(Dublin, OH) – Dublin City Manager Megan O’Callaghan has been named the first female chair of the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors.
O’Callaghan was appointed to the Board by Governor Mike DeWine in 2019 and again in 2021. She has previously served as the Board’s vice chair and secretary.
The Board’s mission is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Ohio by providing effective licensure and regulations of professional engineers, professional surveyors and firms offering engineering and surveying services in Ohio.
O’Callaghan is a registered Professional Engineer and attorney in the state of Ohio. Before joining the Dublin team, she worked for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) as the first female Deputy Director responsible for delivering the Department’s annual construction program. She also previously served as Deputy Director for the City of Columbus Department of Public Service, where she managed 700 employees and oversaw the five-year Capital Improvement Program.
O’Callaghan was named Dublin’s sixth City Manager in 2022, and she has been serving in that position since October 1. She has overseen nearly all of the City’s departments and divisions, including Asset Management, Development, Economic Development, Engineering, Finance, Street & Utilities Operations, Parks and Recreation and Transportation & Mobility —a division she created in 2020 to advance the City’s Connected Dublin initiatives and align them with comprehensive transportation and mobility management strategies.
O’Callaghan is a member of the American Public Works Association, International City/County Management Association, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and Ohio City/County Management Association. She serves on the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering Advisory Board at The Ohio State University and on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Nominating Council.
She is President of the Northwest 33 Council of Governments, which founded and leads The Beta District innovation region. O’Callaghan also serves on the Dublin Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees and the Dublin City Schools Business Advisory Council.
O’Callaghan was named Dublin’s COSI STEM Star in 2020 because of her passionate involvement, oversight and management of The Dublin Link pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Scioto River. The unique and sophisticated bridge is a remarkable engineering achievement that has earned national and international accolades.
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