The County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO) has honored Madison County Engineer David P. Brand, P.E., P.S., as Engineer of the Year for 2008. This award is CEAO’s highest form of recognition and is given to the Ohio county engineer who has made the largest contribution in the area of county engineering over the last year.
The association is comprised of all 88 elected county engineers in the state and strives to raise the technical and non-technical standards of service rendered to the general public.
In recognizing Brand, the group singled out his work as co-chairman of the Drainage and Environmental Committee, his efforts over the past three months to find salt for Ohio counties in need this winter, and his work on behalf the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) against changes to the Clean Water Act. This effort resulted in Brand testifying against a proposed bill in front of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this past April in Washington, D.C. The bill, while sponsored by the majority, failed to make it out of committee.
“With the help on my staff,” Brand said, “I was fortunate enough to make a positive impact over the last year in a number of ways, both inside Madison County and far reaching.
“Anytime those tasks are recognized by your peers, it reinforces that those efforts are not in vain. It keeps you energized.”
In addition to these activities, Brand serves on the board of directors for NACE, the Transportation Steering Committee of NACo, and is president of the London Rotary Club. Brand is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and has over 20 years of experience in public and private engineering and construction.
He was first elected Madison County engineer in November 2000 and resides in London with his wife, Julie, and children, Andrew and Sophie.