To the Citizens and Board of County Commissioners of Butler County, Ohio:
I respectfully present the Butler County Engineer’s 2017 Annual Report for your review. Each project listed in this Report has the direct involvement of the Butler County Engineer’s Office (BCEO), including planning and engineering, funding, administration of the contract, and/or construction and inspection.
This summary of 2017 activity provides only a partial overview of who we are and what we do. It details over $16 million in capital improvements and various forms of maintenance last year. But what isn’t fully detailed are the hours of behind the scenes planning and extended time frames it can take to launch major projects into construction. We have a team of hard working and knowledgeable professionals at the Engineer’s Office who make the projects happen. These outstanding employees design, construct, and maintain our roads so that they are safe and efficient. Only with a team of professionals who know, understand, and have experience in the business can this be accomplished.
The County Engineer is an elected position in the State of Ohio, so my name tends to be the one that you hear and read about in the local media. But it’s the unsung heroes of the Butler County Engineer’s Office, many whose names you may never know, that put it all together to develop a final product that will meet the needs of Butler County’s motorists for years to come. Each staff member has his or her own area of expertise, and together we are able to visualize the big picture to meet the growing demands of traffic flow, economic development, and most of all, safety. It’s through our team’s efforts that we’ve enjoyed the many successes now benefitting our citizens. Perseverance, knowledge, and experience are critical to successfully improving our transportation grid and I’m fortunate to head such a group of highly talented individuals.
Thanks for your continued trust and support as your County Engineer. Please feel free to contact us at the BCEO with your concerns and suggestions for how we can improve our service. We look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Very truly yours,
Gregory J. Wilkens, P.E., P.S.
Butler County Engineer