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Tompkins earns life member certificate

Published: Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 12:51 p.m. CST

Baxter & Woodman Inc. Consulting Engineers announced that Ralph B. Tompkins, PE, F-ITE, received the Life Member Certificate from the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Tompkins, of DeKalb, has been an active institute member for more than 25 years.

The Institute of Transportation Engineers is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. ITE promotes professional development of its members, supports and encourages education, stimulates research, develops public awareness programs and serves as a conduit for the exchange of professional information.

Tompkins has 41 years of experience in the engineering industry, with 28 of those years in the City of DeKalb Public Works Department, culminating in his appointment as public works/city engineer. Tompkins’ most notable accomplishments include development of a state-of-the-art Geographic Information System; development of the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport into one of the leading general aviation airports in the state; development and implementation of the annual five-year capital improvement plan; and establishment of the engineering division of the public works department of the city of DeKalb.

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