ASCE WRE Speaker Session

When: Thursday, July 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Where: Osborn Consulting's Office in Bellevue, 1800 112th Ave NE #220E, Bellevue, WA 98004
Logistics: Please bring your own lunch and contact with questions.
Title: West Point Treatment Plant Flood & Restoration Effort
Speaker:Richard Pearson, P.E.

The presentation will be a summary of the February 2017 flood event, impacts to the facility and environment and the restoration effort at King County's West Point Treatment Facility initially presented at the 2018 AWWA Conference in Tacoma, WA.

Richard is a senior instrument and control systems engineer with Jacobs' Buildings, Infrastructure & Advanced Facilities Group in Seattle, Washington. He has more than 30 years of design, construction startup and optimization of process instrumentation and control systems. He has been with CH2M/Jacobs for six years. Prior to that he was a Process Control Engineer at the Scott Paper/Kimberly-Clark Pulp & Paper Mill in Everett WA.

North Branch Brewers Cruise Event RSVP by 7/11

When: Wednesday, August 1
We are excited to tell you that our next "dinner meeting" will be the Bellingham Bay Brewers Cruise on Wednesday, August 1. Join us for an evening on the water and get to know more about your fellow North Branch members.

The cruise will depart from the Alaska Ferry Terminal in Fairhaven at 6:30pm. It is requested that we check in 30 minutes prior to departure. The cruise will continue around Bellingham Bay and Chuckanut Bay and return to the terminal at 8:00pm.

It is important that we have a head count. If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP to by close of business on Friday, July 13. The member price for this event will be $20, payable as cash or check at the event.

After July 13, if there are available spots, we will open the extra tickets to a "plus 1" at the regular price of $39.

Additional information is available here:

We hope to see you there!

ASCE Legislative Committee - Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Needs

ASCE Seattle Section is searching for volunteers to assist with the Legislative Affairs Committee. The level of Involvement can vary and and can include providing engineering judgement on current legislative issues to assisting with lobbying.

The new Committee Chairperson is Savannah Linders and the new State Advocacy Captain is Dr. Conrad Felice.

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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ASCE WRE Speaker Serices
July 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Osborn Consulting, Bellevue

North Branch Brewers Cruise RSVP
August 1, 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Alaska Ferry Terminal, Fairhaven

ASCE Legislative Committee - Volunteers Needed