This page provides information on the composition of the UESI Board of Governors, eligibility requirements, application process and the timeline of the application and election process.
In accordance with the UESI Bylaws for fiscal year 2022, beginning October 1, 2021, UESI members will elect 3 new Governors and a President-elect to the UESI Board of Governors (BOG). No Division will have more than 4 Board members representing at any given time, per the bylaws below.
BYLAWS EXCERPT Article 5.0 & 5.1UTILITY ENGINEERING AND SURVEYING INSTITUTEOF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS BYLAWS(January 2021)
ARTICLE 5. MANAGEMENT
5.0 Board of Governors. The affairs, activities, and concerns of the Institute shall be under the direction of a Board of Governors. The Board shall manage the affairs for the Institute. The Board has fiduciary, legal and strategic responsibilities, focuses on continuous strategic planning, determines desired outcomes, develops and approves policy imperatives to guide operations, and ensures that the Institute uses these policies to work toward meeting its objective.
5.1 Composition. The Board shall have eleven (11) voting members, and shall consist of the three (3) elected Officers, six (6) Institute Governors elected by the membership, one (1) Governor who shall be appointed by the Younger Member Engagement Committee, and one (1) Governor who shall be appointed by the Society upon recommendation of the ASCE President. No Institute Division shall have more than four (4) Board members at any given time. Division affiliation is evidenced by committee participation, practice experience, and publication history.
If a Division of the Institute is not represented on the Board, it may send at least one (1) non-voting representative to Board meetings. All eligible travel expenses shall be covered by the Division sending the non-voting representative.
BOG Member FY2021
Division Representation †
John Campbell, President
Graham Bell, President-elect
Lawrence Arcand, Treasurer
Younger Member (Nonvoting member)
ASCE President Appointee
Lynn Osborn, Past President *
Victor Fernandez-Cuervo *
Pat White *
* Elected position term expiring resulting in vacancy for FY2021
† Division Representation:
PLD: Pipeline Division
SGD: Surveying and Geomatics Division
UAMD: Utility Asset Management Division
URMD: Utility Risk Management Division
Because PLD & URMD each will have two current Governors remaining on the Board for fiscal year 2022, PLD & URMD will be limited to 2 newly elected Governors. However, more than 2 candidates from these divisions can be included on the ballot if determined eligible by the Nominations and Elections Committee. For example, URMD may have 3 viable candidates for the election, and all three can be included on the ballot. However, only the top 2 in vote count would be eligible to be elected to the BOG, and the third place URMD candidate would be eliminated. SGD and UAMD are both eligible to have 3 newly elected Governors.
Initially, contact a UESI Board Member, Division Executive Committee Member, UESI Staff member or send email to
firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest before filling out application.
All Candidates should fill out the online application by the deadline of March 1, 2021, which will include: