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WASHINGTON – On Thursday, July 16, 2020, over 200 state, local, and tribal officials from around the country joined President Donald J. Trump on the White House South Lawn as he reviewed the administration’s ongoing efforts to reduce burdensome federal regulations. The President highlighted the regulatory actions taken to expedite infrastructure projects at an event entitled Rollback of Regulations Helping All Americans. Engineers attending from Ohio included Champaign County Engineer Stephen McCall, Delaware County Engineer Chris Bauserman, and CEAO Executive Director Dean Ringle who were invited as part of a delegation with seven other local transportation officials from the National Association of County Engineers (NACE). Vice President Mike Pence, Idaho Governor Bradley Little, and Alaska Governor Michael Dunleavy also addressed the group.
Columbus, 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 4 - 6, 2019.
Brett A. Boothe, P.E., P.S., Gallia County Engineer received the award of 2019 County Engineer of the Year. Ron Myers, P.E., Traffic Operations Engineer with Lucas County Engineer’s Office was presented with the CEAO David Brand Safety award. The CEAO County Engineer Employee of the Year Award was given to Michael Meeks, P.E., for helping the association with organizing and participating in numerous conferences over the years.
The incoming 2020 CEAO Officers are President Jeff Stauch, Union County Engineer; 1st Vice President Frederick T. Wachtel, Coshocton County Engineer; 2nd Vice President Keith A. Bennett, Stark County Engineer; Treasurer James A. Wiechart, Mercer County Engineer; and Immediate Past President Jeffrey B. Linkous, Clinton County Engineer.
CCAO / CEAO Winter Conference
December 4-6, 2019
Hyatt Regency Columbus, Ohio
Plan to attend our largest conference of the year! Join your colleagues to discuss innovative ways to enhance local government to better serve Ohio's Counties.
If your company offers a product or service to county government, your customers and prospects will be here. Attendees will include County Engineers, County Commissioners, and other county officials and staff with purchasing power.
Exhibit space is officially SOLD OUT as of November 6.
Please note the CCAO/CEAO Winter Conference has moved to a Wednesday through Friday day pattern. The trade show will be held on Wednesday and Thursday and all conference events will be held at the Hyatt.
We look forward to seeing you!
CEAO Executive Director Ringle elected President of National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
Columbus, Ohio – The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) installed Dean C. Ringle, P.E., P.S as the 2019–20 NCEES president during the organization’s annual meeting, held August 14–17 in Washington, D.C.
A resident of Columbus, Ohio, Ringle is a member of the Ohio State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors and was selected as the Executive Director of the County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO) in 2017 after retiring as Franklin County Engineer. Ringle worked at the Franklin County Engineer’s Office for more than 36 years, with the last 17 years serving as the County Engineer.
Throughout his entire career, Ringle has been a fervent advocate for encouraging civil engineers and surveyors to obtain their Professional Engineering (P.E.) and Professional Surveying (P.S.) licensure. Now as President of NCEES he has the ultimate opportunity for communicating the importance of professional licensure to experts in the industry throughout the United States.
The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) recently released a County Advisory Bulletin on the new (2017) $5 Permissive License Fee. This bulletin gives a background history of all the $5 permissive license fees and gives guidance on a county’s enactment procedure for implementing the new fee.