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Summit County Engineer

Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., is the elected Engineer for Summit County. Alan has worked in the engineering profession since 1971.  Throughout his career, Alan has been employed to plan, design, and implement public infrastructure improvements in both the public and private sectors throughout our region.  His experience includes over 39 years as a professional engineer.  He possesses a broad range of expertise in all aspects of municipal engineering, surveying, as well as the direction and administration of design projects and project consultants. 

Before being elected Summit County Engineer, in 2009, Alan was a Senior Project Manager at McCoy Associates, Inc. where he oversaw the administration and development of many municipal engineering projects.  From 1980 until 2002, Alan was the Engineer for the City of Kent.  During his tenure at the city of Kent, Alan oversaw over twenty years of successful projects, improving safety and convenience to Kent’s residents.  To round out Alan’s 39 years of experience, he also was employed by the Akron Canton Airport as an Engineer and Assistant Airport Manager, Assistant Portage County Engineer, and as an engineer for the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study.  He has even been an Instructor at the University of Akron, College of Engineering.

Alan is a life long resident of Summit County.  He was born and raised in Springfield, graduating from Springfield High School.  His interest in engineering brought him to the University of Akron, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1971.  Never one to rest, Alan has been doing continuing coursework in Traffic Engineering, Safety Improvements, Earthwork Construction, Water and Wastewater Management and Treatment, Construction Engineering, and Building Plan Review and Inspection.  Alan has been a board member of the County Engineer’s Association of Ohio for the last 8 years.

Alan is taking on some of the big problems in Summit County.  He is calculating the actual load carrying capacity (load rating) for all of Summit County’s bridges to insure they are safe.  He has developed a Traffic Access Management Regulations Manual that is available to all Summit County communities.  Currently, he is developing a Storm Water Management Program that is a voluntary participation by all Summit County townships, villages, and cities.

Alan has been married to Patty Brubaker for the last 43 years.  Alan is a proud husband, father, and grandfather.  The couple resides in Springfield.