Becky has been a part of the Washtenaw County Road Commission family for a long time. She first started coming to WCRC as a kid, accompanying her dad on take-your-child-to-work days. Something must have stuck all those years ago because Becky is coming up on her 20 anniversary with WCRC!
Becky officially joined as an employee in 2001 as an engineering support clerk. After a few years in the position, she began to have an interest in learning more about fieldwork. In December 2009, Becky was promoted to a dual role where she served as the engineering support clerk and an engineering technician. In December 2011, Becky was promoted to a full-time engineering technician in the Traffic & Safety Section of the Engineering Department.
In her current role, she oversees pavement markings, inspects projects during construction season and investigates fatal crashes to determine if improvements can be made to prevent a crash from occurring in the future. Becky enjoys her current role, including the variety of projects she is involved with, seeing these projects from start to finish and the team she gets to work with. She also loves that her job allows her to split her time between the office and the field.
Becky is a life-long learner. She enrolled in college before starting at WCRC and with the help of WCRC’s tuition reimbursement program, Becky earned three associate’s degrees from Washtenaw Community College before finishing her bachelor’s degree in Construction Management at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) in 2019. After completing her bachelor’s, she quickly enrolled in EMU’s Master of Engineering Management Program. Becky plans to finish her master’s degree this December and swears she isn’t going for a Ph.D. (something tells us she won’t be able to stay away from school for long).
Becky’s advice for people interested in working at WCRC or any road agency is to, “take advantage of the opportunities that are offered to you, such as the tuition reimbursement program. Also, don’t be afraid to start at the bottom and work your way up.”
In her spare time, Becky enjoys spending time with her husband and fur babies, Dude and Critter, reading, welding yard art and off–roading in her Jeep.
Becky is a hardworking and driven individual. She is a wealth of knowledge and a true asset to our organization. We are very lucky to have Becky as part of our WCRC family.
If you are interested in learning more about working at WCRC, click here to visit our Employment Page and apply today!
Julie N., sign shop foreman and Becky H. (right) both graduated with their bachelor’s from EMU in 2019.