Commissioners appoint acting County Engineer

BATAVIA, Ohio (July 1, 2019) – In a special session today, the Board of County Commissioners today voted 3-0 to appoint Jeremy P. Evans as acting County Engineer.

Evans, a Union Township resident, has served as traffic engineer in the Clermont County Engineer’s Office since 2005. He has Ohio Professional Engineer and Ohio Professional Surveyor registrations, a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Land Surveying Certificate from Cincinnati State College.

Evans has been responsible for managing more than two dozen construction projects totaling more than $15 million. His experience includes providing project management, public engagement and administrative support to the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District. Prior to joining Clermont County, he served as a traffic engineer for several private firms in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio.

“Jeremy brings a wealth of experience in a wide variety of areas such as coordination of bridge replacements, landslide repairs, traffic signal improvements, road widening, intersection improvements, new roadway construction and public involvement program support,” said David Painter, President of the Board of County Commissioners. “He has proven himself while providing budget and personnel management, including internal staff and multiple consultant teams, to ensure successful delivery of projects.”

Evans indicated his interest in the position in a June 30 letter to the Board of County Commissioners.

“Obtaining this position has been a career goal of mine since working for this office during my college years,” said Evans, who served as an engineering co-op for Clermont County, 1996-98. “It would be an honor to serve the community in this capacity.”

In accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 305.02, the Board of County Commissioners may appoint a person to serve as the acting County Engineer and to perform the duties until such time as an engineer is appointed by the Republican Central Committee.  State law requires that a county engineer have Professional Engineer and Professional Surveyor certifications in the State of Ohio.

Commissioners also accepted the resignation of County Engineer Patrick J. Manger, effective June 30, 2019. He submitted his resignation letter to the Commissioners on June 28.

Manger on June 28 pled guilty in Clermont County Common Pleas Court to soliciting or accepting improper compensation for utilizing Clermont County Engineer’s Office resources for political and personal purposes, according to Warren County Prosecuting Attorney David P. Fornshell. As part of the conviction, he is prohibited from holding any public office or public employment for seven years, and is required to reimburse Clermont County taxpayers $3,000 in restitution. His sentencing is scheduled for July 16.