Are you a city or county engineer in Greater Minnesota who is interested in managing your agency's transportation assets but has staffing and funding limitations or other challenges? Are you unsure of how to get started or what resources are available to assist you? This peer exchange is for you!

Please join us as we explore the issues and challenges surrounding asset management for small and rural agencies in Minnesota and highlight some potential strategies and tools that are available to overcome them. Our goal is to help you begin developing an effective and successful asset management program in your agency.

For full program details, download the event agenda (1.3 MB PDF).

Dates and Location

The peer exchange is scheduled for May 16 and 17, 2017, at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 75 37th Ave. S, St. Cloud, MN 56301. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on day one and from 8 a.m. to noon on day two.


Topics Covered

Attendees will learn how small, rural agencies in Minnesota and across the United States are effectively and successfully implementing asset management of transportation-related infrastructure. Facilitated discussions and discovery activities will be focused on:

  • Hurdles or difficulties faced by small rural agencies in developing and implementing asset management
  • Potential strategies for overcoming these hurdles and difficulties
  • Resources that are available to assist agencies in successfully implementing asset management


Scheduled speakers and discussion topics include:

  • Kris Riesenberg, Review of the 2016 Hennepin County Asset Management Peer Exchange
  • Rick West, Otter Tail County 2040 Transportation Plan
  • Steve Stroschein, Crow Wing County Integrated Asset Management
  • John Kostreba, Morrison County Culvert Inventory
  • Nick Anderson, Big Stone Countywide Culvert Inventory
  • Allison Kampbell, Carver County City Asset Inventory
  • Ryan Miles, City of Vancouver, WA, Pavement & Asset Management
  • Tim Colling, Roadsoft Roadway Asset Management
  • Brad Wentz, North Dakota Roadway Asset Management
  • Ryan Miles, Northwest Pavement Management Association
  • Omar Smadi, Iowa Pavement Management Program

Who Should Attend

City and county engineers from non-metro agencies in Greater Minnesota are invited to attend.


Lodging is available on site at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites at the government rate of $91 per night. To make a reservation, please visit the hotel website or call 320-253-9000.


Participants will be eligible for 8.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).


This event is sponsored by the MnDOT Division of State Aid for Local Transportation with program assistance from the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota and funding assistance from the Federal Highway Administration, St. Paul Division.