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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 participation (1), Public Outreach (2), Political Involvement (3), and Internal transfer of knowledge (4).


(1) Encourage industry and individual participation in ASCE membership and activities

(2) Initiate educational outreach to schools and public regarding industry policies and practices to promote participation and collaboration.

(3) Facilitate annual outreach to public officials educating public policy makers on infrastructure value

(4) Act as stewards of ASCE for the Section constituents through awareness, understanding, reporting, and a transfer of knowledge of ASCE Resources to branches and younger member groups

President’s Message – January 2020

Breanna Connolly, PE, M.ASCE, President ASCE AZ

Breanna Connolly

Many of us can attest, this year is starting out with a bang! Just from the standpoint of ASCE, we have had a lot of activity in January with the Region 8 Winter Assembly and Region 8 & 9 MRLC (Multi-Regional Leadership Conference), the development of the Arizona Report Card update pushing forward, the legislative drive-in to follow, and planning for E-Week in February.

While we were in the great city of San Francisco for the conference, it wasn’t all just fun and games. At the Assembly we were reminded of the ASCE Core Purpose: Help you matter more and enable you to make a bigger difference. It was a great reflection on why we spend our time to be involved with ASCE. We learned some tips on how to communicate more effectively, what resources are available to help engage members, ASCE Best Practices, and we reviewed the ASCE finances to make sure our funds are being used wisely and with the intent to support our core purpose. 

At the MRLC we got to hear from our 2021 candidates for the Society President-Elect (ASCE Elections; voting to open May 1, 2020). We talked about the future of engineering: how to attract the best and brightest, and how we fit into the Future World Vision. We shared more ASCE Best Practices, and we learned the importance of Emotional Intelligence for using self-awareness to not only identify and manage our own feelings, but also in taking the time to recognize and acknowledge other people’s feelings we are able to better make connections with people that are needed for good communication.

ASCE is working in conjunction with several other local engineering organizations to promote Engineering through E-Week activities February 16-22. Activities include: Educational Outreach, eDay at the Science Center, and a Reception for ALL engineers. Details on these activities can be found on the flyer below and the website: E-Week. The Reception will be at Fate Brewing Company in Tempe on Feb 20, 2020 at 5-7:30 PM. Heavy Appetizers and Beverages will be provided at no cost thanks to our sponsors. If you plan to attend, please RSVP. We hope to see you there!

Finally, one of our local members, Nicolai Oliden, will be featured this month on the ASCE Plot Points podcast discussing personal finance (2 Parts). Please check out the Podcast for this and many other interesting topics.

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2015 Report Card for Arizona’s Infrastructure

2015 Report card

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