excellence Annual Conference. This important event provides an opportunity for drug outsourcing facilities and associated stakeholders to learn and engage on emerging trends and drug compounding best practices.

In collaboration with Cogstone Resource Management and Kearns & West, we supported Los Angeles County in crafting a groundbreaking land acknowledgment and policy. Working closely with a Tribal advisory group, we cultivated strong relationships and facilitated effective coordination between county departments and local Tribes. The team’s dedication resulted in adopting the first formal County-wide Land Acknowledgment. The acknowledgment and the accompanying partner toolkit, now in production, will help the County appropriately honor and pay respect to Native Tribes.

We’ve grown our local community engagement work this year. In a successful collaboration with ONE EIGHTY and ATCS, we helped PlanRVA address disaster recovery for the local business community.

Working with the City of Fairfax, we helped with the development of a Title VI plan, ensuring that their transportation work does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, or national origin.

Avid Core staffed local pop-up events, facilitated open houses, and designed easy-to-understand and culturally responsive materials for the Alexandria West community, supporting the development of a planning process that will help guide the community’s long-term priorities and goals for decades to come.

We also provided multi-lingual outreach to support the creation of a new Eastern Silver Spring Communities master plan for Montgomery County. Our efforts focused on increasing participation and feedback for the plan in underserved and historically marginalized communities.

We are incredibly proud of our team’s achievements, our clients, and partners over the last four years, and we’re looking forward to the exciting journey ahead!