In this newsletter, we explore Indemnification, explain ACEC Washington’s stance on Initiative 1631, and explain our Political Action funds and goals. In October, the 2018 ACEC WA/OR Salary and Benefit Survey is available and Enginuity Advantage is spotlighted as our Affiliate member of the month.
Category Archives: Advocacy
This April newsletter features a lot of legislative news – from ACEC Washington delegates meeting representatives from 9 of the 12 Washington State Congressional offices in Washington, DC to Cliff Webster (long-time lobbyist for AELC) presenting the 2018 Legislative Session Report. As well we highlight another Affiliate Firm – Hall & Company. Read and enjoy!
April is turning out to be very eventful, read about the many events in the March 2018 newsletter! There is also legislature news, patent news, and a one-minute survey invitation regarding the “Engineering Business Index”. In Affiliate news, read about Skellenger Bender’s Terry Scanlan as well as BluZEBRA Technologies, our newest member.
The January newsletter is full of Engineering Excellence Awards recognition! The full lineup of 2018 EEA winners with their impressive projects, both on the National and Local Track, are listed, as well as the First Annual People’s Choice Award. Jeff Peacock from Parametrix received the acknowledgement and trophy for the 2018 Engineer of the Year.
The October newsletter outlines the ACEC Political Action Committees, both on the national and local stage. QBS is still being tackled on the local level with some wins and some continuing pursuits; KBA’s new president, Kris Overleese, is highlighted; and the nomination process for the 2018 Engineer of the Year is outlined.
ACEC Member: The Council is working with coalition allies to support a bipartisan effort in the House of Representatives and the Senate to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. To support this effort, ACEC members are asked to contact their Representative and Senators today and urge them to bring the Export-Import bills to a vote. The goal
For ACEC Members in the 2nd Congressional District, Congressman Rick Larsen is hosting some town hall meetings at the end of March – early April. If you can’t make it to ACEC’s National Convention and Legislative Summit, here’s a chance to let Larsen know the issues of the design industry. Meetings: Orcas Island – Sunday,
URGE YOUR STATE SENATOR TO SUPPORT THE BIPARTISAN TRANSPORTATION REVENUE & REFORM PACKAGE The Washington Senate is expected to begin debate later this week on a bipartisan transportation package that will make great strides toward taking better care of the state’s roads and bridges, improving key corridors, providing options for transit, and leveraging reforms to
House Democrats and Governor Inslee propose to permanently extend the 20% percent temporary B&O tax increase on service businesses Last week, the House Democratic Caucus announced its plan to raise a variety of business taxes by $1.3 billion next biennium. The House Finance Committee last evening announced it plans to hold a hearing on
The Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying (OSBEELS) has changed their policies regarding Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. For our members that perform work in Oregon, the state now requires each course taken for CPD must have proof of completion. Oregon requires 30 hours of CPD per renewal cycle, which is