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ASCE Arizona Section Vision:

ASCE members serving as global leaders to build a better quality of life.

ASCE Arizona Section Mission:

The American Society of Civil Engineers, Arizona Section, will lead by advancing the profession through membership, involvement, public outreach, and promoting sound public policy.


• Encourage industry and individual participation in ASCE membership and activities

• Advance involvement participation and collaboration in Arizona between industry practitioners serving as technical and ethical leaders.

• Facilitate annual outreach to public officials educating public policy makers on infrastructure value

• Act as stewards of ASCE for the Section constituents through awareness, understanding,
reporting, and a transfer of knowledge

President’s Message – August 2019

Ted Smithwick, PE, M.ASCE, President ASCE AZ

Ted Smithwick

Thank you to the nearly 200 registrants who attended the Fall Conference! The conference featured Kristina Swallow (ASCE Past President, Nevada DOT Director) as the lunchtime keynote speaker presenting on “Leading Others in Uncertain Times.”

Thanks to Breanna Connolly for organizing the conference.

Congratulations to our award winners as well!

Tonopah Award – Breanna Connolly

President’s Award – Jose Aguilar

John C. Park Award – Steve Jimenez

Distinguished Service Award – Frederick Tack

Farewell as President

Thank you for your support during my time as President. This year I’m proud to say that we’ve started our efforts toward updating the Arizona Infrastructure Report Card, we dedicated a Historic Monument, and we had a successful conference. This year I’ve also taken a different approach to “A Message from the President” in the monthly newsletter. The results from the “Open Rate” of monthly newsletters can be found here. Open rate is the percentage of recipients who opened the email compared to how many contacts were sent in the email. A lot of things impact whether someone opens an email: time and day sent, subject, etc. The average open rate for an email like ours is 22-24%, so thank you for making us above average!

Lastly, I recently came into possession of a filing cabinet full of Arizona section ASCE archives. Among meeting minutes from 1973, treasurer’s reports from 1969, it also came with copies of the Arizona Civil Engineer newsletter. I’ve scanned the May 1987 newsletter and included it here.

Please drop me an email with any questions, comments, or if you’d like to get more involved with ASCE. SmithwickTed@stanleygroup.com

Thank you again and see you at an ASCE lunch, happy hour, or conference soon!

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2015 Report Card for Arizona’s Infrastructure

2015 Report card

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