This event—held May 16-17, 2017, in St. Cloud—convened city and county engineers from Greater Minnesota to explore the issues and challenges surrounding asset management for small and rural agencies in our state. It also highlighted some potential strategies and tools that are available to help overcome these challenges.

Attendees learned how small, rural agencies in Minnesota and across the United States are effectively and successfully implementing asset management of transportation-related infrastructure. Facilitated discussions and discovery activities focused on:

  • Hurdles or difficulties faced by small rural agencies in developing and implementing asset management
  • Potential strategies for overcoming these hurdles and difficulties
  • Resources that are available to assist agencies in successfully implementing asset management


Speakers and discussion topics included:

  • Kris Riesenberg, Review of the 2016 Hennepin County Asset Management Peer Exchange
  • Rick West, Otter Tail County 2040 Transportation Plan
  • Steve Stroschein, Crow Wing County Integrated Asset Management
  • Mike Becker and John Kostreba, Morrison County Culvert Inventory
  • Nick Anderson, Big Stone Countywide Culvert Inventory
  • Allison Kampbell, Carver County City Asset Inventory
  • Ryan Miles, City of Vancouver, WA, Pavement & Asset Management
  • Tim Colling, Roadsoft Roadway Asset Management
  • Brad Wentz, North Dakota Roadway Asset Management
  • Ryan Miles, Northwest Pavement Management Association
  • Omar Smadi, Iowa Pavement Management Program


This event was sponsored by the MnDOT Division of State Aid for Local Transportation with program assistance from the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota and funding assistance from the Federal Highway Administration, St. Paul Division.