February 23, 2016
   Contact: Denise Donohue, CAE, APR
   Phone: 517.482.1189
   Cell: 517.896.7077

Chippewa County Road Commission’s Dave Deatrick named CRA Project Manager of the Year

Lansing, MI – The County Road Association (CRA) of Michigan has announced the winners of its annual 2015 Engineering Awards, and the Chippewa County Road Commission’s (CCRC) Dave Deatrick has won Project Manager of the Year.
Deatrick has served Michigan’s transportation industry for over 40 years, first with the Michigan Department of Transportation, and now with CCRC.
Since joining CCRC in 2008, Deatrick has overseen $11 million in federal aid projects covering over 60 miles of roads.
Deatrick recently help oversee the resurfacing of Mackinaw Trail, an important area road.  Mackinaw Trail was originally built in 1933, and the resurfacing project required CCRC to deal with the original culverts, now over 80 years old.
Throughout his career, Deatrick had been known for his meticulous attention to detail and unwavering commitment.
“From the first day I started working, even to this day, I try to give my maximum effort every single day,” said Deatrick upon being notified of his selection. “I have never thought I need to just get through this day. Keep giving everything you can."
The 2015 Engineering Awards were conveyed during the 2015 County Engineers Workshop earlier this month.

The 83 members of the County Road Association represent the voice for a safe and efficient local road system in Michigan.  Together, they manage more than 73 percent of all roads in the state – more than 90,000 miles of roads – and 5700 bridges.  It is the fourth-largest county road system in the nation.
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