January 2019 Newsletter Print

President's Report

Happy New Year to all!

2018 was a great year. We were able to close out the year with our holiday party at Potek Winery. The spaghetti dinner was a hit. Many members went home with a raffle prize and the Branch was able to donate a couple boxes of toys to Toys-for-Tots. Thank you all who contributed!

We are kicking off the year with some great meetings. First up we will be partnering with the Cental Coast ACEC chapter for our January meeting. I am excited for the opportunity to network with ACEC's membership and hope we can continue to partner with other professional organizations throughout this coming year.  

If anyone has any ideas for upcoming meetings, community service events, or professional development events our Board would love to hear them.

I look forward to sharing 2019 with all of our local members!

Erin LaBuda, P.E., M. ASCE

Santa Barbara/Ventura Branch President

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Upcoming Meetings

January General Meeting

Susan Mulligan, General Manager of Calleguas Municipal Water District, will be speaking on the water supplies and infrastructure in Ventura County, and plans underway to improve reliability by constructing interconnections.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Where: Cafe Fiore (66 S. California Street, Ventura, CA 93001)

When: Tuesday, January 22 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Cost: $20/per person (Includes lunch)

RSVP: RSVP by January 17. Click here to RSVP. 

February General Meeting

Fred Luna, Principal Transportation Engineer for the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments serves as the Highway 101 HOV Deputy Corridor Manager for the Highway 101 improvements being constructed between Carpinteria and Santa Barbara. Fred will be providing an update to the current and future HIghway 101 HOV corridor construction.

Where: Carrillo Recreation Center Meeting Room (100 E. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101)

When: Wednesday, February 20 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Cost: $25/Member | $10/YMFMember | $35/Non-Member (Includes lunch)

RSVP: Click here to RSVP


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ENgineer & project of the year nominations



We are now accepting nominations for Engineer-of-the-Year (EOY) and Project-of-the-Year (POY). Now is the time to recognize a hardworking collegue or a project that has made a difference in our local communities! The EOY and POY aware winners will be presented at the National Engineers Week Banquet (details below). There is no limit on how many forms can be submitted by an individual.


ASCE EOY Nomination Form

ASCE POY Nomination Form

Submit Completed Applications to: [email protected]

2019 Call for sponsorhips

Sponsorships for 2019 are now available! For $300, sponsors will have the opportunity to sponsor one of our general monthly meetings, business card logo advertisement in our newsletters and on our website, as well as the ability to post job postings in the monthly newsletter.

Download our 2019 Sponsorship Form here.

Thank you in advance for supporting our local branch! If you have any questions please email Erin LaBuda, ASCE Branch President at [email protected].

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