The Central Ohio Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is recognizing Dublin Deputy City Manager/Chief Finance and Development Officer Megan O’Callaghan as 2021 Outstanding Civil Engineer of Central Ohio.
The Outstanding Civil Engineer of Central Ohio is award annually to an outstanding civil engineer who meets the following qualifications:
- Practices or teaches civil engineering in Central Ohio
- Must have made a significant contribution to civil engineering profession during the last year
- One who exemplifies the public image and perception of the civil engineer and its profession
Megan O’Callaghan, P.E., Esq. has been serving the City of Dublin since 2013, when she was hired as the City’s Public Service Director. She also served as Deputy City Manager/Chief Operating Officer before being named Deputy City Manager/Chief Finance and Development Officer in January 2021. Among her responsibilities in the City, O’Callaghan has led the Engineering Division, instituted the Transportation & Mobility division and oversaw the construction of The Dublin Link pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Scioto River, which opened in March 2020 and has won numerous national and international awards.
Prior to the City of Dublin, O’Callaghan worked at the Ohio Department of Transportation and the City of Columbus. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University 1998 and her Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, from Capital University Law School in 2004.
About ASCE Central Ohio
The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society. The Central Ohio Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers was founded in Columbus, Ohio, in 1921.
Most of the members of the section either live or work in the greater Columbus area. However, the geographic limits of the section extend a little way to the north and west from Columbus, and include all of Southeast Ohio. This includes the cities of Marion, Delaware, Bellefontaine, Marysville, Washington Court House, Chillicothe, Portsmouth, Lancaster, Athens, Marietta, Newark, Zanesville, Cambridge, and St. Clairsville.
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