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What do you have planned for Eweek?🚀🚀 By Linda Bauer Darr ● Feb 13, 2024 Read Time: 1 min 31 sec

In last week’s message, I shared a link to interviews with our incoming Executive Committee, in which the group shared their perspectives on their new roles.


Why it matters: This is a group of leaders with a lot to say and even more to offer, and our meeting earlier in the month served as an excellent kickoff for what is shaping up to be a momentous year for ACEC.


The big picture: ACEC achieved a hard-fought victory in the House on R&D, and we will not ease up until this bill is signed.

  • This is the perfect time to reach out to the Representatives who voted for the bill with a hearty thank you and to remind your Senators why the R&D issue is critical to our industry.

What's next: We're headed west to showcase another powerful example of the essentiality of engineering when our Roadshow makes its next stop in Phoenix, spotlighting the Northwest Valley Infrastructure Project. Please join us on Thursday, February 22nd at 11:00am at The City of Phoenix City Hall Atrium to celebrate this great project.


Our new Director of Workforce Development, Patrick Brady, joined us at the beginning of the year and has hit the ground running, developing and executing our Workforce Summit, which is scheduled for the week of April 15 here in Washington. In partnership with ASCE, APWA, and other major engineering organizations, this Summit will explore the workforce challenge, what is being done to address it, and what more needs to be done to create sustainable solutions. 


Next Up: Judging for the 2024 Engineering Excellence Awards will occur this weekend in Chantilly, Virginia.


Why it matters: The awards highlight the importance of innovation and workforce in our industry.


By the numbers: More than 200 projects will be evaluated, with 24 top winners, including eight Grand Awards and 16 Honor Awards. The Grand Conceptor will be announced at the EEA Gala on May 15.


🚀 Engineers Week kickoff


This Sunday marks the kickoff of Engineers Week, the theme of which is 'Welcome to the Future.'


Why it matters: It's a wonderful opportunity to spotlight the work of our industry and inspire the next generation of engineers.


Your move: Pass along photos and details of events you are holding so we can amplify them.

Have a great week,

Linda Bauer Darr

President & CEO

American Council of Engineering Companies | ACEC


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