Title: County Engineer
Company: Woodbury County
Location: Sioux City, Iowa, United States
Mark Nahra, County Engineer for Woodbury County, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in civil engineering.
With a lifelong interest in the construction industry, Mr. Nahra initially obtained an Associate of Applied Science in design drafting technology from Clinton Community College in 1980 prior to earning a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Iowa State University in 1984. Along with receiving an Iowa Bridge Inspection Certification, he became licensed as a professional engineer in Iowa and Michigan. In 1989, he began his professional career as a county engineer for Cedar County, Iowa, holding the position for a decade. Thereafter, he found notable success as an assistant county engineer in administration for Linn County, Iowa from 1998 to 1999 and a county engineer for Delaware County, Iowa from 1999 to 2008. In his current role, he supervises 50 employees and is responsible for maintaining 200 bridges as well as the 6th largest road system in Iowa.
Mr. Nahra is proud to apply his expertise and use his platform to give advice on the many engineering issues facing Woodbury County. Though his career has been suffused with highlights, he is gratified to have replaced over 200 deficient bridges throughout various counties in the state. In order to remain abreast with advancements in the field, he has maintained professional affiliations with the National Association of County Engineers, the Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Iowa County Engineers Association, of which he served as the president. For his contributions in the field, he is honored to have been presented with the Urban County Engineer of the Year Award by the National Association of County Engineers, Iowa’s County Engineer of the Year Award and a Special Service Award from the County Engineers Association. Looking toward the future, he aims to continue to improve upon the county’s transportation services while using his membership within the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices to construct a better reference for engineers.
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