SEPTEMBER ASCE BOARD OF DIRECTION MEETING HIGHLIGHTS Historically Diverse Board Meets at Convention, Approves Region Realignment
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 Sept. 27-28 Board meeting in Portland, OR, held in conjunction with the ASCE 2016 Convention. ASCE’s incoming officers participated in the Board meeting as observers and were formally installed Sept. 30 at the annual business meeting. With the new officers, the Board membership now includes six women, making it the most diverse Board in Society history.
Highlights of the Board meeting included:
• Receiving recommendations from the special Raise the Bar Review Task Committee (see story in ASCE News).
• Approving recommendations from the Task Committee on Geographic Boundaries, including the reassignment of Mexico from Region 10 to Region 6, the reassignment of Canada from Region 10 to regions 1, 3, or 8, depending on the provinces’ locations, and reassignment of Puerto Rico from Region 1 to Region 5. In addition, the Board authorized a Constitutional amendment to add a third Technical Region Director to the Board, to be placed on the 2017 election ballot for a vote by the overall ASCE membership.
• Engaging in 2016 Convention activities, including sessions such as the Industry Leaders Forum discussion on the ASCE Grand Challenge, keynote speakers, and technical tours. Directors joined attendees to get a sneak peek at the new IMAX film, Dream Big: Engineering Our World, set for release in February. The film is being produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films in partnership with ASCE, and is presented by Bechtel. Portland proved to be a wonderful host city, particularly well-situated for some of the major civil engineering issues facing our industry, including those involving sustainability and resilience.
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REGION 9 NEWS ASCE 2016 Convention brings members from around the world together in Portland
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ASCE student members from the UCLA and USC were among the attendees at the ASCE 2016 Convention, Sept. 28 through Oct. 1, in Portland, OR. Explore all of the activities at the convention as covered in ASCE News.
REGION 9 NEWS Infrastructure initiatives on the ballot in California
Voters in several states and localities, Nov. 8, will decide on initiatives that would directly or indirectly enhance funding for infrastructure projects.
In California, Proposition 53 asks voters to consider how projects funded via bonds are approved.