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, counties own and maintain 46% of the nation’s roads and 40% of the nation’s bridges, making them the single largest stakeholder in local road and bridge construction, rehabilitation, expansion and maintenance. NACE advocates to federal officials and lawmakers the importance of funding these county-owned assets.
Our members rely on NACE for information and awareness on the latest innovations in engineering technology, best practices, management systems, and software.

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

Our 4 Primary Goals 

  • Advance county engineering and management by providing a forum for the 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 100-120 exhibitors.
Find conference information at NACE 2020.

Check out more of What We Do.
Leadership & Administration



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