Engineer of the Year - Gordie Kelsey, P. E., Klickitat County
Klickitat County Engineer, Gordie Kelsey, P.E., was honored as the 2012
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 Klickitat County Commissioner Ray
Thayer at the WSACE Annual Meeting on June 13, 2012 in Walla Walla, Wa.
The Klickitat County Board of Commissioners
nominated Gordie for the
award noting the significant impact he has had on the management of the
Klickitat County Public Works Department in the short time he has been there
since starting in 2008. Under Gordie's leadership the department has
successfully completed several projects that were delayed as well as
obtaining new funding for additional projects. Congratulations to
Gordie for a well deserved award.
WSACE President's Award - Jeff Monsen, P.E., County Road Administration
Monsen, P.E., Inter-Governmental Policy Manager for the County Road
Administration Board (CRAB), received the WSACE President's Award from WSACE
President Joe Rutan at the WSACE Annual Meeting on June 13, 2012 in Walla
Walla, Wa. President Rutan presented the award to Jeff in recognition
of the significant contributions Jeff has made to the county engineering
profession, both as a former county engineer in Skagit and Whatcom Counties,
but importantly in his current role at CRAB.
Jeff has contributed to WSACE through work he's done in providing
technical information to county engineers, provided training, and has been
an active participant at WSACE conferences for many years.
Congratulations to Jeff.
President Todd O'Brien installed at WSACE Annual Meeting
P.E., Adams County, received the President's gavel from outgoing President
Joe Rutan after being sworn in as the 2012-13 WSACE President. Todd
has served WSACE for the past two years as Secretary/Treasurer and
New officers installed at WSACE Annual Meeting
2012-13 WSACE officers were sworn in by 2011 Past President, Mark Storey, at
the 2012 WSACE Annual Meeting in Walla, Walla, Wa. Sworn in were Owen
Carter, P.E., Snohomish County - Western District Representative; Doug
D'Hondt, P.E., Kittitas County - Eastern District Representative; Grant
Morgan, P.E., Garfield County - Secretary/Treasurer; Todd O'Brien, P.E.,
Adams County - President; Joe Rutan, P.E., Whatcom County - Past President;
Jon Brand, P.E., Kitsap County - President-elect; and Derek Pohle, P.E.,
Grant County - NACE Director-at-large.