Seattle Section Cenntenial Posters

When: May 1 - 31
Where: ASCE Seattle Section Centennial Posters are on view at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks Administration Building every day from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in May, in honor of the centennial of the Locks and the Lake Washington Ship Canal.

History and Heritage Meeting

When: April 29, 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Panera Bread, Northgate Mall.

YMF - Community Service Event

When: April 29, 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.
What: Rebuilding Together serves low-income homeowners who are elderly, living with disability, families with children, or veterans in need. On April 29th, 2017, ASCE member volunteers will take part in Rebuilding Together Seattle's Spring Rebuilding Day. On this day, we will work together to improve the safety and health of a home in need in the Columbia City area. Please consider joining us!

Volunteers will be provided with doughnuts and coffee, lunch and water. Also, volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, sturdy boots, and any other gear to work in rain or shine.

Contact Jessica Aguilar at jessica.aguilar@abam.com if interested.

YMF - Gold Tournament

When: August 18
Where: Willows Run Golf Course - Eagle's Talon. 10402 Willows Road NE, Redmond
What: Get ready for this year's golf tournament! Please keep an eye out for more information to come.

Any interested sponsors and for more information on the event, contact Matt Thomas at

matt.thomas@transpogroup.com.

Rebuilding Together

When: April 29, 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.
What: Rebuilding Together Volunteer Day April 29th, 2017 8am to 4pm.

Rebuilding Together is tackling two projects this year! Rebuilding Together serves low-income homeowners who are elderly, living with disability, families with children, or veterans in need. On April 29th, 2017, ASCE member volunteers will take part in Rebuilding Together Seattle's Spring Rebuilding Day. On this day, we will work together to improve the safety and health of a home in need in the Columbia City area. Please consider joining us on this day!

The event is from 8 am to 4 pm, and volunteers will be provided with doughnuts and coffee, lunch, and water. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, sturdy boots, and any other gear to work in, rain or shine. Contact Jessica Aguilar at jessica.aguilar@abam.com if interested.

Ballard Locks Centennial Celebration (July 2017)

Please note that ASCE is working to participate in a celebration of the Ballard Lock Centennial. More information is coming soon. For now see http://www.ballardlocks.org/events.html for more information

Seattle Section Meeting Register Online

When: May 10, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: 116 Fairview Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 (Map)
What: Please join us for the ASCE Seattle Section meeting in May! It will be at Mirabella. There will be a social hour, followed by dinner and a presentation. There is parking available on the street or in nearby parking lots (no parking available at Mirabella). There is construction happening in the area, so parking options are more limited. This parking map from SDOT may help you plan your trip.

5:30 Social Hour
6:00 Dinner
6:30 Program

$45 ($40 early bird) for General Admission
$20 ($15 early bird) for students, and free agents
Early bird rates end after Wednesday, May 3.

Registration closes Sunday, May 7.

Celebration of Student and Life Members and State Legislature Update

This special dinner program features ASCE Student and Life Members and an update on legislative activities in Washington.

The program will begin with presentations on current activities in the Washington State Legislature from Dr. Conrad Felice and Clifford A. Webster.

We will continue with presentations from the student paper award winners from Seattle University and the University of Washington. Awards will be given following the student presentations. This is a great opportunity to see the new challenges our current students are taking on and to show support for the students as they embark on their careers.

The evening will wind down with honoring 2017 ASCE Life Members. A Life Member is an individual who has made a lifetime commitment to ASCE and the civil engineering profession by remaining a member for the full length of their professional career. Life members have been dues paying members for at least 35 years and have had a minimum of 10 years of continuous membership.

Please come support your fellow ASCE members in their achievements!

About the Speakers

Dr. Conrad Felice, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng., D.GE., F.ASCE is an ASCE Fellow, the Managing Principal at C. W. Felice, LLC and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil & Coastal Engineer at the University of Florida. He is a professional engineer registered in 17 states and four Provinces in Canada. Dr. Felice is a retired U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering Officer with 27 years of service and held the rank of Lt Col. For 2017 he was the Washington State Leader for the annual ASCE Legislative Fly-In. He is the current chair of AFF60, the tunnel and underground structures committee of the Transportation Research Board is a past member of the Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering for the National Research Council, U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Academically he earned a B.S. and Ph.D., in civil engineering from Ohio University and the University of Utah, respectively and a M.S. in facilities management from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Clifford A. Webster has represented businesses and business and professional trade associations before the state legislature and a variety of state agencies on matters related to taxation, liability, health care, communications, insurance, transportation, environmental regulation, government procurement, business regulation and professional licensing. Mr. Webster also has worked on a number of ballot measures in the last decade–Initiative I-330 (Medical Malpractice Reform); Referendum 67 (Insurance); Initiative 1107 (Food & Beverage Taxes); Initiative 522 (GMO Labeling). Mr. Webster is chairman of the Washington Liability Reform Coalition and served on the board of directors of the American Tort Reform Association. In 2004, he served a one-year term as chairman of SCG Legal. He is a former member of Seattle’s ACT Theatre board of trustees. Mr. Webster authors the Washington chapter of Lobbying, PACs and Campaign Finance: 50 State Handbook, published by WEST/Thomson Reuters.

Dinner will be a buffet chosen by Mirabella’s Chef, to include 2 entrees, 1 vegetable, 1 starch, 1 salad, dinner rolls and dessert.

Special accommodations for meals are available upon request.
If you have any food allergies or require special accommodations, please contact Katie Sultani-Wright (kvswright@glosten.com) or enter information during registration.

Attendees must preregister; there will be no on-site registration. Contact the House and Hospitality Committee to make other payment arrangements.

ASCE Legislative Committee - Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Needs

ASCE Seattle Section is searching for candidates to fill the role of chairperson of the Legislative Committee. The new State Advocacy Captain is Dr. Conrad Felice.

Candidates for volunteer positions at the local level should have the following qualities and be willing to perform the duties described.
  • Be a leader in the engineering profession and have sound understanding of all aspects of the engineering profession.
  • Understanding of the legislative process and can follow the bills and other initiatives that move across Washington State
  • Communicate frequently and work with the Architects and Engineers Legislative Council to influence our elected leaders regarding the issues ASCE and today's engineers are facing
  • Educate and communicate current legislative issues with the ASCE Seattle membership
  • Educate local and state elected officials on important engineering issues
  • Work with key Washington funding groups and programs to support legislation that is vital to the engineering profession
  • Work with a volunteer committee of engineers to organize events regarding key local legislative issues.
  • Participate in National Level training and fly to Washington DC to participate in a political process where you can share with members of congress your engineering perspective on structures, transportation, water resources, energy, to name a few to help influence program legislation. (Funding for travel, training and accommodations provided to selected volunteers.)
Submit an email to the Seattle Board as soon as practical for a committee role and inform us if you want to attend the November 14th training program in Washington D.C. A second training event will be held in May, 2017 in D.C.

Below is a description of the work that the Legislative Committee participates in.

The Legislative Committee functions in the political arena. The committee can become active in federal, state, county or other governmental issues that are of interest to the profession (such as university engineering budget considerations, issues that affect the practice of or employment of civil engineers, and environmental issues of significance to the profession). The committee is responsible for disseminating information from the AELC pertaining to state legislation. In recent years, the chair of the Legislative Committee has also been the AELC representative. If they are different, the Legislative Committee chair is an alternate to the AELC and shall be responsible for keeping abreast of current activities of the AELC.

The committee reviews proposed legislation and comments on it with regards to its effect on the civil engineering profession. The committee may request the Board take an official stance on certain legislation that is being proposed as appropriate. The committee and its members may also be called upon to testify at Legislative hearings or for other governmental committees (it must be noted that if such testimony is not previously approved by the Board or general membership, such testimony cannot represent the official position of the Seattle Section and is as an individual). The committee should work toward establishing a key contact group of members of the Society who have contacts with elected officials and who would be available to communicate the position of the Section. The committee is generally active prior to and during the sessions of the state legislature. The committee at times seeks the advice of other Section committees that may be more versed on a particular legislation topic. The committee typically sends at least one representative to the Society's annual Legislative Fly-In in Washington D.C.

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Events

Seattle Section Cenntenial Posters
May 1 - 31

History and Heritage Meeting
April 29, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

YMF - Community Service Event
April 29, 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Rebuilding Together
April 29, 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Seattle Section Meeting Register Online
May 10, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

YMF - Gold Tournament
August 18, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

ASCE Legislative Committee - Volunteers Needed

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