Spring 2018 OACES Conference Recap

More than 80 current and lifetime OACES members met recently for the Spring 2018 OACES Conference. The conference, held at Sunriver, provided three days for Road Officials, Engineers, and Surveyors to meet, discuss current trends and best practices, and hear from area experts in their fields. Tammy Baney, Deschutes County Commissioner and Chair of the Oregon Transportation Council was the keynote speaker. She discussed the passage of HB 2017, “Keep Oregon Moving”, and the new opportunities it presented to counties for transportation funding.

Tammy Baney

Deschutes County Commissioner
Tammy Baney

Tammy Baney
Tammy Baney
Tammy Baney

The Road Officials and Engineers heard from representatives on topics ranging from Fleet Management options, the Emergency Relief Program, ATV Access on Highways and Local Roads, Workplace Conflict Resolution, Public Records Law Overview and Updates, and much more. In addition, groups broke out to discuss their current process and opportunities with Local Access Roads and Gravel Road Maintenance.

Tammy Baney
Tammy Baney

Don Newell, Marion County, discusses his use of GPS Insight for Fleet Maintenance

Tammy Baney

Chris Doty, Deschutes County, leads the Local Access Roads discussion

Tammy Baney
Tammy Baney

Gravel Road Maintenance discussion

Tammy Baney

Nathaniel Price, Federal Highway Administration

Tammy Baney
Tammy Baney

Ian Caldwell, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
speaking on AT V Access on Highways and Local Roads

Jason Hatfield, Wheeler County Surveyor, kicked off the conference for Surveyors with a presentation on a Dependent Resurvey in Wheeler County. Additional presentations included Relinquishments and Dedications, Right of Way Retracement, and a special presentation from Oregon Institute of Technology highlighting the NSPS National Geomatics Student Competition winners from OIT, as well as GIS Analysis in Support of Community Wellness and more.

Tammy Baney

Jason Hatfield
Wheeler County Surveyor

Tammy Baney
Tammy Baney
Tammy Baney

NSPS National Geomatics Competition winners from Oregon Institute of Technology

Tammy Baney
Tammy Baney

Burke O’Brien, longtime Morrow County Public Works Director and OACES member, now recently retired, was honored for his many years of service with a plaque of appreciation and being voted into OACES as a Lifetime Member. The members were very appreciative of the service and dedication Burke has provided and look forward to his continued leadership in the years to come.

Tammy Baney

Burke being presented his achievement award

Tammy Baney

Burke O’Brien

Tammy Baney

OACES Board and Burke O’Brien

OACES will hold its Fall Conference in October and look forward to electing new officers and gaining more information from its members. The next regular scheduled OACES meeting will be held on September 20 at the Marion County Public Works Department in Salem.

Tammy Baney
Tammy Baney
Tammy Baney
Tammy Baney
2018-10-17T12:00:15+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Categories: CRP News, OACES Newsletter|