The Virginia Section is seeking nominations from individuals wishing to serve the Section Board for 2022-2023, beginning October 1, 2022. The open positions are President- Elect, First Vice President, and 2nd Section Director.
Additional open Committee Chair and chair member positions include: Younger Members, Government Relations, Membership, Newsletter Editor and Section Website Editor.
Section Office and Committee Chair responsibilities are shown on page 2 from the ASCE Section & Branch Operations Handbook.
President-elect: The President-elect is in a unique and important position of planning and assisting with projects as well as planning for the upcoming year’s activities. He/she should have a solid overall knowledge of the Section/Branch operations. Objectives are to sustain and increase Section momentum by: Monitoring the progress of calendar of events. Determining the progress of committees in achieving goals. Advising the president of strengths and weaknesses, and recommend a corrective action plan, if needed.
Vice President: The Vice President acts as a sponge in order to soak up the overall atmosphere in order to assimilate the overall goals and objectives of the Section. Often the Vice President is called to take-on important specific projects, such as fund-raising, increasing student involvement or serving as a liaison with local community and professional organizations.
Membership Committee: Scope and Objectives -the Membership Committee should be large in number since its success depends on person-to-person contact between the Committee and large numbers of potential ASCE members and inactive present members. Members of the committee should represent a broad distribution of age groups, geography and professional fields. They should be acquainted with activities of ASCE, its publication and pamphlets, and with the procedures of applications, transfer and reinstatement of membership and assist struggling Virginia Branches in membership recruiting
Education Committee: Scope and Objectives -the Education Committee should be large in number since its success depends on person-to-person contact between the Committee and large numbers of student ASCE members, ASCE Regional Director and Region Student Chairs, ASCE Student Chapter faculty liaison members and ASCE at Va. Tech, VMI, Liberty University Old Dominion University and new university chapters. Members of the committee should be engineers with an EIT or PE age groups, geography and professional fields. They should be acquainted with activities of ASCE, ASCE Region and Section publication and pamphlets, and with the procedures of applications, transfer of student membership
Newsletter Editor: The Newsletter Editor’s primary function is to publish the newsletter in order to keep the membership informed. It is the responsibility of the Newsletter Editor to maintain an updated distribution list.
Government Relations Chair: The Chairs primary function is to circulate the ASCE VA Infrastructure Report Card and ASCE National Infrastructure Report Card to keep the Commonwealth government and local governments informed. The chair should register as an ASCE KEY CONTACT.
If you are interested in serving in any of these roles, or if you would like to nominate and VA Section ASCE member who you think would be interested, please send an email including position qualifications to John Harman at JohnG.Harman@VDOT.Virginia.gov or Christina Ammens email@example.com by 12PM on Wednesday September 28,2022