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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 – December 2018

Ted Smithwick, PE, CPM, M.ASCE, President, ASCE Arizona

Ted Smithwick

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays! It’s hard to believe Hanukkah has already begun, Christmas lights are up, and furbies are flying off the shelves… below are my thoughts on staying positive this holiday season!

1. Wait to worry: only 8% of what we worry about comes true. Remember, anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it only empties today of its strength.

2. Keep an attitude of gratitude: count your blessings and write them down.

3. Your health is your wealth: take time to exercise, eat right, and sleep well.

4. You get what you give: do something for someone else. Helping others always feels great.

5. Learn to say no: we have limits to our time, energy, and interests. Saying no can be as important as saying yes.

6. Surround yourself with positive people: find people who will challenge you, believe in you, and inspire you to improve.

In this newsletter you’ll find information about a very exciting event at the Grand Canyon in February. This is truly a unique event. I hope you’ll consider joining me! We’re also updating the Arizona Infrastructure Report Card and need your help. Please see the attached flyer for more info. I’ll be at the Phoenix Branch Holiday Party this week as well as the Phoenix Branch Younger Member Holiday Party next week – hope to see you there!

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2015 Report Card for Arizona’s Infrastructure

2015 Report card

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The 2015 Arizona Report Card Brochure