ASCE Sacramento Section President’s Message

I hope everyone in the Section is doing well and are staying healthy! Many in person conferences and meetings have been canceled or have moved to webinars. I would like to highlight successful remote events that occurred in our Sacramento Section in May and June. 

The Environmental Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Sacramento Chapter hosted a free evening webinar presentation in May on Colorado River Basin Governance, Decision Making, and Alternative Approaches by Rich Juricich, Principal Engineer, Colorado River Board of California. Rich Juricich is a past chair of the EWRI Sacramento Chapter. The presentation was well attended. 

The Capital Branch hosted free lunchtime webinars in May and June. In May, Lindsey Van Parys, an Associate at GHD, gave a presentation on Modern Roundabouts: What? Why? How? She informed attendees on different opportunities to use roundabouts and highlighted projects in the Sacramento Section where roundabouts have been constructed. In June, Elizabeth Ramos, a civil engineer at Kjeldsen, Sinnock & Neudeck, Inc., gave a presentation on How to use Social Media for your Engineering Organizations. Both presentations were well attended. 

The Feather River Branch hosted a virtual happy hour ASCE Region 9 Governor Elias Karam. It was a great opportunity to get an update on how Region 9 and Sacramento Section are doing from Elias.  

Be on the lookout for opportunities to connect with your colleagues and professional network. For example, the Capital Branch will be hosting their July meeting online as well. On Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 12PM to 1PM, Adam Killinger from Geopier will be presenting on Ground Improvements. I hope you can join in on these remote events 

As students continue with their classes online and the dynamics of the work environment change temporarily, we hope to continue providing connections and mentoring opportunities. I hope that we continue our mentoring activities as a society. Remote mentoring can provide value added to both parties – students and professionals. Let us work together to weather this storm. 

Sincerely,

Megan LeRoy, P.E.

President, ASCE Sacramento Section