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Key Contact Program

Nevada Fly-In attendees with Rep. Joe Heck

Legislative Fly-In 2013 attendees from Nevada visit with Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV)

Be a leader...in your job, in your profession, in your community

Become a Key Contact 

Resources for civil engineers to learn about and participate in public policy at all levels:

  • Read This Week in Washington
  • Research legislation at the federal and state levels (ASCE member login required for access to state legislative tracking system)
  • Write elected officials at federal and state levels

Key Contact Program

Are you interested in influencing the policy process? Helping ASCE to make its mark on legislation considered and passed in Congress and state legislatures?

ASCE Key Contacts do just that by developing relationships with elected officials. By meeting and making contacts with their elected officials in several ways, you can achieve true conversations about issues important to the profession with your elected officials and/or staff, and become a trusted advisor when bills are drafted or considered.

Read more about effectively influencing your elected officials

Key Contact Briefing Conference Call Series

Join ASCE staff for quarterly briefing conference calls on timely issues important to the practice of civil engineering.  Key Contact Briefing Calls are an exclusive benefit of ASCE's Key Contact Program.

Back Home Visits Materials

Resources to help engineers meet with elected officials at a Back Home Visit or Town Hall meeting.

State Government Relations

ASCE’s state government relations program provides many resources for members to engage at the state capitol including a list of suggested activities for Sections and Branches, and the legislative tracking tool that allows you to see pending legislation of interest to the engineering profession in your state.

While frequently focusing on infrastructure, ASCE members are engaged at the state level on ASCE’s priority issues including licensing and Raise the Bar, STEM, qualification based selection of services, and sustainability.