Washington State Association of County Engineers
Engineer of the Year - Owen Carter, P. E., Snohomish County
Snohomish County Engineer, Owen Carter, P.E., was honored as the 2013
County Engineer of the Year for Washington State Association of County
Engineers (WSACE). The annual award, selected by the County Road
Administration Board, was announced by Garfield County Commissioner Dean
Burton at the WSACE Annual Meeting on June 12, 2013 in Ritzville, Wa.
Snohomish County Council and County Road Administration Board Member,
John Koster, nominated Owen on behalf of Snohomish County for the award.
Congratulations to Owen for a well deserved award.
Urban Program/Project Manager of the Year - Ramiro Chavez, P.E., PgMP, Pierce County
Ramiro Chavez, P.E., PgMP, from Pierce County was honored as the 2013 Urban
Program/Project Manager of the year for WSACE. Ramiro was nominated by
and received the award from Pierce County Engineer Brian Stacy. Ramiro
was recognized for his outstanding work for Pierce County as Pierce County
Public Works and Utilities Transportation Division Manager.
Rural Program/Project Manager of the Year - Rod Norland, Garfield County
Rod Norland, from Garfield County was honored as the 2013 Rural Program/Project
Manager of the Year for WSACE. Rod was nominated by and received the
award from County Engineer Walter (Grant) Morgan who, along with Garfield
County Commissioners Dean Burton and Robert Johnson. Rod was
recognized as a having made significant contributions in his many capacities
during his tenure at Garfield County.
WSACE President's Award - Scott Yaeger, P.E., Adams County
Adams County Engineer, Scott Yaeger, P.E. was recognized by WSACE President,
Todd O'Brien as the 2013 recipient of the WSACE President's Award. Scott was
recognized by Todd for his contributions and support to Adams
County and to the support for WSACE including helping organize the 2013
President Jon Brand installed at WSACE Annual Meeting
Jon Brand, P.E., Kitsap County Engineer, received the President's gavel from
outgoing President Todd O'Brien after being sworn in as the 2013-14
WSACE President. Jon
has served WSACE for the past two years as Secretary/Treasurer and
New officers installed at WSACE Annual Meeting
The 2013-14 WSACE officers were sworn in by 2012 Past President, Joe Rutan, at
the 2013 WSACE Annual Meeting in Ritzville, Wa. Sworn in were Owen
Carter, P.E., Snohomish County - Secretary/Treasurer; Todd O'Brien, P.E.,
Adams County - Past President; Jon Brand, P.E., Kitsap County -
President; Walter (Grant) Morgan, P.E., Garfield County -
President-elect; Doug D'Hondt, P.E., Kittitas County - Eastern District
Representative; and Mark Storey, P.E., Whitman County - NACE Director-at-large.