Keith Browning Named New Local Road Engineer at KAC

November 16, 2020 

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Keith Browning Named New Local Road Engineer at KAC


Topeka, Kan. - The Kansas Association of Counties is pleased to introduce our newest staff member, Keith Browning, who will serve as the new Local Road Engineer. Mr. Browning began his new position on Monday, November 2, 2020. He is replacing Norm Bowers who retired in May 2020.

 Keith served as Public Works Director/County Engineer for Douglas County from October 1998 to June 2020. Prior to 1998, he served seven years as Chief Design Engineer for Douglas County Public Works. During his 37-year professional career, Keith has held engineering positions with Johnson County Public Works, Coffey County Highway Department, and Oklahoma Department of Transportation, and as a private engineering consultant.

 He earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering and Business Administration from the University of Kansas. Keith has been an active member of the Kansas County Highway Association serving as the association’s President in 2007, as well as serving on several committees.

“I look forward to being on the road again -- hopefully in-person one day soon -- working in my new position with KAC’s county members,” shared Keith. “It will be good to reacquaint with old colleagues and meet new ones as we work together to successfully ‘pave the way forward’ in the new year.”

 In his new role, Keith will coordinate county road issues at the state level, enhance communications between counties and public agencies, and serve as a resource person on road items. He will work on transportation-related road and bridge issues, as well as a resource for county issues such as solid waste, organizational structure, position descriptions, and public relations.

 Keith and his wife, Theresa, live at Douglas State Fishing Lake located just north of Baldwin City. 

The Kansas Association of Counties is a quasi-public agency, which seeks to advance the public interest by promoting effective, responsive county government in Kansas. Founded in 1975, as an instrumentality of its member counties, KAC serves county governments through: legislative representation, technical assistance, leadership, and professional education.