County Engineers Workshop

Michigan CEW


February 8-10, 2022   |   Bellaire, Michigan


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County Engineers Workshop

 

The Michigan County Engineers' Workshop (CEW) is a workshop open to engineers, engineering consultants, public agencies, and County Road Association of Michigan associate members. At CEW, industry experts and peers present innovative ways to build, manage, and maintain roads and bridges. CEW provides an opportunity to learn about the latest research and legislation affecting the construction and maintenance of county roads and city streets. Participants will also learn about equipment, products, and services that are relevant to the needs of county and city road agencies.
 

CEW is a conference of the County Road Association of Michigan. It is hosted each year by the Center for Technology & Training (CTT), home of Michigan's Local Technical Assistance Program. For more information on the program and for registration information, please explore the tabs, above, on ctt.mtu.edu/cew.

 

Mark you calendar for 2022 C E W

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REGISTRATION FOR CEW

Join us for the 2022 County Engineers' Workshop (CEW)! Registration for the 2022 CEW will open in November/December 2021. The event flyer (available when registration opens) will list presentations, speakers, and location details for CEW.

The registration fee includes:

  • Access to all technical sessions and networking opportunities (on-site or virtual)
  • Event handouts and other materials (hard copy or digital)
  • Food and refreshments for meals and breaks listed in the agenda for that day (if applicable; depending on participation mode)

For on-site participatioin, registration does not include accommodations although the event flyer will contain details on accommodations that are available for participants; also, please notify us in advance if you have special dietary needs. NOTE: Michigan Tech reserves the right to use any screen captures, audio recordings, or pictures taken during this event for advertising and/or instructional purposes.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY: No-shows and cancellations within three business days prior to the workshop or conference will be charged the full registration fee. Substitutions will be accepted.

 

Questions? E-mail ctt@mtu.edu or call (906) 487-2102.

 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

The Michigan County Engineers' Workshop counts for instructional hours for continuing education for professional engineers. The number of hours is noted in the conference flyer. The CTT's continuing education policy is available at ctt.mtu.edu/continuingeducation.

 


 

  

2019 County Engineers Workshop Mark Your Calendar

 

PRESENTATIONS AT THE 2021 CEW

 

PRESENTATIONS - Day 1

1. Keynote Address: Welcome from CRA of Michigan President
Richard Timmer—County Road Association of Michigan

2. TAP Funding & Partnering with Agencies for New Funding Sources
Michele Ford, PE—Washetenaw CRC
Roy Townsend, PE—Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation

3.  Success with MDOT Safety Funding: What Should Agencies Do?
Pamela Blazo, PE—Michigan Department of Transportation

4. Culvert Inspection Program & Replacement Project Case Studies
Aaron Berkholz, PE—Washtenaw CRC
James Hui—Washtenaw CRC
Samuel Leatch—Wightman

5. From the MDOT Director's Desk
Paul Ajegba, PE—Michigan Department of Transportation

 

PRESENTATIONS - Day 2

6. Sanford & Edenville Dam Flooding Failure & Restoration Efforts
Jonathan Myers, PE—Midland CRC
Dave Pettersch—Gladwin CRC
Kimberly Zimmer, PE—Michigan Department of Transportation

7.  Latest News from MDOT Local Agency Program
Tracie Leix, PE—Michigan Department of Transportation

8. How the Michigan LTAP Serves Local Agencies
Tim Colling, PE—Center for Technology & Training

9. Presentation Skills: Effective PowerPoint Slides & Remote Meetings
Emily Kizer—Washtenaw CRC

 

Each year, we try to provide you with the most innovative and timely topics related to technology, training, and technical assistance. If you are presenting for us during this year's presentation, here are a few helpful tips:

  • Create an outline for your presentation. Make sure you have a clear central idea and three to four audience take-aways. This will help you create a presentation that is easy for your audience to follow.
  • Keep points simple and succinct. You're an expert, but there are many people in the audience that are new to this information.
  • Use large type, standard fonts, and strong contrast on your slides. This will guarantee that your audience will see what's most important.
  • Use simplified charts and graphs instead of tables. The finer details work best for printable charts, graphs, and tables. When you omit these details from your slides, don't worry: you can still talk about them if you feel that some of those details were helpful for context.
  • Use images where possible. And, remember: any words on your slide should not be repeating the words you are saying; otherwise, you and your slides will be redundant.
  • Use video only if it is the best or only way to communicate your point. Be sure to clip videos to the most salient sections. Your audience is there to hear you!

Please feel free to contact us at ctt@mtu.edu if you need assistance in constructing your presentation. We will be happy to help you!

 

Do you know a person who is knowledgeable about an innovative technology or a timely training topic? Do you know something about a technology or technique that you think would help your peers? Please take a moment to suggest a person you know or yourself as a potential speaker at one of our upcoming conferences using the form below. 

 

Speaker Suggestion Form

NOTE: We greatly value your input; however, we may not be able to incorporate every suggestion we receive.
NOTE: We greatly value your suggestions for topics that provide training and technical assistance; however, please be aware that we cannot use marketing/sales topics for our conference presentations.
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The links below contain the conference brochure and presenter slideshows for previous years of the County Engineers' Workshop.

For events that took place before 2012, you'll be redirected to the Michigan LTAP website.

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