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Message from Beth--June 20, 2019

Beth EasterdayIt’s hard to believe I just celebrated my three-year anniversary as President of ACEC Ohio. What a great year it has been, thank you for your support!  This year, we implemented our chapter integration plan creating synergy between our four chapters and the state organization. We also had incredible success with our legislative advocacy goal of increasing infrastructure funding in Ohio.  As a founding member of the FOR Ohio coalition, ACEC Ohio advocated for an increase in the motor vehicle user fee in the transportation budget bill (HB 62).  Thanks to strong support from Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted and legislative leaders the bill was signed with a 10.5-cent motor fuel user fee increase and a 19-cent diesel fuel user fee that will generate $865 million in new funding for infrastructure improvements. In addition, the transportation budget bill also added registration fees for electric and hybrid vehicles at $200 and $100 respectively along with a permissive $5 license tag fee allowed at the county level raising the maximum fee levied from $25 to $30. Thank you to all our members who engaged in this advocacy effort!

Below is an overview of ACEC Ohio's year in "numbers", as well as in “pictures” if you click here.

Thank you for your support of ACEC Ohio as we strive to be the leading authority that advocates, protects and promotes Engineering Business in Ohio.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

~Beth

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