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Paula J. Trigg, P.E.
Director of Transportation | County Engineer

Paula was appointed County Engineer and Director of Transportation in September 2012. She joined the professional management team at the Lake County Division of Transportation in 2006 as Director of Planning and Programming. Paula's experience at the Division of Transportation includes managing the DOT's public meetings and hearings process, assisting in the development of the DOT's annual, 5-year and 20-year programs, and coordinating projects and issues with regional and state agencies, county departments and local governments.
  • Memberships and Professional Affiliations
    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
    Rails to Trails Conservancy
    Transportation Research Board
    American Public Works Association (APWA)
    Illinois Association of County Engineers (IACE)
    American Road and Transportation Builders Association
    American Society of Civil Engineers
    Illinois Society of Professional Engineers
    Institute of Transportation Engineers
    National Association of County Engineers (NACE)
    Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Illinois
  • Experience
    Director of Planning and Programming, Lake County Division of Transportation
    Assistant City Engineer, City of Lake Forest
    Project Manager, McClure Engineering
    Civil Engineer and City Engineer, City of Waukegan
  • Education
    BSCE, Michigan Technological University


  • Other
    IPSI Public Service Institute, Focus on Leadership
    Federal Highway Administration, Travel Demand to Mitigate Congestion
    Illinois Department of Transportation, Local Roads Programming and Agreements
    National Highway Institute, Urban Travel Demand Forecasting
    National Highway Institute, Transportation Conformity
    Northwestern University, Traffic Management of Land Development
Contact Information
600 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville, Illinois 60048