The Spring 2019 Conference for the Oregon Association of County Engineers and Surveyors (OACES),
held May 20 – 22 in Hood River County, welcomed more than 76 Engineers, Road Officials, and County and professional Surveyors. and provided outstanding opportunities to discuss and learn best practices, hear from the President of the National Association of County Engineers on Federal Policy, learn about judicial precedent on Land Surveying ruled on by the Oregon Supreme Court, and look at the changing workforce and how to adapt practices to meet department challenges.
During the Business Meeting, both Chuck Gibbs, Linn County Surveyor and Mike Berry, Deschutes County Surveyor were honored for their many contributions to OACES and given Lifetime Membership status as they both retire this Summer.
Chuck Gibbs has worked for Linn County for 25 years, serving as County Surveyor since 2003. In 2008, the OACES members recognized him as the Surveyor of the Year. In addition, in 2010, he served as the OACES President, after serving on the OACES board as a member, as Secretary-Treasurer and Board Vice President.
Mike Berry, know for his Hawaiian shirts at OACES Conferences, has worked for Deschutes County for 28 years.. In 2010, Mike was awarded the Surveyor of the Year by his fellow OACES members. In addition, in 2016, he served as the OACES President, after serving on the OACES board as a member, as Secretary-Treasurer and Board Vice President.
The OACES Board and County Road Program staff want to thank all those that were able to attend and extend an invitation to join us October 21 – 22 at the Hampton Inn near the Old Mill District in Bend. New OACES officers will be elected and additional topics for both Road Officials and Surveyors will be presented.
To assist us in making the conference productive for all OACES members, we’d like to invite you to take a short survey on the Spring 2019 OACES Conference and let us know what you’d like to see or have at future conferences. Click on the link below to access the survey.