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Employee News

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SALT is happy to announce Steven Lam as the new Assistant Plans Engineer. Steven started January 11th. This position was most recently held by Chelsey Palmateer.

Steven is originally from Naperville, IL near Chicago. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering. During college, he held an IT position for the Civil Engineering department and operated an online electronics store from his dorm room. After graduating college, he moved to Fort Wayne, IN to work for the City of Fort Wayne for one year as a CAD drafter. Most recently, he was at the Indiana Department of Transportation as a Traffic Engineer for a little under two years. On days off he enjoys traveling. He's been to cities across the country but his favorite experiences were in Seattle and New York City. He is looking forward to travel again once the world returns to normal.


Congratulations to Merry Daher and Lynnette Roshell. Both were awarded the Outstanding Service Award at the 2021 MCEA January conference. Merry Daher worked at MnDOT for 34 years and retired in July 2019 and worked with State Aid under the MnDOT PRO (Post Retirement Option) plan through 2020. Lynnette Roshell worked for MnDOT for 32 years and retired in September 2020 and is currently working with State Aid under MnDOT PRO plan.