President's Message

KimberlyBrown

By Kimberly Brown, P.E.

President, ASCE Sacramento Section

The school year has ended and many of our student members are moving on to a new career in engineering.  In June, the Younger Member Forum (YMF) hosted their annual BBQ and it was exciting to see the energy our young engineers will bring into the workplace.  I encourage the recent graduates to become involved with the YMF, then the Branches and Sections as they move forward in their careers.

Increase Member Involvement-

The Sacramento Section is looking to fill the Treasurer role for the 2014-2015 term.  In addition, the Capital Branch is looking to fill the President-Elect, Treasurer and Secretary Roles. Serving as an officer at the Branch or Section level is a great way to become more involved with ASCE.

Increase ASCE Legislative Presence-

California passed its budget in the Senate in mid-June. The budget includes funds set aside for a rainy day fund and for infrastructure creation and restoration. Notably, the budget allocates $1.4 million to reinvigorate investigation of seismic faults thought to be active within California, funding for the High Speed Rail 25% Cap and Trade funds on an annual basis, a half billon dollars for transportation infrastructure projects, and funds to implement the Delta Water Plan.

Increase Interaction with Students and Younger Members-

As mentioned above, YMF hosted their annual BBQ social in June where they awarded several scholarships to Civil Engineering students.  In July, YMF attended a Rivercats game.

Increase Interaction with Community-

YMF hosted the 16th annual ASCE Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Granite Bay Country Club.  The tournament supported the local Make-A-Wish foundation.

In closing, I invite each of you to communicate your ideas to the Board of Directors. Please send your thoughts to asce@asce-sacto.org

Sincerely,

Kimberly Brown

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