16 LUT employees earn ‘Roads Scholar’ status from Oregon Technology Transfer Center

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 09, 2017

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Operations and Maintenance Division

Sixteen employees from Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) have earned "Roads Scholar" status from the Oregon Technology Transfer Center.

The Roads Scholar program is designed to help public works employees develop road-maintenance knowledge and skills, including in the areas of road geometrics, drainage, pavement maintenance, environmental best practices and survey and grade checking.

The employees each completed 40 hours of curriculum to achieve Roads Scholar status. They are: Juan Cortez-Martinez and Ben Farnsworth (light equipment operators); Juston Bell, George Bergstrom, Jim Claeys, Brett Hansen, Jim Peters and Wayne Sanderson (medium equipment operators); Justin Kivett, Craig Lewan and Adam Reynolds (heavy equipment operators); Tony Barnett (inspection technician II); Trent Meyer (inspection technician III); Brian Schmitt (utility worker); Deb Dalenberg (training coordinator); and Jeff Peck (safety specialist).

"We appreciate these employees' commitment to learning and improvement," said Dave Schamp, LUT Operations and Maintenance Division manager. "They play a critical role in helping us keep County roads as safe as possible for the traveling public."

Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining a great transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users, and operating the County roadway system in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner. 

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator