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Franklin County Engineer and Former MORPC Chair Dean Ringle to Resign

May 19, 2017

After over 36 years of service at the Franklin County Engineer’s Office, with the last 17 serving as the County Engineer, Dean Ringle is resigning. Ringle will become the executive director for the County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO).  

During his tenure, Ringle worked closely with state and local agencies to better the transportation system around Franklin County and throughout the region. Since 2000, he has overseen 53 bridge replacement projects including the Lane Avenue suspension bridge over the Olentangy River, along with numerous roadway improvements in the county. Many of the road and bridge improvements have won state and national awards and recognition.

“Dean has had a true impact on enhancing and improving the transportation system in Central Ohio. As both a member of MORPC’s board since 2000 and Board Chair from 2008-2010, he has also been instrumental to the success of MORPC's work with local governments.” said William Murdock, MORPC’s Executive Director. “We are grateful for his service and leadership to the region and congratulate him on his new opportunity as Executive Director for the County Engineers Association of Ohio.”

In 2013, Ringle was recognized with the William H. Anderson Excellence in Public Service Award at MORPC’s annual State of the Region luncheon. Please view his award video below.

2013 William H. Anderson Award from MORPC on Vimeo.

The Anderson award recognizes a current or past board member who exemplifies outstanding leadership, a vision for the community and region, and commitment to MORPC.

Ringle will start at CEAO July 1, and will be resigning as Franklin County Engineer in June.