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The National Association of County Engineers (NACE) awarded Pierce County, Washington County Engineer Brian Stacy, P.E, the 2018 Urban County Engineer of the Year award during its Annual Conference held April 14-18 in Wichita, Kansas. Stacy has served as Pierce County Engineer since 2004 and began his service in Pierce County in 1990.

“Brian has exemplified the very best of our association for many years, I can think of no more deserving candidate to receive this honor.,” said Tim Hens, P.E., NACE President and Genesee County, New York Highway Superintendent. “Brian’s work both at home and nationally over three decades has earned him a national reputation for his expertise in the areas such as life cycle asset management and pavement preservation, to name a few.”

Under Stacy’s leadership, Pierce County has completed many successful projects, including the 176th Street Corridor widening and reconstructing, and the Wollochet Drive project. Additionally, he has been instrumental in the development and implementation of the Canyon Road Extension which creates a direct link between Pierce County’s two major manufacturing industry centers.

Stacy has served as a NACE member for over fifteen years, serving as President in 2016-2017.  Additionally, he has served on numerous Washington State Association of County Engineers committees and task forces, serving as President in 2009-2010.  In 2017, he was named Washington State Urban County Engineer of the year and has served as Chairman of the County Road Administration Board since 2017.

In its 63rd year, NACE is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional association representing over 2,400 county engineers, public works directors, highway commissioners, road managers, and related professionals in the U.S. and Canada. In the U.S., local roads account for about 75% of highways and roads, or 2.93 million miles. Counties manage 1.74 million miles of those roads while cities and townships account for another 1.19 million miles. Counties also own 231,000 bridges and operate one-third of the nation’s transit systems.