Stearns County Engineer Mitch Anderson received the 2010 Outstanding County Engineer of the Year Award from the Minnesota County Engineers Association (MCEA). This award was presented at the MCEA Annual Banquet held on January 18, 2011. Mr. Anderson received the award because he has been improving county roads and improving the quality of life for Stearns County’s residents since 1987.
Virgil Hawkins, P. E., Assistant County Engineer, Wright County, Minnesota has been selected as the 2009 Project/Program Manager of the Year by the National Association of County Engineers (NACE). Announcement of this honor and appropriate recognition of Mr. Hawkins was made at the Annual Management and Technical Conference recently concluded in Fort Worth TX on April 28, 2010. In receiving this award, his citation read “for the outstanding application of efficient and effective management principles and standards in the execution of projects/programs in your county”.