Congratulations to Jason Femrite, who has been named the 2022 Engineer of the Year Award recipient from the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers (MnSPE). The MnSPE Engineer of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievements by an MnSPE member to the advancement and improvement of the engineering profession, public welfare, and service to mankind. The recognition was announced on April 25 at the Engineers Week PE Celebration event in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Jason began his engineering career at Bolton & Menk in 1995 as an intern and, after graduating from the University of Minnesota, quickly found his niche, helping small communities fix infrastructure issues. He excels in project administration, planning, project conception, preliminary engineering reports, and financing of capital improvements. Jason has extensive experience both as a municipal engineer and with private site development within many communities in Southern Minnesota. He is also involved in the firm’s Mentorship Program, providing guidance and support to younger engineers at Bolton & Menk.
Jason is a long-time member of the National and Minnesota Chapters of the National Society of Professional Engineers. He has served in various officer positions for the Minnesota Chapter, including president and treasurer for the Traverse Des Sioux Chapter as well as holding a board membership. He currently serves as the Director of the Young Engineers Liaison for the Minnesota Chapter and volunteers for area STEAM events.
Jason is involved in multiple organizations within the Mankato area to help those in need. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Feeding our Community Partners, a charitable organization that strives to eliminate childhood hunger by providing meals to students for weekends or breaks from school. As a board member, he lends his talents to organizing fundraising events and gathering volunteers to help him pack food for area children.
Passionate about the waters in Southern Minnesota, Jason also serves on the Lake Washington Improvement Association. His work for this organization has improved not only the water quality of Lake Washington, but also the property values of those who reside on the lake as well. Under his leadership, this organization has ensured Clean Water Partnership for the area, installed storm sirens, educated property owners, leased land for a watershed pond to improve water quality flowing into the lake, and much more.