MINOT – It takes a lot to engineer an entire city, and Minot has a lot of moving parts.
City Engineer Lance Meyer was born and raised in Minot, attending Bishop Ryan High School and North Dakota State University to get a degree in civil engineering.
“I lived in Minneapolis for a couple years, working in consulting,” said Meyer. “I moved back home in ‘09 when the assistant city engineer position became available.”
In 2011, Meyer got the job as city engineer, which oversees two divisions. The first division is engineering services, which is responsible for the majority of the city’s road construction projects and special assessment districts for water, sewer, and storm. The second division is the traffic division, which handles traffic signals, streetlights, pavement markings, and street improvements such as big pavement and reconstruction projects.
“We don’t handle NAWS, we don’t handle flood control projects,” Meyer clarified. “Those are done by public works. They get a little mixed. I work with them every day.”
Meyer said he enjoys computer gaming, watching college football, and spending time with his two sons and wife.