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Scott Davis receives NACE Safety Award

Thurston County Traffic Engineer and Operations Manager, Scott Davis, P.E., was awarded the David P. Brand Safety Award by the National Association of County Engineers at its annual meeting on April 25th in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

The award is named after David Brand, former Madison County, Ohio, county engineer who passed away in 2015.  Scott Davis is the second engineer to receive the award.  David Brand was posthumously given the safety award in 2017.

Scott was nominated for the award by his home county, and by the Washington State Association of County Engineers.  The association President, Melissa McFadden, said she is proud to have a such a dedicated professional as Scott in our state organization.

The Thurston County Board of Commissioners also expressed their support for the award nomination stating that Scott Davis “is a locally and nationally recognized champion for local road safety.  Through his 21 years of leadership and commitment to transportation safety in Thurston County, our community has experienced visable and quantifiable safety improvements on area roads”.

Scott is active at both the local, state, and national level.  He is an active participant in the Thurston Regional Planning Council, participates in the Safe Kids Thurston County Coalition, and the Youth Pedestrian Safety Environment Task Force.

At the state level Scott has worked with the Washington State Department of Transportation Local Technical Assistance Program providing training and support for local road safety plans.  Scott has been an instrumental part of the development of the systemic safety approach to identifying road safety improvements in Washington.

At the national level Scott has worked with the Federal Highway Administration, the Transportation Research Board, the American Association of State Transportation Officials, the American Public Works Association, and the National Association of Counties serving on various committees supporting rural road safety.

Congratulations to Scott Davis for receiving this well-deserved recognition for his continuing efforts to make Thurston County’s roads, as well as county roads across the nation, safer for everyone.