JANUARY ASCE BOARD OF DIRECTION MEETING HIGHLIGHTS 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:
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