Let me begin by congratulating all the ASCE Sacramento Section Project Award winners. The outstanding work these teams completed in 2018 is a testament to our profession. A special shout out goes to the Project of the Year 2018 Award winners: CA Department of Water Resources and Kiewit for the Oroville Emergency Recovery Spillways Project. The level of teamwork and engineering excellence required to rebuild and improve the spillways at Oroville Reservoir is truly remarkable.

Please take a moment a look at all the award winners here. If you happen to see a familiar name, be sure to send them a congratulatory email.

I encourage you to come and celebrate with us when we present the awards at the banquet on Wednesday, April 24th. Please register for the banquet by April 18th here. As I’ve discussed before, we need to be our own cheerleaders. Especially because our successes are so rarely celebrated by the public at large.

If that doesn’t sell you on the event, then perhaps you’ll be persuaded to come and support the Alfred R. Golze scholarship winners. Yet again, Louay Owaidat and the Golze scholarship committee have outdone themselves and exceeded their fundraising goal. This will enable us to present 20, or more, students with scholarships.

Don’t worry, it’s not too late to donate to the Golze fund! If you wish to donate, you may do so by: (1) check - using the enclosed envelope [please make checks payable to ASCE Sacramento Section - Golze Scholarship fund, or (2) credit card - online by visiting Click on "Donate" and enter any amount. All donations are tax deductible. Your generosity allows the Golze Scholarship Committee to award numerous significant scholarships to deserving students at each of the 4 ASCE Student Chapters in our Section: California State University, Chico; California State University, Sacramento; University of California, Davis; and the University of the Pacific.


Michael V. Konieczki, PE, D.WRE
ASCE Sacramento Section President