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Posted on: September 6, 2012

Traffic engineer to represent west in Institute of Transportation Engineers

Thursday Sep 06 2012 8:44 AM

Pierce County Traffic Engineer Rory D. Grindley, P.E., has been confirmed as the Western District Administrator of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), a professional association of more than 17,000 transportation professionals located around the world. Grindley was confirmed by the Western Board of Directors during the recent annual meeting of the ITE.

"I am pleased to get the chance to contribute to my field through this position, and represent transportation professionals from the western states," Grindley said.

As District Administrator, Grindley's role will be to preserve and ensure the continuity in the operation of the Western District. Specific duties include maintaining all of the district's historical and official records and serving as the parliamentarian and historian at Board meetings. The term consists of an initial five years, with unlimited two-year renewals.

"Rory has long been recognized as a leader in the Transportation field and his willingness to reconnect with ITE as the Western District Administrator is a great fit for the organization and will keep Rory firmly placed among the industry's brightest. This exposure will keep Pierce County and our Region at the leading edge of Transportation issues as they emerge around the country." said Brian Stacy, Pierce County Public Works and Utilities County Engineer.

About GrindleyGrindley was selected as the County Traffic Engineer in 2010 and is a 21-year veteran of Pierce County. He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and holds the designation of Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE).

He has previously held several elected positions at all levels within ITE, including International Director (2005-2007), President of the Western District (2001-2002), President of the Washington State Section (1995-1996), and received the Washington State Section's Outstanding Service Award in 2007. Grindley will also be involved in the leadership of the Local Arrangements Committee in planning and hosting the international 2014 Annual Meeting of ITE in Seattle.

About the Institute of Transportation EngineersAccording to its website, "ITE facilitates the application of technology and scientific principles to research, planning, functional design, implementation, operation, policy development and management for all modes of transportation. Through its products and services, ITE promotes professional development of its members, supports and encourages education, stimulates research, develops public awareness programs and serves as a conduit for the exchange of professional information." The Western District of ITE represents approximately 4,000 transportation professionals from the 13 western states.

Contact:
Janice Brevik, Public Works and Utilities (253) 798-2117jbrevik@co.pierce.wa.us

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