August 2018 Branch Meeting
Representative Martha Roby

The upcoming branch meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at the Alabama Department of Transportation in Conference Room 5, 6, 7 & 8. We will serve lunch at 11:30 a.m. with meet and greet opportunities, then the meeting will begin at 12:00 p.m. and adjourn at approximately 1:00 p.m. We are excited to have United States Representative Martha Roby to join us this month and provide an “Update from Washington D.C. to include Transportation and Infrastructure.”

This month's lunch will be from Chappy’s Deli and will include assorted sandwiches, chips and sweet tea for $10.00. Please contact Greg Boleyn at no later than Monday, August 20, 2018, if you would like to eat.

Representative Martha Roby is currently in her fourth term serving the people of Alabama’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to being elected to Congress, Representative Roby worked as an attorney and served as a city councilwoman in Montgomery.

In the House, Representative Roby has been a forceful advocate for cutting wasteful spending and eliminating bureaucratic red tape that burdens American families and businesses. Representative Roby is a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, which has oversight on the whole range of government spending. Representative Roby serves on the Defense Subcommittee, the Labor, Education, Health and Human Services Subcommittee, and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science. She is the first representative from Alabama's Second Congressional District to serve on this key congressional committee. Representative Roby also serves on the House Judiciary Committee.

Representative Roby obtained a Bachelor of Music degree from New York University in 1998 and her law degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 2001. Representative Roby is married to Riley Roby and they have two children, Margaret and George. The Robys are members of Trinity Presbyterian Church, where they were married, their children were baptized and where they are involved in various ministries.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Montgomery Branch Presents
2018 Civil Engineering Scholarship

On May 8, 2018, the Montgomery Branch presented their annual scholarship to a very deserving student from the River Region. Mr. James Blake Deaton from Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School in Montgomery, Alabama was the recipient of the $1500 dollar scholarship. Mr. Deaton plans to enroll at Auburn University this fall and major in Civil Engineering.

One of the greatest opportunities that we have as Professional Civil Engineers is to get to impact the future of our profession through engagement with high school students. We are very thankful to the industry partners who have provided sponsorships to the branch to make this special occasion occur!

Governor Signs Historic BELS Law Rewrite

The Alabama Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors (BELS) law, ACT 2018-550, sponsored by Senator Clyde Chambliss in the Senate and Rep. David Sessions in the House, was recorded into history through a ceremonial signing by Governor Kay Ivey, on April 19, 2018. Members of the Board of Licensure, Alabama Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and American Council of Engineering Companies of Alabama (ACEC) were on hand for the occasion.

The newly enacted law will become effective on the third month following its passage and approval by the Governor.

A link to a copy of the newly enacted law for professional engineers and land surveyor licensees can be accessed at: BELS LAW: Act_2018-550.

A special thanks to everyone who helped to get this bill passed and signed into law!!

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