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Dean C. Ringle, P.E., P.S. County Engineer

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Since becoming the Franklin County Engineer in June 2000, Dean C. Ringle, Ohio licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) and Professional Surveyor (P.S.), has worked to meet the transportation, drainage, surveying, and land record needs of Franklin County.

Dean has been a member of the Franklin County Engineer’s Office since 1981. His professional experience includes road and bridge design, construction management, surveying, and cartography for the development of the county road map and atlas. 

To meet growing storm water management needs within the right-of-way of county roadways, the Board of County Commissioners appointed Dean the Franklin County Drainage Engineer in 2003.

In addition to his government service, Dean has built a solid reputation in the engineering and surveying community through his professional associations. They include:

  • The Ohio State University: Adjunct Faculty Instructor (1995-Present) teaching core surveying classes in the College of Engineering such as History, Boundary Law, Subdivision Design, and Professionalism & Ethics
  • State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors: Member Emeritus
  • Ohio Public Works Commission: Current District 3 Chair
  • Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission: Chair (2008-2010)
  • County Engineers Association of Ohio: 2011 "County Engineer of the Year," Past President, and Committee Member
  • Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio: Member, Past President, and current State Line Committee Chair
  • American Congress on Surveying & Mapping: Member (Fellow)
  • National Society of Professional Surveyors: Member
  • National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying: Member
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers: Member
  • Engineers Club of Columbus: Member and Past President
  • Ohio National Road Association: Past President

Dean is a graduate of The Ohio State University, having earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering and Surveying.

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