ASCE Sacramento Section President’s Message

I am honored to serve as president of ASCE Sacramento Section, and work with our industry leaders and community to promote and advance the civil engineering profession. The Sacramento Section and its affiliates will work together to communicate with our civil engineers and civil engineering students about the state of our infrastructure and related remedies and strengthening; career development and advancement; and ongoing engineering and construction projects.

Every day I am reminded about the importance of communication for growth and success. Communication plays a key factor in the workplace and team projects as well as personal relationships. I encourage our civil engineering community to attend the ASCE Section and its affiliates’ meetings, conferences and events, as it will allow us to network with various segments of our industry, stay informed about policies that may impact our industry, and collaborate with follow civil engineers.

ASCE’s Region 9 and the Sacramento Section will host the 2020 Infrastructure Symposium April 3rd, 2020. Our Section Board and Infrastructure Committee are hard at work planning the details for the symposium. Spread the word and encourage sponsorship and participation with the state of our infrastructure. This one day event will host many speakers who will discuss the state of our infrastructure and describe unique projects.

On October 3rd, 2019 ASCE Sacramento Section hosted our annual golf tournament at The Ridge Golf Course in Auburn, CA which helped to raise $100,000 for the local ASCE Alfred R Golze Scholarship Fund. Each year this fund gives scholarships to deserving civil engineering students who have shown outstanding academic achievement, public service and are active ASCE Student Chapter members. Paying for a civil engineering education was difficult for many of us years ago. With the rapidly escalating costs for tuition, fees and books, paying for an engineering education today is a far greater challenge. Therefore, we ask you to join the other firms and members of the Sacramento Section in assisting the most deserving, active and promising ASCE Student Chapter members with their goals.

I look forward to meeting you at ASCE’s events in 2019/2020, and to working together to promote and advance our civil engineering profession.

Please let us know your thoughts at: [email protected].

Sincerely,

Tino Maestas, PE
ASCE Sacramento Section President