First- and second-year Society Directors should expect to spend a minimum of 49 days per year preparing for and participating in various meetings; third year Society Directors should expect a minimum of 64 days per year. (Due to COVID-19, meetings are being held virtually which has significantly reduced the number of days needed for travel to and from meetings.) Many meetings occur over weekends, but week days will also be required. A Society Director must be able to attend all Board and applicable committee meetings to be effective and to provide adequate representation.
The approximate annual time expected from each Region Governor is approximately 34 days.
The Society reimburses Society Directors and Region Governors for reasonable transportation costs, plus up to $175 per authorized room night for meetings attended.
The Society Director bears all other expenses including registration fees for the Annual Convention and OPAL gala. There is also an expectation that each Society Director and Board member will support the ASCE Foundation financially each year, at a level of their choosing.
The personal expense to a Region Governor is estimated to be approximately three hundred dollars ($300) to twelve hundred dollars ($1,200) per year. This amount may vary depending on the size of the Region, the number of units within the Region, and the number of committee appointments assigned to a Region Governor.