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A Note on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Upcoming CEAO Conferences and Events


A Note on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Upcoming CEAO Conferences and Events

The safety and wellbeing of all of our conference participants is our utmost priority. 

CEAO is closely monitoring the ongoing developments surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and will adjust our CEAO conference schedule(s) and safety protocols, as needed, following guidance from Governor DeWine’s office, the CDC and other public health officials.

As of today, future CEAO conferences will be moving forward as planned. Please watch for more details regarding registration and program information which will be listed under each respective conference on the CEAO website.

If you do not feel well, have been in contact with individuals diagnosed with coronavirus or are experiencing coronavirus symptoms, please do not travel.

Stay healthy and be safe.  We are in this together.  See you soon!


Governor Announces New Health Orders Signed 5/29

May 29, 2020 - (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that the following orders have been signed by Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH:

Director’s Updated and Revised Order for Business Guidance and Social Distancing


CEAO Accepting Scholarship Applications for Ohio College Students in Civil Engineering and/or Surveying programs

Applications Due June 12, 2020

The County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO) Board of Directors has established a scholarship program for Civil Engineering and/or Surveying students attending school in the State of Ohio. The intent of the Board is to increase awareness of the County Engineering profession and to encourage students and current county employees to become registered both as a Professional Engineer and as a Professional Surveyor.

Scholarships will be awarded to Civil Engineering and Surveying students at the Junior and Senior level of a Bachelors program and to current county employees who are interested in working toward their dual registration. Applications should be submitted directly to the CEAO office; selections will be made by the CEAO Scholarship Committee.

Completed applications are due by June 12, 2020. Applications and copies of transcripts should be mailed to the CEAO office.

 Scholarship Application Form (.pdf)  

 Scholarship Application Form (Microsoft Word .doc) 


Responsible Restart Ohio Announced by Governor Mike DeWine 

May 18, 2020

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today made several major announcements regarding Ohio's plan to responsibly restart Ohio's economy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. News Releases

Responsible RestartOhio is about protecting the health of employees, customers, and their families; supporting community efforts to control the spread of the virus; and, leading in responsibly getting Ohio back to work.

Responsible Protocols

Continued Business Closures


Ohio County Engineers and Staff Awarded State Recognitions, Install New Officers

Ohio County Engineers and Staff Awarded State Recognitions, Install New Officers

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 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


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)