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Registration is Open for the June Business Meeting

The New York State County Highway Superintendents' annual June gathering will be held virtually on June 8, 2021. This annual program will begin with a Superintendents' Business Meeting followed by a one-hour CEC session and virtual networking. The schedule follows:

9:00 am -10:30 am
Superintendents Business Meeting 
(Superintendents, Commissioners and their staff only)

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Keeping things Rollin' on the River (Road)
Presented by Steve Godlewski, PE, Project Manager, Creighton Manning Engineering 
(1 PDH available)
The River Road/Rosendale Road intersection was a longstanding bottleneck that was known for single-handedly backing up traffic for a mile each weekday. The presentation will review the evolution of the Schenectady County DPW’s efforts to address this congestion and improve safety for the traveling public. Key topics covered include the public involvement process, design principles applied to a rural/suburban roundabout, before/after traffic operations, the impact of COVID-19 on the project and coordination with the contracting community to reduce costs.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Networking


News from NYSCHSA Immediate Past President, Todd Gadd

It is with heartfelt sadness that the NYSCHSA Executive Committee received the resignation of Past President Todd Gadd, P.E as the Superintendent of Wyoming County Highway Department.

Todd will leave Wyoming County effective May 31 to pursue a lifelong passion as a Construction Manager in the private sector with Bergmann Associates.

We thank Todd for his tremendous leadership and contributions to our association over the years and wish him the very best. We take comfort in knowing he will still be involved as an affiliate member. He asked us to pass on his most heartfelt sincere thank you for the tremendous support that he has received over the years from so many of you.

We Mourn the Loss of Charlie Jones

Charlie Jones, a long-time employee of Peckham Industries and friend to many in our Association and industry, passed away on May 22, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. Born on July 6, 1943, in Tuxedo, New York, he was the son of the late Estelle (Puzon) and Garfield Jones.

A lifelong resident of Tuxedo, NY, Charlie began his career with the Tuxedo Highway Department, and later became Superintendent of Highways. He retired in 1993. After his retirement, he took a position with Peckham Industries in Brewster, NY as a sales representative, where he continued to work until his passing.

We send our sincerest condolences to Charlie's family. You may read the full obituary here.

Interns Available

Carl Ford of JMT Construction has been working on a project with local colleges and government agencies to help bring Civil Engineering Technology (CET) students into the construction and civil engineering workplace. With an aging workforce and an abundance of projects, there is a severe lack of skilled technicians who can fill the needs on construction sites and in engineering offices.  

Carl has several resumes of interested students available for review. If you are interested in particpating in this program, please contact him at 315.289.9506 or

National News

Senate Committee Unanimously Passes $303.5 Billion Highway Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act (STRA) of 2021 by a 20-0 vote. The committee agreed to 19 amendments that could achieve unanimous support, though more than 90 were offered. Bipartisan leaders on the committee commended the legislation for balancing local needs with federal priorities. Read More >>


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