Placer’s Matt Randall named Professional Manager of the Year by American Public Works Association Sacramento chapter

Published on June 13, 2018

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Placer County’s Matt Randall has been awarded the 2018 Professional Manager of the Year Award in Transportation by the Sacramento chapter of the American Public Works Association.

Randall, a senior civil engineer in the county’s Department of Public Works and Facilities, won in the association’s local agency category.

With his colleagues, Randall is responsible for Placer County’s bridge replacement program, including the coordination and facilitation of the county’s participation in the Federal Highway Bridge Program. His team is behind the construction of nine bridges over the last eight years, valued at nearly $90 million.

Randall and his team were responsible for replacing the iconic Cook Riolo Road Bridge over Dry Creek in western Placer County. The original bridge, built in 1940, was known to flood during the rainy season, and Randall’s team produced a wider, higher bridge to keep up with modern traffic flow. 

Other notable projects Randall’s team delivered include a $60 million project to seismically retrofit and paint the Foresthill Bridge. His team was also responsible for replacing the Alpine Meadows Road Bridge over the Truckee River, the only bridge crossing in that environmentally sensitive area.

“Matt’s a great example, among many, of the dedication and professionalism of our Public Works and Facilities employees,” said Ken Grehm, Placer County’s director of public works and facilities. “His passion for bridges is of great service to the citizens of Placer County.”

The Sacramento chapter of the American Public Works Association awards program recognizes public works projects demonstrating excellence in management, administration, design, construction and community relations, as well as the alliance between the managing agency, consultant, engineers and contractors who work together to complete projects.

Randall has been recognized by the community previously, receiving the Auburn State of the Community Award for his effort on the Morton Road emergency bridge replacement project, and is also a previous co-winner of the Placer County Employee of the Year award.

The association presented the award to Randall at a dinner May 16 in Citrus Heights.