Annual Meeting 2017

Paul Gruner Awarded 
2016 Urban County Engineer of the Year

The National Association of County Engineers (NACE) awarded Paul W. Gruner, P.E, P.S., the 2016 Urban County Engineer of the Year during its 2017 Annual Conference held April 9-13 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Paul has served as Montgomery County Engineer, Ohio, since 2011. He is responsible for 520 bridges and 316 miles of public roads.

“Paul is an outstanding urban engineer with the benefits of service in both the public and private sectors,” said Brian Roberts, P.E., NACE Executive Director. “This experience contributed to his successful leadership in helping to form a statewide funding coalition for infrastructure. He co-chaired the Montgomery County campaign for the state capital improvement program, which generated $175 million dollars for 5 years, followed by $200 million for the next 5 years. The citizens of Montgomery County are fortunate to have Paul oversee their local roadways.”

Under Paul’s leadership, his department has completed many successful projects, including: widening of the “gap” project at Austin Boulevard to 5 lanes from 2; widening of the 5 miles of North Dixie Drive to 5 lanes and sidewalks; replacement of the Ridge Avenue bridge; and the $2.5 million intersection improvement at Clyo and Spring Valley Roads. Design is complete for the Keowee Street bridge and the aesthetic design phase for the Peace bridge is being finalized to commemorate Dayton’s history.

For 2006-2010, Paul was Senior Vice President with Gresham, Smith & Partners. He was a Partner/Vice President with Woolpert, Inc., for 1979-2006; and Chief Deputy Engineer with Montgomery County, 1973-1979.

Paul has been active in NACE for 5 years and is currently First Vice President of the Ohio affiliate, the County Engineers Association of Ohio. He recently served as President of the ARTBA (American Road and Transportation Builders Association) Transportation Officials Division.

Past Ohio Recipients

Delaware County Engineer Chris Bauserman, Auglaize County
Engineer Doug Rinehart, Montgomery County Engineer Paul Gruner,
and Franklin County Engineer Dean Ringle.

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