Lifetime Achievement Award
Gary Berreth will receive the institute's Lifetime Achievement Award. Berreth retired as assistant chief engineer from the North Dakota Department of Transportation in 2005 after 37 years in the department. He helped lead the NDDOT in adopting technology in a broad variety of areas to improve the departments operations, products and services. He was also an advocate of transportation planning, integrating it into the department's project selection and design processes. Upon his retirement from NDDOT, Berreth spent the next six years with the UGPTI, serving as director of the North Dakota Local Technical Assistance Program where he advocated the use of technology to meet the training needs of state and local transportation agencies and established UGPTI as a leader in delivering information and training to all levels of government, tribal agencies and the private sector for workforce development.