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Civil engineering executive

John Earl Goodson, American civil engineering executive. Registered professional civil engineer, Oregon, California. Recipient Recognition award Chair of Lane County Board of Commissioners, 1997.

Background

Goodson, John Earl was born on October 19, 1945 in Merced, California, United States. Son of Vincent Bernard and Dorothy Mae (Taber) Goodson.

Education

Associate of Arts, San Jose City College, 1969. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, San Jose City College, 1971. Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 1972.

Career

Transportation planning specialist, Tudor Engineering Company, San Francisco, 1972-1973;associate transportation planner, Sacramento Regional Area Planning Commission, 1973-1974;transportation engineer, Parsons Brinckerhoff-Quade & Douglas, San Francisco, 1974-1975;transportation planning engineer, Lane County Public Works Department, Eugene, Oregon, 1975-1982;county engineer, Lane County Public Works Department, Eugene, Oregon, 1982;public works director, Lane County Public Works Department, Eugene, Oregon, since 1982. Student aide-civil engineer Contra Costa County Public Works Department, Martinez, California, summers 1968-1970. Research assistant joint highway research project Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1971-1972.

Member translations technical advising committee AOC. Supporting member Transportation Research Board.

Achievements

  • Registered professional civil engineer, Oregon, California.

Membership

Chairman prevailing wage advisory committee Oregon Bureau Labor and Industries, 1995-1998. Member National Association County Engineers (member constitution, bylaws committee 1995-1999), American Public Works Association, Oregon Association County Engineers and Surveyors (secretary- treasurer 1988, president- elect 1989, president 1990, Award of Merit 1987, 97, County Engineer of Year 1988), Institute Transportation Engineers (associate, member committee 5B-8).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: electronics, computer technology, photography.

Connections

Married Mary Haley Cook, September 5, 1970. Children: Montgomery Vincent, Garett Champlin.

father:
Vincent Bernard Goodson

mother:
Dorothy Mae (Taber) Goodson

spouse:
Mary Haley Cook

child:
Montgomery Vincent Goodson

child:
Garett Champlin Goodson