February 2017    

Board Meets, Official President-Elect Nominees Selected

Jay Higgins, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE, your Region 9 Director, is a member of the Los Angeles Section. 
Jay represented you at the Jan. 12 Board meeting in Los Angeles.

For the incoming officers who were installed Sept. 30 of last year, this marked their first meeting as voting Board members. They attended the September Board meeting as observers.

Highlights of the Board meeting included:
•    The Nominating Committee selected Kancheepuram (Guna) N. Gunalan, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE., F.ASCE, and Robin A. Kemper, P.E., LEED AP, F.SEI, F.ASCE, as the Official Nominees for 2018 ASCE president-elect. The Society’s election will be conducted May 1 through June 1 via online balloting. (see story in ASCE News).
•    In other news, the Board approved inclusion of an ASCE Constitutional amendment on the election ballot, giving members the opportunity to vote on increasing the size of the Board by one to allow the third Technical Region Director a voting seat on the Board.
•    The 2017 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure is scheduled for release, Thursday, March 9. The Board approved a request to incorporate the Key Solutions as part of the Report Card. The Key Solutions encourage bold leadership, thoughtful planning, and a strategic, sustained investment in infrastructure to restore aging systems and build needed new ones.
•    The Board engaged in a robust strategic planning discussion, looking forward to a full day of planning scheduled for the July meeting.
The next Board meeting is scheduled for March in conjunction with the 2017 OPAL Gala, Legislative Fly-In, and other Society activities in the Washington, DC, area.

Congratulations to Region 9’s latest ASCE Fellows and ASCE Award Winners:

Ramin Golesorkhi, Ph.D., G.E., P.E., F.ASCE – Fellow 
Douglas J. Sereno, P.E., D.PE, ENV SP, F.ASCE – 2016 William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award
City of Burbank (CA) Water and Power EcoCampus – 2016 ASCE Innovation in Sustainable Engineering Award

To share your views or provide ideas on how ASCE can better serve its members and the profession, email Jay.  

Great outreach event or other activity? Let the whole Region know!

If you’re a local ASCE leader and your Section, Branch, Younger Member Group, or Student Chapter has staged any special events, engaged in outreach from grade-school kids to lawmakers, done charity work, fund raising or anything of the sort, let ASCEnews Weekly know and we may include it in next month’s Region report. You may already have written about it and posted pictures in your newsletter, website, or social media. Share the details and any photos at asce.org/localnews. Got questions? Write to submissions@asce.org.

See the other Region reports for February
If you live adjacent to a Section in a different Region, or are merely interested in the other Region reports for February, click on each to view them:
Region 1   Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section, Buffalo Section, Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers Section, Ithaca Section, Maine Section, Metropolitan Section, Mohawk-Hudson Section, New Hampshire Section, New Jersey Section, Puerto Rico Section, Rhode Island Section, Rochester Section, Syracuse Section, Vermont Section 

Region 2   Central Pennsylvania Section, Delaware Section, Lehigh Valley Section, Maryland Section, National Capital Section, Philadelphia Section, Pittsburgh Section

Region 3   Akron-Canton Section, Central Illinois Section, Central Ohio Section, Cincinnati Section, Cleveland Section, Dayton Section, Duluth Section, Illinois Section, Michigan Section, Minnesota Section, North Dakota Section, Quad Cities Section, Toledo Section, Wisconsin Section

Region 4   Arkansas Section, Indiana Section, Kentucky Section, North Carolina Section, South Carolina Section, Tennessee Section, Virginia Section, West Virginia Section

Region 5   Alabama Section, Florida Section, Georgia Section, Louisiana Section, Mississippi Section
Region 6   New Mexico Section, Oklahoma Section, Texas Section

Region 7   Colorado Section, Iowa Section, Kansas City Section, Kansas Section, Nebraska Section, South Dakota Section, St. Louis Section, Wyoming Section

Region 8   Alaska Section, Arizona Section, Columbia Section, Hawaii Section, Inland Empire Section, Montana Section, Nevada Section, Oregon Section, Seattle Section, Southern Idaho Section, Tacoma-Olympia Section, Utah Section

Region 9   Los Angeles Section, Sacramento Section, San Diego Section, San Francisco Section

Region 10  All International Sections, Branches, and Groups

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