ODOT District 11 Deputy Director recognized by CEAO at Winter Conference
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, December 19, 2012) – On Monday, December 10th, ODOT District 11 Deputy Director Lloyd MacAdam was named a “Friend of the CEAO” at the County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) and County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO) Winter Conference in Columbus.
MacAdam was recognized for his assistance in developing the statewide model Road Use Maintenance Agreement (RUMA) to protect and preserve local road and bridge systems. The CEAO board of directors nominated MacAdam for this special recognition.
Last summer, officials from ODOT and ODNR began meeting with dozens of county and township leaders and members of the oil and gas industry to develop a standard RUMA. Officials knew that with the increasing activity associated with the exploration of natural gas and shale in Ohio local communities would need ways to deal with the influx of truck traffic on their roadways.
MacAdam played a major role in the development of the RUMA. He coordinated efforts with ODNR as well as local and regional county engineers, government officials, and members of the oil and gas industry.
CEAO Executive Director Fred Pausch said, “The county engineers felt MacAdam’s work and commitment to see the RUMA through was outstanding, and the CEAO wanted to make sure that he was recognized across the state for what he had done in order to protect our roads and bridges.”
The CCAO/CEAO Winter Conference brought more than 900 local government officials, affiliates and guests to Columbus. Attendees of the conference also included Governor John Kasich and ODOT Director Jerry Wray.
MacAdam and his wife, Carol, reside in New Philadelphia, and have four sons.
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation. Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For more information contact:
Lauren Holdsworth, Public Information Specialist, at (330) 308-7817
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us