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John M. Agrey Award
2017 Recipient

Grant Levi

Levi retired as director of the North Dakota Department of Transportation in May, having served as director since 2013. He guided the state's transportation agency during a time when the state was making historic investments in infrastructure to serve the growing energy and agriculture industries. Under his direction, the NDDOT, along with its transportation partners, advanced transportation improvements to increase traffic safety and enhance the quality of life for North Dakota residents.

Levi began his career with the NDDOT in 1980 as a temporary employee and later as a construction engineer in the Valley City District. He continued his career in the Bismarck central office, holding several positions over the years, and later as the Fargo District Engineer. Before being appointed director, Levi served as the NDDOT's deputy director for engineering from 1999 to 2013, overseeing operations, transportation, project development, planning, pre-construction, construction, and maintenance activities. In addition to his work with the state, Levi served on numerous national transportation committees, including six years as chair of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials materials committee.

Levi earned a B.S. in civil engineering from NDSU in 1982. He is a native of Zeeland, ND. He and his wife, Patty, reside in Bismarck. They have three children and five, soon to be six, grandchildren.

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