Jul 11

2024 ICEA Mid-Year Conference

Event Details

Ames, Iowa


Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
2100 Green Hills Dr.
Ames, Iowa 50014


July 11, 2024


Check-in at 7:45 am
Conference Begins at 8:00 a.m.

Event Contact
Keith Knapp
InTrans, Iowa LTAP


The Iowa County Engineers Association (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 Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)-Iowa Division staff.

Pre-Conference Golf Outing

A pre-conference golf outing will be held on July 10, 2024 at Veenker Golf Course in Ames. Dinner will also be served following the social/golf outing at the Veenker Shelter. This is a separate registration process, but the deadline for registration is also July 1.

Please click this link for more details and to sign up for any or all of the following: lunch before golf, golf outing, socializing/networking, and/or dinner. Also, note that assistants, technicians, other staff, and spouses are welcome to attend!

Just in case the link above doesn’t work, the address is here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080D4AACA623AAF94-49664293-icea.

For questions, please contact Niki Stinn, Iowa DOT, at niki.stinn@iowadot.us or 515-239-1064. (Voicemails will forward to her email, and she will return the call if she does not answer.)

Tentative Agenda

TimeEvent Details
7:40–8:00 a.m.Registration
8:00–8:15 a.m.Opening Remarks – Scott Marler, Director of Iowa DOT
8:15–8:25 a.m.Executive Board Update (State of the ICEA Address) – Brian Keierleber, Buchanan County
8:25–8:45 a.m.Service Bureau Update – Brian Moore, ICEA Service Bureau
8:45–9:15 a.m.Local Systems Update – Niki Stinn, Iowa DOT
9:15–9:45 a.m.Highway Research and SRRE Update – Lee Bjerke, ICEA Service Bureau
9:45–10:00 a.m.Grant Coordinator Update – Lindsay Schroeder, ICEA Service Bureau
10:00–10:15 a.m.Break
10:15–11:15 a.m.

Engineering Ethics – David Martini, P.E., F. NSPE, Bolton-Menk, Inc.

11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Local Securement, CDL Requirements/Endorsements, and County Hauling – Trooper Job Huisman, Commercial Motor Vehicle Unit, Iowa State Patrol
12:00–1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00–2:00 p.m.

Resilience and Stress Management – David Lorenzen, Iowa DOT

2:00–2:45 p.m.

Corps Permitting and Sacketts Update – Kirsten Brown, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

2:45–3:00 p.m.Open Discussion: Adjustments/Reponses to Legislation Impacting Secondary Road Funding
3:00 p.m.Adjourn

For More Information

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Keith Knapp at kknapp@iastate.edu or 515-294-8817.