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There's still time to volunteer to serve on an ACEC Ohio committee

With summer winding down and your calendar filling up, serving on an ACEC Ohio committee may not be high on your priority list.  But it should be.

Your participation on an ACEC Ohio committee will benefit you, your company and the engineering industry.  And in recognition of the demands on your schedule, every effort is made to make the very best use of your time.

Most ACEC Ohio committees will meet quarterly, but some will meet more often depending on the committee's workload.  Committee meetings may be held at the Council's office in Columbus, but oftentimes committees will meet via telephone conference call in order to economize on members' time and travel costs.

To volunteer for one or more of the committees described below, simply click here to access the online volunteer utility. Within the next few weeks, the chairperson of the committee(s) for which you volunteer will contact you to invite you to an organizational meeting

ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY – Represents the interests of ACEC Ohio member companies that provide environmental engineering services; maintains liaison with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Ohio Department of Natural Resources and other environmental regulatory authorities.  Committee Chair: John P. Pierko, ms consultants, inc.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS – Provides direction for the Council’s Government Affairs activities; monitors legislation introduced in the Ohio General Assembly and rules and policies promulgated by state administrative agencies; coordinates with other committees to develop the Council’s position on legislative and regulatory issues; works with the Council’s staff and lobbyist to actively represent the industry’s position on legislative and regulatory matters.  Committee Chair: Michael E. Duffey, SSOE Group

MEMBERSHIP SERVICES – Responsible for assuring that the programs and services offered by ACEC Ohio are of significant value to the organization’s member companies, determines those services and programs that the Council should provide to its member companies, and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors. Coordinates membership recruitment programs.  Committee Chair: Richard J. Iafelice, CT Consultants, Inc.

SMALL FIRMS COMMITTEE – Develops programs and services to help the owners of small firms by addressing their unique needs in areas such as professional liability and risk management, marketing, financial management and human relations; provides a networking forum for owners of small engineering companies.  Committee Co-Chairs: A. Frederick Seling, Engineering Associates, Inc., and William H. Marty, Carpenter Marty Transportation.

STATE PUBLIC WORKS – Represents the interests of companies providing services on state public works projects developed by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, state institutions of higher education, or other state agencies, either directly to the OFCC or as subconsultants to architects.  Committee Chair: Robert B. Steele, KZF Design Inc.

TRANSPORTATION – Represents the interests of ACEC Ohio member firms engaged in transportation engineering; maintains liaison with the Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio Turnpike Commission and other transportation related agencies.  Committee Chair: Steven R. Bergman, The Mannik & Smith Group.

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