Secondary Roads

The National Association of County Engineers (NACE) awarded Johnson County Engineer Greg Parker, P.E., the 2024 Urban County Engineer of the Year Award during its Annual Conference earlier this month. Parker has served as Johnson County Engineer since 2005.

“We are very proud of Greg Parker, and very pleased that NACE chose to honor him with this prestigious national award,” said Rod Sullivan, Chairperson of the Board of Supervisors. “Johnson County has always taken great pride in our roads, and we are lucky to have someone of Greg’s caliber running the show. “

Greg Parker and the Johnson County Secondary Roads Department are responsible for 950 miles of county highways and 213 bridges and infrastructure they contain. As the department director, Greg oversees construction and year-round maintenance with 50 employees.

“Greg has exemplified the very best of our association for many years, I can think of no more deserving candidate to receive this honor,” said Stephen McCall, P.E., P.S., NACE President and Champaign County, Ohio, County Engineer. “Greg’s forty-year career has earned him a well-deserved reputation of being a national authority on pavement reconstruction. Additionally, his stewardship of the Mehaffey Bridge replacement is a testament to his leadership and expertise he has exhibited throughout his career”.

In its 68th year, NACE is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional association representing over 3,000 county engineers, public works directors, highway commissioners, road managers, and related professionals in the United States and Canada.