Mitch Anderson receives award

Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
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Stearns County Engineer Mitch Anderson received the Minnesota County Engineers Association (MCEA) highest honor, the 2010 Outstanding County Engineer of the Year Award.

When selecting winners for this award, the committee looks for excellence not only in engineering, but in leadership, education and service to the association and the public. Mitch joined this elite group because he exemplifies all of these qualities.

Mr. Anderson has been improving county roads and improving the quality of life for Stearns County residents since 1987. He is a respected leader amongst his staff, colleagues, peers and County Board. To every difficult problem he brings solutions, a sense of humor, and leadership. His efforts have resulted in resurfacing of more than 700 miles of highways, reconstruction of more than 140 miles of highway, replacement and/or construction of more than 60 bridges, construction and/or oversight of over 40 traffic signals and 4 roundabouts and construction of more than 50 miles of bike trail. In addition, he has been a member of many Minnesota County Engineer Associations, state, regional and local committees, as well as having been very active in his community throughout his tenure in County Engineering.

MCEA members are county engineers from each of Minnesota's 87 counties who work to promote their profession and uphold the MCEA code of ethics.