2016 WSACE Annual Conference – Okanogan County

June 20-22, 2016

The WSACE annual conference will be held at Sun Mountain Lodge just outside of Winthrop, Washington, in Okanogan County.  The conference is starting earlier in the week, starting on Monday, in order to hold it at Sun Mountain Lodge.

There will be optional golf at the Bear Creek Golf Course starting at 11am on Monday followed by a welcome reception at the golf course starting at 4:30pm with a barbecue following.

The annual awards banquet will be held on Tuesday evening and the conference will end after lunch on Wednesday. A draft agenda can be found here.

Please make reservations at Sun Mountain Lodge by contacting them at http://www.sunmountainlodge.com or by calling 800.572.0493.
Conference registration can be found here.

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.


Washington State Association of County Engineers