President's Message - October 2017


Greetings Dallas Branch.

It happens every year at this time, the weather cools off from 96 degrees to 92 degrees, and your current President pens their final “President’s Message.” I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to serve our Branch as president over the past year. While the Branch executed or participated in a multitude of external activities over the past 12 months, the following are the ones I think you should be most proud of:

  • Implementation of the DISD STEM outreach agreement. Our members were working with students throughout the past school year.
  • Expansion of the DISD Civil Engineering Club to a second High School for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Dream Big: Engineering Our World movie premier at the Perot Museum.
  • Hurricane Harvey relief donation to the Coastal Bend relief fund.
  • Awarded scholarships to an amazing pair of high school seniors, now currently pursuing a Civil Engineering degree.

While this is just an abbreviated list, our Branch committee chairs and officers are constantly busy working to provide outreach activities throughout the year. Each chairperson sets goals when we kick off our year, and I am proud to say we achieved most (but not all) of those ambitious goals, giving us plenty of room to grow next year.

Finally I would like to thank our sponsors. Without your support, we would not be able to showcase Civil Engineering as effectively as we do.

Platinum Sponsor: LCA Environmental

Gold Sponsors: BGE, Inc., Terracon and STL Engineers

Silver Sponsor: Hallf Associates, Inc.

In closing, please join me at the October meeting. Nancy Cline, your Region 6 Director, will be present to install the 2017-2018 Officers:

President – Mark Boyd, PE

President-Elect – Anthony Luce, PE

Vice President – Julie Jones, PE

Past President – Frank Pugsley, PE

Secretary – Edra Brashear, PE

Texas Section Director – Lisa Woof, PE

Technical Director – Gary Dreighton, PE

Branch Director – Jonathan Brower, PE

The next meeting is Monday October 9th, 2017. Our speaker will be Jenna Covington, PE of the North Texas Municipal Water District, discussing the NTMWD wastewater Capacity, Management, Operations and Maintenance (CMOM) Program. Additionally, before and after the main program, join the Institutes for additional Technical Sessions providing all attendees the opportunity to earn 3 PDH’s for your one luncheon fee.

Frank Pugsley, PE
ASCE Dallas Branch, 2016-2017