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Paula J. Trigg, P.E.
Director of Transportation | County Engineer

Paula was appointed County Engineer and Director of Transportation in September 2012. She joined the professional management team at the Lake County Division of Transportation in 2006 as Director of Planning and Programming. Paula's experience at the Division of Transportation includes managing the DOT's public meetings and hearings process, assisting in the development of the DOT's annual, 5-year and 20-year programs, and coordinating projects and issues with regional and state agencies, county departments and local governments.

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
  • Rails to Trails Conservancy
  • Transportation Research Board
  • American Public Works Association (APWA)
  • Illinois Association of County Engineers (IACE)
  • American Road and Transportation Builders Association
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Illinois Society of Professional Engineers
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • National Association of County Engineers (NACE)
  • Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Illinois

Experience 

  • Director of Planning and Programming, Lake County Division of Transportation
  • Assistant City Engineer, City of Lake Forest
  • Project Manager, McClure Engineering
  • Civil Engineer and City Engineer, City of Waukegan

Education

  • BSCE, Michigan Technological University

Other

  • IPSI Public Service Institute, Focus on Leadership
  • Federal Highway Administration, Travel Demand to Mitigate Congestion
  • Illinois Department of Transportation, Local Roads Programming and Agreements
  • National Highway Institute, Urban Travel Demand Forecasting
  • National Highway Institute, Transportation Conformity
  • Northwestern University, Traffic Management of Land Development

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