Topic: SouthEast Connector Project Update
Summary: Garth Oksol is the Project Manager for the South East Connector Project. He will give us an inside look at this project which provides a new 5.5 mile, 6 lane roadway connecting Sparks to South Reno. The concept of this roadway has been on various regional planning documents since 1965. In addition to providing improved regional traffic flow, the project has a number of secondary environmental benefits and enhancements. Garth will be able to give us some insight in running a large public project with many stakeholders and press coverage.
Meeting Time and Location
Oct 21st 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Tamarack Junction Casino & Restaurant
Garth Oksol's Bio:
Garth Oksol (oak sole) graduated from North Dakota State University in May of ’98 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and is a Licensed Civil Engineer in the State of Nevada. Garth began his career with the Federal Highway Administration in the Highway Engineer Training Program. His assignments included time in Tallahassee, FL, Auburn, CA, Salt Lake City, UT and Sacramento, CA. After the Training Program, Garth took a position with the Nevada Division Office as the Pavements and Materials Engineer. In November of 2002, Garth accepted a position with the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County. In this position Garth is the Project Manager for the SouthEast Connector, the largest locally funded roadway project in Northern Nevada. Garth is also the President for the Nevada Chapter of American Public Works Association. Garth was named Young Engineer of the Year for 2008 by the American Society of Civil Engineers – Truckee Meadows Branch. He is a father of three beautiful children (a 12 year old daughter, a 9 year old daughter, and 3 year old son) and has been married to his lovely wife for over 14 years.v