ASCE Key Contacts influence the policy process at the state and federal
levels by developing relationships with elected officials. By meeting
and making contacts with your elected officials in several ways, you can
achieve true conversations about issues important to the profession,
and become a trusted advisor when bills are drafted or considered.
Become a Key Contact
What is a Key Contact?
A Key Contact is a self-identified ASCE member who is interested in public policy. Key Contacts agree to receive Key Alerts via email notifying them of public policy developments that need membership action.
What do Key Contacts commit to doing?
At the most basic level, a Key Contact commits to subscribing to Key Alerts and taking action when they receive those emails. The requested action is usually sending a pre-drafted email or personal email to your legislators or legislative staff in support of ASCE priorities.
What is the time commitment to be a Key Contact?
The time commitment varies depending on your interest in public policy and willingness to engage in the Key Contact Program. It only takes a minute or two to respond to a Key Alert and send the pre-drafted email ASCE provides. All you do is enter the address where you are registered to vote. A personal email may take a little bit longer. Other opportunities and leadership roles within the Key Contact Program require more of a commitment. The minimal commitment would most likely require no more than 10-15 minutes during a very busy legislative month.
Are there requirements to be a Key Contact?
You must be an ASCE member in good standing (update-to-date on your dues) and have an active email address listed in your ASCE account. Because we only advocate for public policy issues in the United States at this time, you must also be a U.S. Citizen.
Learn how Key Contacts
Darren Benoit and
Shelia Montgomery-Mills turned their engineering knowledge into advocacy for their profession.