Annual Meeting 2017

David P. Brand First Recipient 
NACE David P. Brand Safety Award

 

L-R: NACE President Brian Stacy, Julie Brand & Awards Committee Chair Richard Spraggins.

 

With local road safety in the forefront of our mission, NACE is pleased to announce that David P. Brand is the first recipient of the David P. Brand Safety Award. The award was presented at the NACE annual banquet on April 12 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Chris Bauserman, Delaware County Engineer, Ohio, a longtime peer and friend of Dave’s presented the award to Dave’s widow, Julie Brand. Dave's daughter and son, Sophie and Andrew, also attended the event.

“Dave was NACE’s “go-to” guy on all things related to local road safety,” commented Chris. “He knew the FHWA Safety staff personally, and, though always respectful, he was sometimes a thorn in their side. 

"When FHWA began to cite statistics on decreasing fatalities on our nation’s highways, Dave repeatedly reminded them that fatalities were increasing on our local roads.

“I am convinced that the current and previous Federal Highway legislation’s pertaining to local road safety programs were influenced by Dave Brand’s tireless advocacy. Dave’s legacy is a life that inspires each of us to be passionate about our work and about life.”

Throughout his career, Dave, Madison County Engineer, Ohio, was a champion of local road safety. He was the chair of the NACo Highway/Highway Safety Subcommittee, which was significant in that he led, as a County Engineer, a committee comprised primarily of County Commissioners.

Dave was recognized by FHWA Deputy Administrator Greg Nadeau for his work on the Every Day Counts (ECD) initiative during the 2013 NACE Annual Banquet.

Dave was recognized by FHWA Deputy Administrator Greg Nadeau for his work on the Every Day Counts (ECD) initiative during the 2013 NACE Annual Banquet. Brand was commended for his success on the Safety Edge program, for which he led the 3 year process involving federal, state and local stakeholders.

Dave had represented NACE on numerous national roadway safety initiatives, including the Center for Excellence in Rural Safety (CERS), the National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA) Roadway Safety Working Group, the Every Day Counts (EDC) Safety Edge Team, Toward Zero Deaths (TZD), and the National Center for Rural Road Safety.

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David Brand - Safety Award First Recipient 

Paul Gruner - Urban County Engineer of the Year

Richard West - Rural County Engineer of the Year

Darin Mielke - Project Manager of the Year

Thank NACE 2017 Sponsors

Brian Keierleber - Your New NACE President

Farewell from President Brian Stacy

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