ACEC California Committeesare our backbone. They enable our organization to effectively carry out the goals, programs and activities that our membership desires. The ACEC California committee structure is organized into six focus groups called Program Areas:

  • Operations and Planning
  • Membership Development and Services
  • Legislative
  • Procurement
  • Promoting the Profession and
  • Business Practices and the Regulatory Environment.

See below for more information regarding ACEC California's committees:

Annual Conference Committee

This committee oversees the planning and scheduling of events for ACEC California’s conference held annually in the spring.  The committee is responsible for selecting the conference theme, breakout and roundtable topics, general session speakers and entertainment.
Staff:  Stephanie Reed (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Association of General Contractors (AGC) Liaison Committee
This committee meets quarterly to discuss issues and recommend coordinated actions by AGC and ACEC California.  The issues discussed include financing for transportation and other infrastructure, contracting out, standard forms of agreement, design/build, labor laws, professional registration, governmental affairs and public relations.
Staff:  Brad Diede (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists 
This committee evaluates and develops recommendations on policy proposals before the State BPELSG.  The committee also represents ACEC California at meetings of BPELSG and its committees.
Staff:  Kelly Garman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Business Management and Insurance Committee
This committee reviews business related issues impacting member firms and provides timely, pertinent information to the membership. The committee spearheads Indemnity/Duty to Defend support for members, is a resource for legislative review of contractual items and administers Standard Forms of Agreement and the Salary Survey.
Staff:  Christian Anger (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Caltrans Liaison Committee

This committee meets monthly in Sacramento with Caltrans officials to discuss broad public policies, including contract administration, project management, revisions to standard forms of agreement and technical issues.
Consultant to the Committee:  Kelly Garman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Continuing Education Committee

This committee directs ACEC California’s Continuing Education Program which provides opportunities for educational and professional growth for engineers and land surveyors.  The Committee also plans all ACEC California-sponsored seminars.
Staff:  Brad Diede (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Corps of Engineers Liaison Committee

This committee meets quarterly with Corps representatives to discuss and act upon areas of shared interest, including federal funding, organization of the Corps and improved working relationships.
Consultant to the Committee: Brad Diede (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Engineering Excellence Awards / Issues Forum Committee

This committee manages the annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition.  The competition – one of the most prestigious in the design industry – recognizes firms who design and achieve outstanding engineering projects.  The committee also selects projects to participate in the national-level American Counsel of Engineers Companies (ACEC) awards competition.
Staff:  Holly C
ole (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Health Insurance Trust Committee

This committee meets bi-annually in Sacramento and by conference call when needed.  The Trustees are dedicated to providing the ACEC California membership with an innovative and comprehensive program that offers quality health care and competitive rates.  The Trustees oversee the investment strategy and protection of the assets of the trust funds.  The Trustees are appointed for a three-year term, which is approved by the Board of Directors.  Trust positions are appointed when there are vacancies.
Staff:  Stephanie Reed (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Land Use/Environmental Sustainability Committee

This committee discusses land use and environmental issues and makes recommendations to the Legislative Review Committee, the Continuing Education Committee and the Board of Directors.  
Consultant to the Committee: Christian Anger  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Legislative Action and Review Committee
This committee reviews member suggestions and new legislation sponsored by others. With the ACEC California Board of Directors approval, they develop new legislation for introduction by ACEC California. They also make recommendations to the ACEC California Board of Directors for ACEC California positions on legislation. Term for this committee runs Jan - Dec 2016.
Staff:  Kelly Garman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Legislative Review Committee
This committee reviews new legislation sponsored by others.  The committee makes recommendations to the ACEC California Board of Directors for ACEC California positions on legislation. Term for this committee runs Ja - Dec 2016.
Staff:  Kelly Garman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

NAVFAC Liaison Committee

This committee has the task of enhancing working relationships between the A/E community and the Southwest Division (SWDiv) of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and to address issues of common interest/concern consistent with the objectives of both.  Specifically, the stated purpose of the committee is “to improve operating efficiency of both parties”.  The committee currently consists of representatives from SWDiv, ACEC California and AIA and meets monthly to prepare for the annual symposium on doing business with the Navy.
Staff: Brad Diede (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Prevailing Wage Law Committee

This committee gathers the best available information on prevailing wage law and communicates that information to the membership.  When appropriate, the committee also seeks clarification of the law from state officials.
Staff:  Brad Diede (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Professional Surveyors Committee

This committee serves as ACEC California’s liaison to both ACEC’s Council of Professional Surveyors (COPS) and the California Land Surveyors Association (CLSA) and addresses land surveying issues when needed.
Staff:  Kelly Garman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Public Relations Committee

The mission of the Public Relations Committee is to educate the public for the purpose of enhancing the image of consulting engineers and to illustrate the accomplishments of the consulting engineering profession in improving the safety, efficiency and comfort of the modern world.  The committee develops and oversees ACEC California’s Public Relations program. 
Staff: Kelly Garman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

QBS & Local Agency Contracts Committee

The committee reviews the policies of government agencies concerning the procurement of design services and when appropriate recommends changes to those policies.  The committee informs public agencies about the practicality and value of QBS procedures.
Staff:  Kelly Garman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Scholarship Foundation Committee

This Committee solicits donations to the ACEC California Scholarship Fund, awards scholarships to worthy engineering and land surveying college students and encourages young people to pursue careers in engineering and land surveying.
Staff: Stephanie Reed (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Water Resources Committee

This committee evaluates and develops recommendations for governmental policies on water supply, water quality improvements and water runoff controls.
Consultant to the Committee:  Kelly Garman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

 
 

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