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

Hard to believe a month has already passed since the Annual Meeting in Wichita. So much going on to get committees squared away, travel schedules planned and even a trip for me to Washington, D.C. for Infrastructure Week.  

I wanted to take a quick moment to thank the Kansas County Highway Association for the fantastic job they did organizing and hosting the 2019 Conference. Our Board of Directors also passed a formal congratulatory resolution for KCHA at their meeting on Thursday after the Conference. I'm already excited to see what our friends in Alabama can do in 2020. It sounds like they have a unique and incredible plan for the Annual Meeting in Orange Beach. I hope to see you there!

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Infrastructure Week Update
 
While the nation's local road professionals live and breathe infrastructure, Washington brings the nation's infrastructure advocates together once a year to spread the message that the United States is in dire need of infrastructure investment.
Whether it be roads, bridges, water systems, broadband or wastewater, infrastructure week touches on numerous issue areas the nation's county engineers experience each day.  For these reasons, it is only fitting that NACE is an active participant in Infrastructure Week 2019.


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Conference Wrap-Up from NACE 2019 in Wichita! 

Thank you to all of our county engineers, sponsors, and corporate partners for making NACE 2019 a success. Please click below for the highlights!

 NACE 2019 Conference Wrap-Up
Meet Your New NACE President & Officers for 2019-2020 
 
Genesee County, New York Highway Superintendent Timothy Hens was installed as President of the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) at the Annual Banquet in Wichita, Kansas.  Hens' term will run through April of 2020.

"It is an honor and privilege to serve the nation's county road professionals this year," said Hens.  "With infrastructure a national priority, I look forward to engaging with policymakers and stakeholders to ensure county road infrastructure receives the attention needed to provide our nation with a safe, reliable transportation network to compete in today's global economy."



L-R: Chris Champion, PE, Henry County, AL, Southeast Region Vice President
Jacob Thorius, PE, Washington County, IA, South Central Region Vice President
Kevin Russel, PE, Harrison County, IN, Northeast Region Vice President 
Jeff Blue, PE, Champaign County, IL, North Central Region Vice President
Mark Storey, PE, Whitman County, WA, Western Region Vice President

Todd Kinney, PE, Clinton County, IA, Secretary-Treasurer
Scott McGolpin, PE, Santa Barbara County, CA, President-Elect
Tim Hens, PE, Genesee County, NY, President
Rich Sanders, PE, Polk County, MN, Immediate Past President

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NACE Honors Engineers at Annual Banquet in Wichita! 
 
NACE honored the following award winners on the last evening of the conference. Please follow this link to see the winners!

Congratulations!

Washington County (MN) Public Works Project Manager Frank Ticknor Awarded 2018 NACE Project Manager of the Year

Pierce County Engineer Brian Stacy (WA) Awarded the 2018 NACE Urban County Engineer of the Year

McLeod County (MN) Engineer John Brunkhorst Awarded the 2018 NACE Rural County Engineer of the Year

 
National Partner Update  
 
Working in conjunction with our national partner CABT (the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks), we would like to ask that you consider signing their Local Officials Joint Letter to Congress.

This letter, signed by over 1,000 local officials from across the country, was instrumental in the last Congress in keeping heavier (91,000 pounds or more) and longer (double 33s) off our local roads and bridges.
 
Click on this email address Letter@cabt.org  and simply say add my name -
please include your email signature block.
 
Once you have added your name, this letter will be invaluable in working with the current Congress thanks to you and hundreds of your colleagues across our nation. We expect the letter to be instrumental in defeating push after push for heavier trucks and longer double trailer trucks both this and next year. In the new 116th Congress which began in January, we have 100 new Members to educate on the infrastructure damage concerns of bigger trucks and we will be using this letter as a part of that education process. We are constantly adding new names to this letter and removing names as we become aware that former signers are no longer in office. If you would like to see the current joint letter click here http://www.cabt.org/2018/02/22/1000-community-leaders-deliver-letter-to-congress-opposing-bigger-tractor-trailers/
 
Please feel free to send this email to any other local officials who you think would be interested in adding their names and joining this national effort.

 
What's New in Washington
 
Trump, Democrats Agree on $2 Trillion for Roads and Bridges

Submit your resolutions now for NACo's Annual Conference- due June 12

EPA requests comments on potential changes to Clean Water Act water certification program

FHWA Innovator March/April 2019

Time to fast-track infrastructure legislation
Job Postings

 
California- Monterey County
Public Works Facilities Director: https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/Home/ShowDocument?id=77232

Washington- Kittitas County 
County Engineer: https://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/hr/jobs/job.aspx?i=1442 Engineer Services Manager: https://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/hr/jobs/job.aspx?i=1472 

Washington- Mason County
Deputy Director- Public Works

California- Kings County
Road Superintendent

Check out the latest job postings from our members here.