President’s Message

 ASCE President Kacey Paul, P.E.

ASCE President Kacey Paul, P.E.

I would like to start off by saying that I am honored to serve as your President for ASCE Austin Branch for the coming year.  I would also like to congratulate and welcome my fellow board members and committee chairs and thank them for their hard work and dedication.  I have a number of goals for this year and I am looking forward to working with each of them.  I would also like to thank our outgoing President, Glenn Goldstein, for his leadership and dedication to our organization over the last several years.

ASCE is an organization dedicated to advancing Civil Engineering around the world.  From inspiring today’s youth to educating lawmakers to weighing in on engineering emergencies, ASCE is at the forefront.  This is an exciting time to be a Civil Engineer and I am honored and proud to be part of an organization doing their best to promote the profession that I love!

Here are just a few of the exciting things we have going on right now:

  • Engineering Blitz – Oct 17 & 18 @ Kealing Middle School - help us inspire the next generation of engineers!

  • Awards season – I encourage you all to submit nominations for one or both of the following:

    • 2019 ASCE Austin Branch Civil Engineer of the Year

    • 2019 Texas Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Awards

  • Central Texas Food Bank – we will have monetary donation boxes for the Central Texas Food Bank available at the next few luncheons.

  • Legislative Drive-In and Government Relations Committee – we are gearing up for our 2nd Legislative Drive-In in February.  This is a chance to help lawmakers guide policy regarding infrastructure and professional practices in Texas.

  • Member Survey - We are dedicated to providing the best value and service to our members and we want to hear from you.  For those of you have already taken the survey, thank you.  For those who have not had a chance, you can do so by clicking here.

With the number of goals we have for the coming year, there is no shortage of opportunities to be part of that.  Please contact me at to find out how you can get involved and/or with any ideas or suggestions for the coming year.

I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming luncheon on October 23 where we will hear from the City of Austin on the newly adopted Atlas 14 and how the City will be approaching it.