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August 20, 2019 – SMC Louisville – Topic: Kentucky’s ASCE Infrastructure Report Card
August 20 @ August 20 - August 20$20
Topic: Kentucky’s ASCE Infrastructure Report Card
Presenter: Colette Easter; MSD and Shane McKenzie, KYTC
In 2019, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Report Card for Kentucky’s Infrastructure reported on the condition and performance of American infrastructure in the familiar form of a school report card’s assigning letter grades based on the physical condition and needed investments for improvement. One of the most recognized and cited items by news organizations, elected officials, regulators, and policy-makers, the Report Card is a powerful tool for summarizing the state of the Commonwealth’s infrastructure in an easily understood format.
This presentation will review the results from the ten categories that were assessed:
- Drinking Water
- Hazardous Waste
- Solid Waste
How the report was researched and how categories were graded will also be covered. This session is an essential primer for anyone that wishes to utilize the power of the Report Card or to understand it better. We will also cover the keys to starting the advocacy conversation with legislators for funding the infrastructure needs of Kentucky.
Colette Easter, is a professional engineer at Louisville MSD working in their Development and Stormwater Services Department. She is a graduate of Washington State University and has over 10 years experience and has worked in both consulting and state government before coming to work at MSD. Colette is currently the ASCE Section Secretary and the 2019 Infrastructure Report Card Technical Chair.
Shane McKenzie, joined the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in 2013 serving in the Division of Planning. She currently serves as the Connected and Automated Vehicle Technology SME in the State Highway Engineer’s Office. Prior to KYTC, she interned for the Port of Portland working on the Portland International Airport Expansion; was assistant city engineer for the city of Battle Ground, Washington, and worked for CH2M Hill (now Jacobs) as a project engineer in Chicago. Shane is currently the ASCE Kentucky Section Vice President and severed as the 2019 Infrastructure Report Card Roads Chair.