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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), founded in 1852, is the oldest national professional engineering society in the United States. ASCE is dedicated to the advancement of the individual civil engineer and the advancement of the science and profession of civil engineering through education.
There will be live music, a timeline of ASCE and Civil Engineering History in Oregon and Southwest Washington, and several keynote speakers, including:
- Tim Leavitt, Mayor of Vancouver, WA
- Gregory DiLoreto, ASCE President 2013 and Oregon Section Past President
- Jory Abrams, First Woman President of the ASCE Oregon Section
- And more!
If you are having problems with the registration system, please email firstname.lastname@example.orgINVOLVEMENT IS NEEDED FROM CIVIL ENGINEERS TO INFORM DECISION MAKERS OF THE NEED TO MAINTAIN AND RENEW OUR COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE
If you have not read the “President’s Note” in the February Civil Engineering magazine, take the time to read it. It is entitled “Infrastructure Advocacy: We Need You!” There is an article in the same magazine entitled “The Federal Gas Tax: How Much. How Much Longer?” that is also relevant to the need for engagement as engineers.
What is happening at your local government level that needs attention as infrastructure advocates? As an example: Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), Mayor Hales and Commissioner Novick are looking at maintenance and safety needs and funding options. There are four town halls scheduled as follows: Wed. 4/16: 6:30 – 8:30 at Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization, 10301 NE Glisan; Thur. 4/17: 6:30 – 8:30 at Kaiser Permanente Town Hall, 3704 N Interstate Ave.; Thur. 4/24: 6:30 – 8:30 at Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy; and Thur. 5/1: 6:30 – 8:30 at Woodstock School, 5601 SE 50th Ave. There is more information and the opportunity to complete an online survey by visiting www.ourstreetspdx.com.
Let us know what is happening in your local jurisdiction that needs ASCE membership engagement as advocates. Speaking of participation – contact email@example.com with your interest in the Government Relations Committee.
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