Annual “Ed Hanna” Engineer of the Year awards are presented to an “Active Member” who has made an outstanding contribution to the County engineering profession and to CEAC activity.

2021 Engineer of the Year Recipient:

Howard Dashiell
Public Works Director, Mendocino County

Previous Award Recipients:

2020 Mark Pestrella, Los Angeles County
2020 Patty Romo, Riverside County
2019 Gary Brown, Mariposa County
2018 Pat Minturn, Shasta County
2017 Rick Tippett, Trinity County
2016 Mike Penrose, Sacramento County
2015 Susan Klassen, Sonoma County
2014 Julie Bueren, Contra Costa County
2013 Daniel Woldesenbet, Alameda County
2012 Mike Crump, Butte County
2011 Phil Demery, Sonoma County
2010 George Johnson, Riverside County
2009 Pattie McNamee, Contra Costa County
2008 Thomas Flinn, San Joaquin County
2007 Tom Bolich, Santa Cruz County
2006 Patrick DeChellis, Los Angeles County
2005 Brian Lee, San Mateo County
2004 Thomas Flinn, San Joaquin County
2003 Maurice Shiu, Contra Costa County
2002 Don LaBelle, Alameda County
2001 Tom Hunter, Plumas County
2000 Harry Verheul, Kings County
1999 Mehdi Sadjadi, Marin County
1998 Dave Gravenkamp, Siskiyou County
1997 Doug Wilson, Tulare County
1996 Henry Hirata, San Joaquin County
1995 Art Goulet, Ventura County
1994 Richard Welton, Fresno County
1993 Mike Walford, Contra Costa County
1992 Dave Gravenkamp, Siskiyou County

How to Nominate:

Active members that have made outstanding contributions to the County engineering profession and to CEAC activity are eligible for this award. Award recipients are recognized annually at CEAC’s fall conference.

If you wish to nominate a person for the Engineer of the Year award, please complete the Nomination and Narrative forms listed below and return to:

Scott DeLeon, Chair
CEAC Memorial Fund and Scholarship Committee
Lake County
Public Works Department
255 N. Forbes Street
Lakeport, CA 95453

How to Submit:

Email: Submit via email to Lori Price

Phone: (925) 313-2225

Deadline: Early October, 2022


Email: or or call (707) 263-2341

Engineer of the Year Guidelines

Engineer of the Year Narrative Form

Engineer of the Year Nomination Form