Washington State Association of County Engineers
Engineer of the Year - Doug Bramlette, P. E., P.L.S., Douglas County
Douglas County Engineer, Doug Bramlette, P.E., P.L.S., was honored as the 2014
County Engineer of the Year for Washington State Association of County
Engineers (WSACE). The annual award, selected by the County Road
Administration Board (CRAB), was announced by CRAB Deputy Director Walt
Olsen at the WSACE Annual Meeting on June 25, 2014 in Silverdale, Wa.
Douglas County Commissioners Dale Snyder and Ken Stanton presented the award
to Mr. Bramlette at the meeting. Congratulations to Doug for a well deserved award.
Project Manager of the Year - Aaron Simmons, P.E., Douglas County
Aaron Simmons, P.E., from Douglas County was honored as the 2014 Project
Manager of the year for WSACE. Aaron was nominated by Douglas County Engineer
Doug Bramlette. Aaron was recognized for managing the Eastmont Mainline, a new 2.3 mile minor arterial
roadway beginning at SR2 continuing parallel to SR28 connecting to the Eastmont/Badger Mountain intersection.
The project included a 597 ft. deck arch bridge, storm water collection, signals, and detour roads.
Program Manager of the Year - Mark Thurston, P.E., Jefferson County
Thurston, P.E., from Jefferson County was honored as the 2014 Program
Manager of the Year for WSACE. Mark was nominated by and received the award
from Public Works Director/County Engineer Monte Reinders. Mark was
recognized for his management of multiple projects including federal aid and emergency repair projects.
His management of federally funded projects has "set the standar" allowing Jefferson County to maintain its
Certification Acceptance (CA) with WSDOT.
WSACE President's Award - Snohomish County Department of Public Works
Snohomish County Department of Public Works was recognized by WSACE
President, Jon Brand as the 2014 recipient of the WSACE President's Award
for their extraordinary efforts in the reponse to the Oso Landslide
President Grant Morgan installed at WSACE Annual Meeting
Grant Morgan, P.E., Garfield County Engineer, received the President's gavel
from outgoing President Jon Brand after being sworn in as the 2014-15 WSACE
has served WSACE for the past two years as Secretary/Treasurer and
New officers installed at WSACE Annual Meeting
The 2014-15 WSACE officers were sworn in by 1999 Past President, Jerry
Bryant, at the 2014 WSACE Annual Meeting in Silverdale, Wa. Sworn in were
Mark Storey, P.E., Whitman County - NACE Director-at-large;
Tim Elsea, P.E., Lewis County - Western District Representative;
Doug D'Hondt, P.E., Kittitas County - Eastern District Representative;
Doug Bramlette, P.E., Douglas County - Secretary/Treasurer;
Jon Brand, P.E., Kitsap County - Past President; and
Walter (Grant) Morgan, P.E., Garfield County - President;
Owen Carter, P.E., Snohomish County - President-elect, was not able to attend.