President's Message

Well, here we are; it’s already December and we’re heading into a new year. There is a stark contrast between now and where we were during the 2008 recession. We are all living through an exciting time to be a Civil Engineer. Projects are being funded, innovation is prolific, and quality engineers are in demand. I think we have a great deal to be proud of and thankful for.

So, let’s pass some of our good fortune on. Please seriously consider contributing to our Golze Scholarship. Our hard-working scholarship committee was able to raise over $70,000 for scholarships last year through the generous donations of your members and their companies.  Please help us push our mission to the next level as we strive to help deserving students afford college. With looming taxes on graduate stipends and student loans while tuition costs continue to climb, students need our help now more than at any time in recent history.

In addition to the Golze Scholarship, your Sacramento Section leadership team is ramping up its efforts to develop a new Infrastructure Report Card. As I’m sure most of you are aware, this document is used at the highest levels of government to lobby for infrastructure improvement. Although many public projects are moving forward with an improved economy, we will need significant future funding to restore, replace, and build our roads, rails, airports, sewers, seaports, energy facilities or whatever it is you design, build, manage, maintain or simply use. We are therefore looking for individuals in both the public and private sectors to help us develop the report card or provide us valuable insight.  Please contact David Schwegel to help.   

Your Sacramento Section Board appreciates all that you do to advance our profession.  Please join us as we accelerate into the new year.     

Kind Regards, 

 

Adam J. Killinger, PE, GE
Sacramento Section President 2017-2018