National Association of County Engineers   ~ February 2019
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Update from NACE President Rich Sanders 
 
Well, winter has put its full grip on Minnesota over the past couple of months.
Lows in the-40 range and highs around -15. At least that's what it was when Mr. Stone came to visit theNorth Dakota County Engineers at their annual conference in Grand Forks, ND on January 30th. There he gave a Federal update and was able to discuss what happens on the hill with our NDcolleagues. If you live in the SE part of the US you haveto deal with hurricanes and they get named such as Katrina and Andrew. In NW Minnesota we deal with blizzards and they get named. We are up to Blizzard Emilia. So yes 5 blizzards so far this winter. The snow is piled high, which is causing issues with plowing. So, it's time to contract out some Dozer time with a local contractor to push snow away from intersections so that you can see the oncoming vehicles.

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Upcoming Events 
 
ATSSA Webinar - Cyclist ITS Solutions
Planning, constructing, and maintaining truly multimodal infrastructure requires different thinking about how much is being invested to incentivize and support other modes. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards will explain the importance of a connected and accessible system, including lessons learned on at a recent conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, as one of the country's state DOT representatives.

Safer Roads 2020 Conference
The 2020 Conference is now accepting proposals for presentations and papers and is encouraging authors to contribute by submitting an education session or poster session that reflects the latest innovation, theory and research, with proven best practices. Papers and presentations from the previous five international conferences are maintained on a dedicated site and can be viewed by clicking here.

Learn more about both events here.
 


***Early Bird Registration Deadline is March 1! ***



Keynote Speaker Announcement


The National Association of County Engineers is thrilled to announce that Thomas Everett, Executive Director of the United States Federal Highway Administration, will be our keynote speaker at our 2019 Annual Conference in Wichita this April.  A professional engineer himself, Mr. Everett manages the daily operations of the agency and its personnel, and advises the Administrator, Deputy Administrator and senior officials throughout the U.S. Department of Transportation on the agency's programs and priorities.  We look forward to learning about his vision for the agency and the newest innovations in road and
bridge safety. 

Mr. Everett will give his remarks on Monday, April 15 during the Delegate Breakfast.

Click here for more conference updates!

Ready to register? Registration information can be found here. 
 
NACE President Sanders named 2018 Minnesota Outstanding Engineer 
 
Polk County Engineer Richard Sanders received the 2018 Outstanding County Engineer of the Year Award from the Minnesota County Engineers Association (MCEA).  The award was presented at the MCEA Annual Banquet held on January 22, 2019.  Mr. Sanders has been a leader among his peers, not only in Minnesota, but nationally as well.  He has been involved with many MCEA and National Association of County Engineers (NACE) committees, too numerous to mention, and has chaired a number of those committees including the Minnesota Local Road Research Board's Research Implementation Committee.

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NACE Annual Awards- Application Deadline February 22! 
 
We hope to see many competitive applications, please follow the link below:
https://www.countyengineers.org/award-guidelines-engineer

Read letter from Greg Parker here
What's New in Washington
 
Webinar and public hearing scheduled for proposed new "Waters of the United States" definition

Weather Trends International Predictions for 2019

Lawmakers reach "an agreement in principle" to avert government shutdown

Chairman DeFazio Announces Democratic Committee Roster for the 116th Congress

Graves Welcomes Committee Republicans for the 116th Congress


NACE State Affiliate Update- Washington     


Washington Association of County Engineers enjoying their professional development conference at Suncadia Lodge outside Cle Elum, WA. Their speaker is Kevin Eikenberry and the topic is "From Manager to Remarkable Leader". They had approximately 70 county engineers and their staff in attendance.

Send NACE your state affiliate updates!


Job Postings

Alabama- Madison County
Assistant County Engineering Position, Department of Public Works

Texas- City of San Antonio
Transportation & Capital Improvements Director 

 
Ohio- Business Development Opportunity for RTVision
Job Description: As a Software Regional Sales Account Manager with RTVision, you will be on the front lines of selling software solutions that automate County, City and Citizen business processes; engaging Local Government, Engineering Consultants, Contractors and Suppliers. You will be joining a collaborative Business Development team where your feedback will be directly related to the advancement of the team, the sales process and the products. You must be a highly motivated, self-directed, driven sales professional with experience successfully building relationships with current and potential clients.
Click here for more information or to apply!

Wisconsin -- Barron County
Engineering Technician


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