National Association of County Engineers   ~ November 2019
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Update from NACE President Tim Hens

Looks like Mother Nature took a nap in September and woke up in bad mood in October. We had fires in California, several early blizzards in the Rockies and Upper Midwest, hurricanes and tropical storms with crazy rain along the Gulf Coast, and wind storms and major flash flooding in the Northeast. Hopefully things will settle down as we move into November so we can spend time with family, or to simply reflect on things that we are thankful for.

October was a busy travel month for me. I made trips to Illinois to visit the Illinois Association of County Engineers (IACE), hosted the Board of Directors here in New York and then traveled to visit the Texas Association of County Engineers and Road Administrators (TACERA).
IACE hosted their annual meeting in East Peoria, IL. For those who were at NACE 2009, you may remember the Par-A-Dice Casino along the Peoria River. Sticking with the theme of an angry Mother Nature, the river was running right at flood-stage. However, this did not put a dent in attendance. The IACE Fall Meeting was very much a success. NACE Past-President Duane Raterman was sworn in as the IACE President, which was interesting in the fact that Duane  was President of NACE before he assumed a similar role in his state affiliate. IACE roasted Duane pretty good. Prior to the Annual Meeting, Duane was known as "Nature Boy".

Register for NACE Annual Conference on Monday, November 18!

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Registration is already open, and Delegate Registration opens on  Monday, November 18.
The NACE Annual Conference is co-located at two different hotels.The exhibit hall and exhibitor hotel are located at The Wharf in Orange Beach, while the rest of the conference is held at the Perdido Beach Resort. Delegates need to register for the conference in order to book rooms at the Perdido Beach Resort. An email containing your membership code will be sent to all NACE engineers on the morning of Monday, November 18 with instructions regarding how to register as a delegate using our new registration system.

NACE is excited to announce that the 2021 Annual Conference will be hosted by CEAC (County Engineers Association of California) in Riverside County.

Click here for the preliminary schedule of events!
Staff Spotlight

John Cole (Shelby County)

John was hired as NACE's 4th staff member in July

Hello Members! My name is John Cole, and I recently joined the NACE staff as Communications Assistant at headquarters in Washington, DC. I'm tremendously excited to have begun working with my colleagues here at NACE, and hope to meet many of you in person come time for NACE Annual Conference in April. I come to NACE as a recent graduate of the Public Relations program within the Communications Studies Department at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, where I received a BA in Mass Communication with a focus in Public Relations. I also served as Vice President of Membership for UAB PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America), a strong, student-led group for public relations majors.  It would be remiss of me not to mention that I am the son of an old Alabama County Engineer and former NACE President.  In every practica l sense, I grew up around NACE, and was present for an equitable share of ACEA, NACE, and NACo Annual Conferences, which serve as the fountainhead of my familiarity with our organization.

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Job Postings

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County Engineer

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