Larimer County: Road and Bridge Director Miller Says Time to Move on
Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: May 12, 2014
Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager, (970) 498-7150, firstname.lastname@example.org
Larimer County’s long-serving Road and Bridge Director, Dale L. Miller, has resigned effective the end of 2014.
Dale, a native of Larimer County and CSU graduate, was first employed by Larimer County in 1991, serving as Construction Manager/Assistant Road and Bridge Director. He was promoted to Road and Bridge Director in 1999. His career in the transportation industry spans four and a half decades having been VP/GM of Commercial Operations for Sterling Paving Company (now Martin Marrietta Materials), VP of Connell Resources, and an Estimator/Project Manager for Bituminous Roadways of Colorado in the Metro Denver area (now Aggregate Industries), in addition to his service with Larimer County.
When asked about his decision to leave his role as the Road and Bridge Director, Miller said, “I have told my staff that anyone at or beyond the age of 59 and a half is fair game for new adventures and opportunities. I’ll be 65 this year and it’s time for me to change it up, once again. My folks at Larimer County should be proud of their accomplishments and the first class transportation system they have produced and maintain for the citizens and visitors to Larimer County. The organization, staff, means and methods they have built, as well as the transportation system conditions they have created and stewarded, are second to none.”
As for future plans, Dale states, “I look forward to enjoying more time with my family and friends as well as having the time to more fully pursue other business and personal interests that have taken a bit of a back-seat during my service to Larimer County.”
The County intends to recruit a new Director while Miller is available for consultation and coaching through the end of the year. In speaking of the upcoming transition, Marc Engemoen, Larimer County Public Works Director, commented, “Dale is leaving behind the biggest shoes imaginable to fill. His vast knowledge of and management skills in the heavy/highway construction and maintenance industry, his experience in the related fields of real estate and finance, his personal integrity and people skills, as well as his service to Larimer County, have earned the respect of countless business associates, public and private alike. We are grateful for his knowledge, service and willingness to be available during this transitional period. We look forward to our mutual successes.”