Charles R. Spinks, P.E., M.ASCE
Region 9 Director
ASCE Region 9 has more than 17,000 members. This is a huge resource that can help us increase our public exposure and expand our influence on public policy. We need to support our members helping to increase our influence at the local, regional, and state levels of our government. When we do have civil engineers in public leadership positions, we need to do a better job of making sure they are recognized for their accomplishments.
We would like to see more young civil engineers become members of ASCE. Many of our younger civil engineers don’t see the personal and career benefits of being a part of the Society. They are asking why they should join, and what will they get back from their involvement. We will continue looking for new ways to communicate those answers and to identify more creative ways to increase the value of ASCE. We all have a limited amount of time we can contribute to activities outside of work and our private lives. We need to help insure that ASCE provides the value to all of our members so that their decision on where to invest that limited time is with ASCE.
The above statement appears as it was submitted to ASCE by the nominee. No revisions have been made to the statement by ASCE.