Summer is here in Central Texas and I’m looking forward to our June luncheon. The Austin Branch will have the privilege of honoring five of its longtime members who have achieved Life Member status within ASCE. 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. Please be sure to meet and congratulate them at the meeting.

We will also be announcing and voting in our new 2018-2019 ASCE Austin Board of Direction. Our current Board will wrap up their tenure throughout the summer and the new Board will be installed in September. We’ve had a successful and eventful 2017-2018 and I look forward to another with an enthusiastic new group at the helm. I’m excited for Kacey Paul, PE, CFM to lead the Branch as your new President. Kacey is well prepared to take on the responsibilities for our Branch and has served our community for a long time. I know the coming year will be a terrific success filled with new challenges and exciting endeavors. 

We are currently recruiting committee chairs and members for the upcoming year. Please contact Kacey ( or myself ( to let us know of your interest. Find out how you can plug in and start working with other engineers to make a difference in our community. Don’t forget that if you have an idea that your professional society can implement for your benefit or for the benefit of the engineering community, we would like to hear from you.

As I wind down my sixth year on the Board, I would like to extend a big thank you to our current board members and committee members for their ASCE service this past year. Our success is a direct result of their contributions and we could not have provided the services to our community without the help of these great volunteers. I would like to thank the Austin Branch membership for your continued support of ASCE. I have valued the opportunity to serve as your Austin Branch President.

I'd like to remind all of our members that we will not be hosting luncheons in July and August and will reconvene in September. We wish you all an enjoyable summer!