Annual ICEA Mid-Year Conference


The ICEA Mid-Year Conference is held every July in Ames, Iowa. It is an opportunity for county engineers and their staff to gather information about subjects and activities that can improve their efficiency and effectiveness.

Who Should Attend?

Attendance at this event is limited to Iowa Secondary Roads Department staff and related personnel, along with related Iowa DOT and FHWA-Iowa Division staff.

Pre-conference Golf Outing

A pre-conference golf outing will be held July 11 at Veenker Golf Course in Ames.

This is a separate registration process. Please click here to sign up for the lunch before golf, the golf outing, and the BBQ dinner. Registration for the golf outing is required by June 30, 2018.

For questions, contact Eric Cowles, Iowa DOT, at or 515-239-1064.

Tentative Agenda

7:45 a.m.
Registration – Coffee and Rolls

8:15 a.m.
Executive Board Update (State of the ICEA Address)
Jon Burgstrum, Scott County

8:25 a.m
Service Bureau Update
Dan Waid, Iowa County Engineers Service Bureau

8:40 a.m.
New Fuels, Modern Engineers, and Emissions
Mark Aman, Loren Gerleman, and Ross Knoblach, Agriland FS, Inc.

9:10 a.m.
Drone Use by Counties
Greg Parker, Johnson County, and Shelby Eick, Tama County

9:50 a.m.
Long Span Precast Box Culverts: Lessons Learned and What to Think About for Your Next Project
Bill Adams and Jim Grothaus, P.E., Hancock Concrete

10:10 a.m.

10:25 a.m.
Liability Reduction Methods for County Agencies
Skylar Limkemann, Scheldrup Blades Law Firm, Inc.

11:10 a.m.
Emotional Intelligence for Workplace Success
Stephanie Salasek

12:00 p.m.

1:15 p.m.
Swap Update
Nicole Fox, Iowa DOT

2:15 p.m.
Secondary Roads Research Engineer Update
Brian Moore, ICEA Service Bureau

2:30 p.m.
Local Systems Update
Eric Cowles, Iowa DOT

2:45 p.m.
LTAP Update
Keith Knapp, Iowa LTAP

3:00 p.m.

For More Information

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Keith Knapp at 515-294-8817 or