Highway Conference and Road Show


Thank you to all who attended the 2020 Highway Conference & Road Show! See you March 9-11, 2021!



MDOT Bridge Bundling and NTSB Recommendations Update
Matthew J. Chynoweth, PE, chief bridge engineer, MDOT 

Brand your agency using CRA’s turn-key Tool Crib!
Denise Donohue, APR, CAE, director, CRA

TAMC Asset Management Plans
Joanna Johnson, chair, TAMC

Tips for defusing conflict with customers
Emily Thompson, CTA, sales account manager, Radisson Lansing

Providing weight enforcement on a shoestring budget
Dave Pettersch, manager, Gladwin County Road Commission

Print is NOT dead!
Kathy Backus, president, Backus PR

Relationships rule
Larry Merrill, senior consultant, Public Policy consultants

Creating fairness with new road funding
Tim O’Rourke, manager, Roscommon County Road Commission
Brian Gutowski, PE, Manager, Emmet CRC
Patrick Harmon, Manager, Charlevoix CRC
Rodrick Green, Commissioner Washtenaw CRC

It’s complicated: Interpreting MTF and other MDOT deposit$$
Melissa Williams, finance director, Road Commission for Oakland County

e-CRA100, Oxcart and the statewide fee schedule
Steve Puuri, PE, engineering specialist, CRA

Tools for recruiting next-gen road agency staff
Craig Bryson, APR, senior communications manager, Road Commission for Oakland County
Alex Doty, communications manager, Ottawa County Road Commission
Emily Kizer, communications manager, Washtenaw County Road Commission

Direct from the actuary: How valuations actually work
Christian Veenstra, FCA, president, Watkins Ross
Lisa M. Powell, CPA, finance director, Iron County Road Commission

Best practices for seasonal weight restrictions
Brett Laughlin, PE, managing director, Ottawa County Road Commission
Wayne Schoonover, PE, county highway engineer, Grand Traverse County Road Commission

#NeedHelp: CRA’s new IT Listserv for cybersecurity
Dustin Earley, manager of communications and engagement, CRA

Refresh: Parliamentary procedures
Lisa Hamameh, Shareholder, Rosati, Schultz, Joppich & Amtsbuechler, PC

There’s a Guidance Document or Template for that!
Beth Hunt, finance director and clerk, Lenawee County Road Commission
Jen Rosser, finance director, Shiawassee County Road Commission

Well being in the workplace
Miki Della-Morette, well-being coach

Take it Outside: Logistics of Purchasing Equipment and Auctioning Assets
Mary Gillis, PE, director of central operations, Road Commission for Oakland County

#What’s New? Mini Roundabouts Might Work
Mark McCulloch, senior project manager, Washtenaw County Road Commission



The Road Show is sold out.

If you are interested in space, please contact Shelby Eva.

Lansing Center/Road Show map

Lansing Center

Road Show floor plan