By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor, ARTBA

ARTBA Transportation Officials Division (TOD) President Carl Schoedel April 25 was named the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) “Urban County Engineer of the Year.” The prestigious award recognizes “the application of efficient engineering management principles and standards for the economic design, construction, maintenance and operation of public works facilities, in counties with a population greater than 100,000.” The award was presented during NACE’s annual convention in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

Schoedel is the Kane County, Illinois, county engineer and director of transportation. He has been an outstanding leader of ARTBA TOD and is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. In Kane County, he manages a significant capital improvement program in a high-growth metropolitan area, awarding more than $315 million in construction contracts since his appointment as county engineer in 2003. He has also received numerous awards in recent years from the American Public Works Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers.