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. Sponsorship opportunities are still available to enhance your firm's exposure. Attendee registration is still available through the County Commissioners Association site.
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!
December 4-6, 2019
Wednesday - Friday **PATTERN CHANGE**
March 10-11, 2020
Crowne Plaza North
Columbus Dispatch --Columbus, OH --As morning commuters passed overhead, Maxwell Faulkner donned his scuba gear and slipped into Blacklick Creek to check underwater sections of an East Side bridge for any signs of deterioration. Across town, at about the same time, David Dibling, assistant Franklin County bridge engineer, was climbing through an access door more than 100 feet above Lane Avenue on the Ohio State University campus to inspect cables supporting the bridge that carries traffic and pedestrians over the Olentangy River. It’s the midyear point for the Franklin County Engineer’s office’s annual bridge-inspection program. On any given day, people such as Faulkner and Dibling are hard at work down low and up high to ensure that structures around the county are safe for vehicles and people.
With bodies of water like Big Creek and the Grand and Chagrin rivers running through Lake County, motorists and pedestrians alike depend on many bridges. The (Lake) county’s engineering department is responsible for 304 bridges, roughly one-third of the total amount with the remaining bridges falling under Ohio Department of Transportation, local municipalities and private railroad lines. “If it’s over a body of water and it’s in (Lake) County then it’s our responsibility,” County Engineer Jim Gills explained the distinction.
XENIA — Greene County officially has its first female county engineer.
Thursday’s appointment by the Republican Central Committee makes Stephanie Goff, P.E., P.S., the only current female county-wide elected official in Greene County. Goff’s new title also makes her one of three female county engineers in the state.
“The vote was unanimous to appoint Stephanie Goff to the position of Greene County Engineer,” Jan Basham, central committee chair, said. “She is an asset to the county with her experience and skill set … [and] will serve Greene County well.”
The last increase in the state gas tax was 2005. “I want to say it’s much appreciated because our costs have gone up since the last increase,” said county Engineer Bert Dawson. “It’s more of a catch up.”
Bob Geyer said he made one promise when he was elected as the Greene County engineer in 1996. “I will leave the county in better shape than I found it. And I think I accomplished that,” said Geyer. He announced this week that he will retire in May.