Clinton County Engineer Todd Kinney was installed as 2019-2020 Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) at its annual meeting and technical conference. Kinney’s term will run through April 2020.
NACE is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional association in its 62nd year, representing more than 2,400 county road officials and related professionals in the U.S. and Canada.
“I am honored to serve the nation’s county road professionals,” said Kinney. “I look forward to working with my colleagues across the country as we engage Congress and the administration to ensure county transportation infrastructure is addressed within federal policy. Our national economy depends on a sound and safe infrastructure network, with counties owning and operating more miles than any other government entity.”
Kinney has served as Clinton County engineer since 2001. He was recognized as the 2015 Rural County Engineer of the Year by NACE.
In the U.S., local roads account for about 75% of highways and roads, or 2.93 million miles. Counties manage 1.74 million miles of those roads. Counties also own 231,000 bridges and operate one-third of the nation’s transit systems.