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Lifetime Achievement Award
2019 Recipient

Tim Horner

Tim Horner will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Horner joined UGPTI in 2010 and has managed the four-state Transportation Learning Network and coordinated numerous legislative and NDDOT statewide infrastructure and truck studies. The award recognizes Horner's long-term leadership and excellence in service to transportation in North Dakota.

Before joining UGPTI, Horner worked for the North Dakota Department of Transportation for 32 years, serving in various divisions including bridge, design, and planning. He held the position of state bridge engineer from 1998 to 1999. He was assistant chief engineer for transportation programs from 1999 to 2007 and was deputy director for business support from 1997 to 2010. During his time at NDDOT, he initiated the first pavement asset management system and acquired and implemented the first pavement ride and distress van produced by Pathway Services, which has since become a standard across the nation. He conceived and budgeted for the first statewide wetland mitigation bank to speed up highway project delivery. He jointly advanced NDDOT's first Garvee bonding effort for accelerating the expansion of U.S. Highway 2 to four lanes and the construction of the Bismarck Memorial Bridge.

Horner grew up on a farm in Logan County, ND, near Napoleon. He attended Bismarck Junior College where he received his associates degree in pre-engineering. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from NDSU and a master's degree in in public administration from the University of North Dakota. Horner and his wife, Gail, live in Bismarck and have three children.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has had a distinguished career in a transportation-related field. The award is based on long-term professional excellence in the field of transportation and nominees are recognized for their example in upholding professional standards, mentoring other professionals or contributing to day-to-day excellence in their chosen field within transportation.

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