December 2017

Thank YOU NACE Members for a Successful 2017!

 By Brian Keierleber, PE
       NACE President

Happy Holidays!

Thanks to YOU, this year NACE has made great strides serving as the Voice of County Road Officials for safe, efficient local roads and bridges. If you missed any of our success stories in past NACE News issues, we’d like to share a few highlights.

The NACE-initiated Local Public Agency (LPA) Stakeholder Partnering in the Every Day Counts (EDC) program is being successfully implemented in additional states. More recently, in June Michigan implemented their charter. (LINK) This venue enables Counties and other locals to have a seat at the table with their state and federal colleagues in addressing the complexities of the Federal-aid program.

NACE is a Safe System Innovation grant recipient for our initiative in Advancing Local Road Safety Practices with State DOTs. The grant was awarded through the Road To Zero Coalition. Specifically, we’re evaluating local road fatality data and identifying 5 key states to facilitate a gathering of stakeholders. The goal is to improve collaboration between the state and local agencies and ultimately change the behaviors on how states support locals.

Our new NACE Website,, has been active for 1 year, allowing you more self-service features including live membership data and a Membership Directory at your fingertips. Our improved web presence is responsive—meaning you have access on your phone and tablet, in addition to laptop and desktop.

A BIG, special thanks to the County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO) for hosting a fantastic Annual NACE Conference! They went above and beyond for our technical program, technical tours, guest tours, and let’s not forget Sip ‘n Swim with the Sharks at the aquarium!

NACE continues to be a leader of the national Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) safety initiative. We were one of the first non-state stakeholder organizations to implement TZD.

Further, NACE is a founding partner of the Road to Zero coalition, which just celebrated our first anniversary. Having the US DOT and FHWA onboard is a game changer.  This is to date the largest, most diverse group.

Soon you’ll be hearing about our newly created Local Road Safety Foundation, who’s vision is a local road network free of fatalities. We are currently developing a Local Road Safety Certificate program to be offered through the foundation.

NACE leadership completed a 3-year Strategic Plan with many exciting opportunities ahead. One priority elements of the plan is to evaluate the development of a County Engineering 101 curriculum.

As always, we appreciate your involvement in NACE. Please consider a spot on one of our committees if you’d like to help steer our future!

Merry Christmas and a Safe, Healthy New Year!

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