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CCAO/CEAO Winter Conference 2019

CCAO/CEAO Winter Conference 2019

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

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.


Applications for Woolpert's Cliff Lovin Scholarship Currently Being Accepted

Applications for Woolpert's Cliff Lovin Scholarship Currently Being Accepted

July 30, 2019, Columbus, Ohio –  Applications are currently being accepted for the annual Cliff Lovin Scholarship for a geography or engineering student attending school in the State of Ohio.  Woolpert generously established this scholarship to support the geospatial industry by helping students in furthering their education in the field.

The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student with a major in geography or engineering who is currently enrolled at an Ohio university.  Applications and an official transcript are due by September 3, 2019, and the recipient will be announced during the 2019 Ohio GIS Conference, September 23-25 in Columbus, Ohio.  For application information, please see the links below.

Cliff Lovin Scholarship Information

Cliff Lovin Scholarship Application


Event Registration is Open for Two of CEAO's Premier Conferences

Columbus, Ohio – The County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO) has opened registration for two premier conference events. The 2019 Ohio Bridge Conference will take place on August 20 and 21 at the Crowne Plaza North Columbus.  This two-day conference offers great networking opportunities and valuable connections with professionals in bridge engineering, design, and safety from all over Ohio. Sessions cover new technology and innovations, success stories and best practices. Discover state of the art products and demonstrations throughout the day at our vendor displays. 

The 2019 Ohio GIS Conference™ is also just around the corner beginning September 23 through the 25 in Columbus, Ohio.  This event grows year after year and is the largest gathering of GIS professionals in the midwest. Exhibit booths and sponsorship opportunities are available.  Don't miss this fantastic chance to increase your company's exposure to the best and brightest in GIS! Be sure to check out the program and register today!

Details and registration for both conferences are available here.


Ohio County Engineers Release 2019 Legislative Priorities

Ohio County Engineers Release 2019 Legislative Priorities

Columbus, Ohio – The County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO) released its 2019 Legislative Program on Friday, February 8 during their annual Engineers Conference at the Marriott Northwest. 

Doug Reinhart, PE, PS, Auglaize County Engineer, CEAO Legislative Committee Co-Chair; Brett Boothe, PE, PS, Gallia County Engineer, CEAO Legislative Committee Co-Chair and Dean C. Ringle, PE, PS, CEAO Executive Director presented the document and information to board members.  The brochure provides a glance at priority issues and the current transportation funding situation for Ohio's Counties. 

CEAO Legislative Program 2019

Transportation Funding Needs for Counties


Permissive License Fee Advisory Bulletin Issued

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.

View Report and Sample Resolution (click on Studies and Reports)