County Road Association of Michigan announces 2020 Engineer of the Year Awards
Centreville, Mich. – On Feb. 10, 2021, the County Road Association (CRA) of Michigan Engineering Committee presented the 2020 Engineering Awards at the annual County Engineers Workshop. Garrett Myland, PE, of St. Joseph County Road Commission (SJCRC), was named Rural Engineer of the Year.
“CRA’s Engineer of the Year Awards honor the best of the best in innovation at county road agencies,” Managing Director John Lindsey said. “Garrett has gone above and beyond in improving the county road network. His contributions have led us in the right direction as we continue to improve Michigan’s roads.”
Myland is the assistant manager/engineer at SJCRC and has a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University. He joined SJCRC as an intern in 2012, and he is known for managing the construction of SJCRC’s first rural roundabout.
The annual CRA Engineering Awards recognize county road agency engineers across the state in both rural and urban areas.
Pictured L-R: Vice Chairman Eric Shafer, Garrett Myland, Pictured L-R: Garrett Myland, Chairman Dave Allen
Commissioner Vince Mifsud, Chairman Dave Allen,
Commissioner Rodney Chupp, Commissioner Jack Coleman
Our meetings are now held open to the public with social distancing and masks required. We will also have our Polycom turned on for those that wish to call in and participate in the meeting. The number to call is 269-408-4128 and enter bridge code 012063#. We will have the Polycom turned on and muted 10 minutes prior to meeting start time. Agenda to be posted March 1.
- Please note that all roads that start with an “M”, “U” or “S” are state maintained highways and we do not have jurisdiction over these roads. Please contact MDOT garage in Jones at 269-244-5808 if you need to report issues with these roads.
About St. Joseph County Road Commission, Centreville, Michigan
St. Joseph County has approximately 521 square miles with a population of 62,000 people. Within St. Joseph County public road system there are 828 miles of paved roads and 195 miles that are graveled. The St. Joseph County Road Commission has the responsibility for the construction and maintenance of all 1023 miles of these public roads and the 97 bridges located within the road system. The county is approximately 24 miles wide by 22 miles deep with the headquarters situated in the middle of the county in Centreville. At the direction of the townships, the Road Commission also constructs and improves county local roads.
Major trunk lines, maintained by MDOT, include: US-12, M-60, M-66, M-86, M-103, M-216 and US-131.
The work of the St. Joseph County Road Commission includes not only snow removal and road repair, but also the upgrading and building of new and existing roads to current standards.