Bryan Bross, PE, RG, of Klingner & Associates, P.C. (Klingner) has been awarded the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Community Service Award.

This national award honors outstanding professionals who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to their communities through community service. Nominees were submitted by state member organizations from across the country, with no more than five individuals to be honored.

Bross, who is the regional manager of Klingner’s Burlington office, has been highly active in the community over the years – previously in Hannibal, Mo., and now in Burlington, Iowa. Organizations with which he has been involved include: Burlington Noon Lions Club (Member), Lions Clubs of Iowa Council (Chairperson), Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce (Former Board of Directors), Burlington Community School District (Former Director, Vice President, and President), Burlington Planning Commission (Chair), Burlington Area YMCA (Board of Directors), Junior Achievement (Former Volunteer), Great River Christian School (Former Board President), RiverPark Place Condominium Association (Facility Director), and New Life Family Church (Elder and Former Treasurer).

He has also given his time to several notable events, including Burlington Noon Lions Club’s annual Oktoberfest (Chairperson), the Boy Scouts of America “Top Shot” fundraiser (Former Co-Chair), B-Town in the Park (Volunteer), and regular eye screenings for local children through the Burlington Noon Lions Club (Volunteer).

“Service to others is the rent we pay for our place on this earth,” said Bross. “I truly believe that we can be better people when we serve others and give of our time without any expectations in return. It is more blessed to give than receive.”

Bross has been an environmental engineer with Klingner for 28 years. His professional organizations include the Association of Engineering Geologists, Society of American Military Engineers, Iowa Groundwater Association, and ACEC-Iowa. He holds a bachelor of science in geological engineering from University of Missouri – Rolla; a master of engineering in geotechnics from Missouri University of Science & Technology; and is a licensed engineer in Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa.

The award will be presented to Bross at the ACEC Fall Conference, October 16-19 in Colorado Springs, Colo.