Partnership Agreement - NCPP and NACE

National Center for Pavement Preservation
&
National Association of County Engineers
Cooperative Agreement

Purpose

The National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP) and the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) agree to work together to promote pavement preservation of local roads of the nation's county government agencies and the public we serve.

Goals and Objectives

Ensure effective communications between NCPP and NACE at all levels. Promote communication to and education of NACE members on pavement preservation. This would be accomplished through the NACE 30 state affiliates and with the regional pavement preservation partnerships (PPP).

Actions

  • Encourage joint activities supporting pavement preservation programs at national and regional meetings.
  • NACE will nominate a representative to the Advisory Board of the NCPP.
  • The NCPP Executive Director will be the liaison to NACE, provide periodic reports to the NACE Board of Directors and serve as a liaison on the NACE Pavement Preservation Working Group.
  • NACE provides a member on the Pavement Preservation Expert Task Group (PPETG) and will encourage Counties to become actively involved in the regional PPP to share PP techniques and experiences with industry leaders from private sector and public agencies.
  • Work together nationally on common legislative positions in future transportation reauthorizations or regulatory positions developed from SAFETEA-LU.
  • Work collectively to modify the Regional PPP agency fee structure to encourage more county agency participation.
  • Market the NCPP pavement preservation library to local governments.
  • Encourage counties to become actively involved in the Pooled Fund partnerships such as the Midwest PPP to which NACE sends a representative. Other partnerships are also being formed and are all tied to NCPP (i.e. Northeast PPP, Southeast PPP, Western PPP, Rocky Mountain PPP, and SCal PPP). Educate and encourage involvement of NACE members in the Pooled fund program and NCHRP research programs. Work collectively to modify the Regional PPP agency fee structure to encourage more county agency participation.
  • Explore the mutual development of new and existing technical publications and training materials, which expand the knowledge and professionalism on pavement preservation. One item is a model pavement preservation program. NCPP would develop a short course or workshop (less than one day) for local agencies which could be offered at future NACE and NACE state affiliate meetings. Involvement of the National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA) and its LTAP/TTAP centers in every state could then take this course/workshop to state associations of county engineers and road professionals.

This agreement shall remain in effect until terminated by either party through written notice to the other party.

 

 Larry Galehouse, Executive Director NCPP                                       Hiene H. Junge, President NACE

April 22, 2007