Wendholt named Engineer of the Year



Dubois County Engineer Brent Wendholt has been named Engineer of the Year by the Association of Indiana Counties.

The award was announced Sunday night during the association’s annual conference. The Dubois County Commissioners announced and congratulated him on the achievement during their meeting Monday.

Wendholt has been the county’s engineer since May 2014.

As county engineer, Wendholt oversees the design and engineering work for roads and bridges in the county. He is also the county’s ADA coordinator and Title 6 coordinator.

Some of his most recent work includes working on plans for a countywide bike/pedestrian trail, and creating an inspection plan for small structure bridges that are less than 20 feet long. He’s also worked on the Mid-States Corridor project and updated the county subdivision control ordinance.

Wendholt is a Forest Park High School graduate and has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. He worked as stormwater director and assistant highway engineer at Warrick County before joining the Dubois County Highway Department as county engineer. He and his wife, Mallory, live in St. Anthony with their two children: 9-year-old Brynlee and 6-year-old Jase.

Brent worked for the county during the summers of 2003 to 2006 under his father, the late Norm Wendholt, who was county engineer at the time. During that time, Brent did survey work on county bridge replacement projects, collected information for the GIS culvert inventory, and assisted with traffic analysis and asphalt paving projects.

Brent is active in Indiana Association of County Highway Engineers and Supervisors and is the association’s southwest district director. He is the only past recipient of IACHE’s scholarship award to come back to become a county engineer in the state.

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