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President’s Message

 ASCE President Kacey Paul, P.E.

ASCE President Kacey Paul, P.E.

Greetings all and Happy December!

With the holiday season upon us, 2018 is coming to a close.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the Austin Branch members, volunteers, officers, and committee chairs for making ASCE such a special organization to be a part of. Thank you for making this past year a success! Through my journey with ASCE Austin Chapter, I have met so many wonderful engineers.  I am grateful for the opportunity to be engaged in this organization and profession and proud to be part of this organization.  I will continue to work to advance our profession in 2019.  As you think about upcoming New Year’s resolutions, please consider a professional one – becoming more involved with ASCE! It is easy, fun, rewarding and appreciated.

This past month brought great news for the Austin-area engineering and construction community. $925 million passed in bond propositions!  Stay tuned for more information regarding these propositions and our community and check out the website here.

At this month's Branch meeting, we feature our annual Ethics presentation conducted by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. We are also continuing to collect contributions towards the Capital Area Food Bank, which the branch will be matching dollar-for-dollar, so be on the lookout for donation boxes at each table or donate using your credit card at the registration table.  For every $1 donated, the food bank can turn that into 12 meals. Thank you to everyone who contributed last month!

We continue our search for the individual who we will be honored to call the 2019 Civil Engineer of the Year. Nominations are open for a short time and this award will be presented during February's Texas Society of Professional Engineers’ banquet. Look for nomination forms on our website.

The New Year will bring many new opportunities and activities at the Austin Branch including our Legislative Drive-In in Austin, our student outreach activities, loads of events during Engineers Week in February and many more. Please contact me anytime (830-798-6265, or another officer or committee member if you like to be more involved in any of these activities. Share your talents and give back to the profession and community.

I wish each of you a joyous and safe holiday season and Happy New Year!