Programs & Committees



Annually NACE presents 3 awards: 
- Rural County Engineer of the Year
- Urban County Engineer of the Year
- Project / Program of the Year
These highest awards bestowed to deserving NACE members recognize road officials for their applications or management of efficient engineering management principles for the economic design, construction, maintenance and operation of public works facilities, roads, bridges or related projects.
The deadline to submit nominees to the Awards Committee is March 5th, 2020. 
View the Awards Site for guidelines, forms and past recipients.
Committees and Liaisons
NACE committees are instrumental in helping define our policies on the issues that are critical in your day-to-day operations to ensure efficient, safe county roads. Our expertise is requested by FHWA, Congress, NACo and other transportation partners to provide industry data, conduct surveys, prepare analyses, draft reports, and promote programs to benefit the public we serve.
We also sit on our various partners’ committees, task forces, and advisory boards addressing issues ranging from concrete and asphalt pavement to traffic safety to technology implementation.
By collaborating with government entities and other associations, NACE helps communicate our values regarding local roads' and bridges' safety, quality, sustainability, and cost effectiveness.