Public Works Director Appointed to National Position
Source: Public Works Department
Santa Barbara County Public Works Director Scott McGolpin was installed as 2018-2019 Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) at their recent annual meeting and technical conference. McGolpin’s term will run through April of 2019.
NACE is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional association in its 62nd year, representing over 2,400 county road officials and related professionals in the U.S. and Canada. 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.
“I am honored to serve the nation’s county road professionals,” said McGolpin. “County road maintenance is like a stool standing on the legs of local, state, and federal funding. Our Board has ensured future local funding through their 18% deferred maintenance plan. I have worked at the state level for California funding through SB1. I look forward to working now with my colleagues across the country as we engage Congress and the administration to ensure adequate federal funding for county transportation infrastructure maintenance.”