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CEAM 2017 Fall Conference

2017 FALL CONFERENCE - September 20-22, 2017

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2017 Spring Conference - May 24-25, 2017

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CONFERENCE RECAP

The 2017 CEAM Spring Conference was held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Samuel Riggs Alumni Center at the University of Maryland in College Park.

Over 200 attendees enjoyed a full day of presentations and technical sessions designed to share the latest news, trends, practices, and products for local government engineers and consultants.

The day began at 8AM with registration and continental breakfast. Conference programming officially got underway at 9AM with the welcoming and opening remarks by 2016-2017 CEAM President W. Scott Flanigan, P.E. President Flanigan (who serves as Director of Public Works for Cecil County) welcomed everyone to the conference, went over a few minor housekeeping items, and previewed some of the sessions on tap for later in the day.

The Keynote Address was given by Brad W. Frome from the Office of the County Executive in Prince George's County Government. The first hour of the conference was capped off with a presentation from Barbara Zektick from the Maryland Association of Counties. Ms. Zektick discussed events of Maryland's recently completed legislative session.

Above: Brad W. Frome, from the Office of the County Executive in Prince George's County, provides the Keynote Address.

The first break of the morning was followed by James Johnson of Wallace Montgomery reviewing some ethical considerations paramount in importance for every practicing engineer. The remainder of the morning programming consisted of the installation of new CEAM Officers for the 2017-2018 year as well as the annual CEAM Business Meeting.

New Officers for the organization (term effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018) were installed and thanks were given to outgoing officers (those who are ending their term as of June 30, 2017).

Above: CEAM President Scott Flanigan administers the Oath to incoming CEAM Officers. From L to R, CEAM President Scott Flanigan, CEAM Secretary J. Michael Warring, Director Tim Cupples, Director Doug Levine, Associate Director Justin Acacio, Director Scott Kearby, 2nd Vice President Danielle Conrow, President-elect Todd Mohn, 1st Vice President Erv Beckert, and Associate Director Mark Bodmann.

Below: CEAM President Scott Flanigan (left) describes duties of the elected positions to incoming President Todd Mohn, 1st Vice President Erv Beckert, and 2nd Vice President Danielle Conrow.

The CEAM Business Meeting followed. Among other topics of discussion, CEAM President Flanigan made it a point to recognize outgoing CEAM Treasurer Douglas Myers. Treasurer Myers has held the Treasurer position for over 10 years and President Flanigan thanked him for the tremendous amount of time and effort given to this volunteer position over many years. The 2017-2018 CEAM Annual Budget was approved and 17 new members were welcomed into the organization.

A delicious lunch consisting of salad, pasta, potatoes, pork, ham, and desserts was provided to all conferencegoers.

Afternoon programming commenced with a timely and interesting presentation concerning the status of the Maryland Purple Line Project by Bill Parks and Mike Madden from the Maryland Transit Administration.

After that presentation, conference attendees then chose one of two technical sessions to attend over two different hour blocks. In the first technical session window, attendees could choose between Technical Session A: Innovative Materials and Methods in Stormwater Management by Shawn Coombs (ADS) & Matt Griffin (Contech) or Technical Session B: Pavement Preservation & Pavement Repair Innovations by Mike Samueloff (Huesker), Mike Mussog (Pavement Corp.), & Dr. Charles Schwartz (Univ. of MD - Civil Engineering).

After a brief break, the day's final session gave attendees an opportunity to choose between Technical Session A: Peer Review Program & Third Party Inspection by Mary Giles, Dan Dornan, Edmund Kalie, and Nawaf Esayed (all of Prince George's County DPIE) or Technical Session B: Pedestrian/Bike Safety Innovations and Applications presented by George Branyan (District Department of Transportation) and Rai Sharma (Calvert County DPW).

On behalf of Conference Chairman Erv T. Beckert, P.E. of Prince George's County, thank you to everyone who attended, volunteered, presented, or otherwise contributed to the overall success of the 2017 CEAM Spring Conference.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ocean City this fall for the 2017 CEAM Fall Conference from September 20-22. Look for more information soon!

- Daniel S. DeWitt, P.E. - CEAM Administrator