WSACE 2015-16 Officers Installed

At the recently held WSACE meeting held in Leavenworth, WA, the leadership of the organization was passed on to newly installed President Owen Carter, President-elect Doug Bramlette, Secretary Tim Elsea, and the WSACE Board for the 2015-16 year.



Pictured above, left to right, are Mark Story (Whitman), NACE representative, Owen Carter (Snohomish), President, Doug Bramlette (Douglas), President-elect, Tim Elsea (Lewis), Secretary/Treasurer, Melissa Mcfadden (Mason), Western District Rep., Doug D’Hondt (Kittitas), Eastern District Rep., and Grant Morgan (Garfield), Immediate Past President.

WSACE Awards Handed Out

At the recently held Washington State Association of County Engineers annual conference the engineers of the year and project managers of the year awards were presented by Jay Weber, Executive Director of the County Road Administration Board.

Heath Henderson

Heath Henderson, Clark County Public Works Director, received the Urban Engineer of the Year Award.


Mike Collins

Mike Collins, Pacific County Engineer, received the Rural Engineer of the Year Award.

Matt Zybas

Matt Zybas, Snohomish County, received Program Manager of the Year Award

Brandon Hicks and Matt Unzelman

Brandon Hicks and Matt Unzelman, Thurston County, co-received the Project Manager of the Year Award.

Steve Hillesland

WSACE President Grant Morgan also recognized Steve Hillesland, CRAB Deputy Director for information technology, with the President’s Award for his significant contribution to counties.

Congratulations to Heath, Mike, Brandon,  Matt, and Steve for the recognition of their great work for Washington’s counties.


WSACE Annual Conference – Leavenworth, WA

The final details of the annual conference are coming together.  We’re expecting a strong turnout for the CRAB 50th year celebration at the reception at the Icicle Ridge Winery on Tuesday evening with many former CRAB and WSACE members participating.  The final conference schedule can be found here.

The reception and dinner are to be held at Icicle Ridge Winery’s Log Home Winery at 8977 North Road, Peshastin, WA.  Directions to the winery can be found here.

On behalf of President Grant Morgan, WSACE looks forward to seeing you next week in Leavenworth at the conference.