About NACE


The Voice of County Road Officials

The National Association of County Engineers is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional association in our 7th decade. We're the voice America depends on for safe, efficient county roads and bridges. Nationwide, local roads account for about 75% of our highways and roads, and over 231,000 bridges are owned by counties.

Our members are nearly 2,000 county engineers, road managers and related professionals in the US and Canada.

Who We Represent  
  • County / parish engineers
  • Highway superintendents
  • Transportation directors
  • Road supervisors
  • Public works directors
  • Highway administrators
  • Road operations managers
  • And more!

Our 4 Primary Goals 

  • Advance county engineering and management by  providing a forum for exchange of ideas and   information aimed at improving service to the public.
  • Influence national legislation affecting county transportation / public works departments.
  • Foster and stimulate the growth of individual   state organizations.
  • Improve relations and the spirit of cooperation among county engineers and related agencies.
Read on for Membership Benefits and categories.
What We Do​
Advocate in Washington
NACE is instrumental in getting the "county road" view into many federal initiatives. We were successful with MAP-21's (transportation bill reauthorization) streamlining enactment and off-system bridge program preservation. We're partnering with FHWA on Every Day Counts, Toward Zero Deaths and High Risk Rural Roads initiatives. 
Educate County Engineers
We hold the Largest Event of County Infrastructure Professionals, attracting around 400 delegates and between 100-140 exhibitors.
Find conference information at NACE 2019.

Check out more of What We Do.
Leadership & Administration



Contact [email protected] or 202-393-5041 with any questions.