County Engineer Paul Gruner Elected President of State Association

Congratulations to Montgomery County Engineer Paul Gruner on being elected President of the County Engineers Association of Ohio! 

The County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO) presented state recognition awards to Ohio County Engineers and their staff during its annual business meeting December 10-12, 2017.

Theodore B. Hubbard, P.E., P.S. of Hamilton County, Ohio, received the award of 2017 County Engineer of the Year. Karen L. Heinrichs an Administrative Assistant with the Mercer County Engineer’s Office received the award of Employee of the Year from CEAO. Victoria Beale with Ohio’s Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) was presented with the Friend of CEAO award.

Lifetime Membership Awards were given to Dean C. Ringle, P.E., P.S., former Franklin County Engineer, and to Ronald M. Sharrett, P.E., P.S., former Vinton County Engineer, for their many years of service dedicated to CEAO and to preserving highways and bridges in their county transportation systems.

The 2018 CEAO Officers are President Paul W. Gruner, Montgomery County Engineer; 1st Vice President Jeffrey B. Linkous, Clinton County Engineer; 2nd Vice President Jeff Stauch, Union County Engineer; Treasurer James A. Wiechart, Mercer County Engineer; and Immediate Past President Chris E. Bauserman, Delaware County Engineer.

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County engineers are responsible for the maintenance, repair and capital improvements of county highways, roads and bridges in Ohio. County engineers are responsible for 28,974 miles of urban and rural roadways and 26,105 bridges that are vital to the combined growth and prosperity here in the state of Ohio. Since 1940, the County Engineers Association of Ohio has worked to unify its members in their goal to provide the highest quality transportation, surveying, drainage and land record keeping services.