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ASHE Central Ohio Member of the Year Award

Award Summary

The ASHE Central Ohio Chapter is accepting nominations for the local Member of the Year Award.

The award was established by ASHE National to recognize and honor an ASHE member who has made extraordinary contributions to the success of the organization. This award will be given annually.

The 2018 award will be presented at the Annual Scholarship Dinner on November 8, 2018 at the Audubon Center. Member of the Year Nominations will be accepted until November 1, 2018. Please submit completed nomination forms to Daniel.soroka@burgessniple.com

The winner of the chapter award will be nominated for the ASHE National Award of the same name. Presentation of the National Award will be at the ASHE National Annual Conference, which is in Nashville in May 2019.

Award Criteria and Submittal Requirements

Qualifications for selection shall include:

-ASHE Member in good standing

-Impact to ASHE and other notable achievements

-Personal time for the good of ASHE

-A member who has shown commitment to the goals and growth of ASHE by working effectively in support of ASHE’s goals.

– A member who has promoted the reputation of ASHE within the transportation industry.


About Us

ASHE Central Ohio has nearly 200 members that represent greater Columbus corporations, government agencies, associations, and educational institutions serving the highway industry.

Our section’s mission is to provide a forum for members and partners of the highway industry to promote a safe, efficient and sustainable highway system through education, innovation and fellowship.

Our section encourages communication and cooperation among all segments of the highway industry; facilitating the ethics, leadership, and career growth of our members.

Through this site, transportation professionals can network with others, share information, and register for events ASHE offers.

To learn more about ASHE Central Ohio, take a look through our Section History


President’s Message

Colleagues – It is a privilege to serve as the new Central Ohio Section President. I’m extremely proud to be in a profession that, as stated in the Engineers’ Creed, “…places service before profit, the honor and standing of the profession before personal advantage, and the public welfare above all other considerations…’ Our field has a higher responsibility to the safe and successful implementation of infrastructure for our communities, and it’s a tremendous honor to be leading an organization devoted to the advancement of the Highway Industry.

I would like to recognize our Past President, Tiffany Elchert, along with the rest of last year’s Board members, for their hard work and accomplishments over the past year. Under Tiffany’s leadership we have improved our existing program offerings, strengthened our relationships with local Universities, and offered new technical sessions by partnering with the City of Columbus for added member benefit. As a volunteer organization, we are fortunate to have many individuals willing to dedicate their time to continuously improving our organization to better serve its members. Whether serving on the board, or volunteering for the many events we offer, we are extremely grateful to the members and companies who have devoted their time, energy, and resources to make the ASHE Central Ohio Section successful.

We will take a moment to look back on the achievements of the section over the past year. We have strengthened, and will continue to strengthen our relationship with students in the Civil Engineering Industry through engagement with The Ohio State University. This year we hosted our 2nd Annual Scholarship Dinner, and were able to raise enough donations to increase our scholarship sponsorship from (2) $2,500 scholarships to (3) $2500 scholarships. For the first year, we have added a Scholarship Director to the Board of Directors. This position will serve as a liaison between our chapter and The Ohio State University and also oversee the Annual Scholarship Dinner. This year, with the help of Tiffany, we were able to partner with the City of Columbus and provide technical seminars on the City of Columbus’s Traffic Signal Manual and ADA Ramp updates.

My primary focus this year is to increase the diversity of our membership to include more public and contractor members. Not only do we need to better communicate the value ASHE provides to each member, we need to continually seek ways to increase that value. Our goals are to grow membership, increase awareness of our organization within the industry, provide additional valuable events as well as deliver engaging and fun networking events.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any suggestions, ideas, or would like to help out. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming Luncheon or chapter event.

 Emily Preston


Address for Mailings

ASHE Central Ohio
P.O. Box 88
Worthington, Ohio 43085-0088


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