News and Media

What are the hot topics in the engineering and land surveying community? Check this forum for updates on public policy decisions, special opportunities, and resources you can use. If you have public policy news to share, please Contact Us.

Save the Date: Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House - 5-15-2018

Type:  Announcements  

 

  

 

Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House 

+ Water Infrastructure Awareness Day

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 9 AM - 11:45 AM

 - Water Infrastructure Awareness Day is 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM  in Great Hall - 

 

Both Events: Great Hall, 2nd Floor, Massachusetts State House, Boston. MA

 

Engineers, Land Surveyors, Public Works Professionals and other design professionals will meet with  Massachusetts state legislators at the State House on May 15, 2018. 

 

Check on:  http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx

to confirm the names of your State Senator and State Representative, based on where you live/vote. You’ll need this information for online registration.

 

Then, register on our Survey Monkey Registration Page.  Sign up for Engineers and Land Surveyors Day (morning appointments), Water Infrastructure Awareness Day (Light lunch with legislators and staff) or both:

 

Registration Opens in January 2018

 

 

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, ACEC/MA, BSCES, and MALSCE members gather at the Massachusetts State House for our Annual Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House along with leaders from other engineering and design-related associations.  These organizations co-sponsor the day:

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA)
  • Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE (BSCES)
  • Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE)
  • Massachusetts Highway Association
  • MMA Policy Committee on Public Works, Transportation and Public Utilities
  • MMA Policy Committee on Energy and the Environment
  • Massachusetts Water Works Association (MWWA)
  • Massachusetts Water Pollution Control Association (MWPCA)

 

We arrange for meetings with our members’  Massachusetts State Representatives and State Senators based on where our members live and vote. 

 

Download the 2018 Issue Briefing Sheets (drafts posted here) for background on the issues:

Available in April

 

 

Briefing Sessions for Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House 

Discuss the issues and plan how to get the most from your meetings before May 15: Join us for one of three optional, free Advance Briefing Sessions: in-person at The Engineering Center or by conference call:

Thursday, May 10,  3:00 - 4:00 PM

Friday, May 11, 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Monday, May 14, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

 

May 15 Schedule:

 

9:10 - 9:25 AM Registration/Breakfast (continental) and receive materials at the Massachusetts State House, Great Hall - 2nd Floor. 
9:25 - 10:15 AM

Issue Briefing and Briefing with State Representative Lori Ehrlich (D-Marblehead)

Massachusetts State House, Great Hall - 2nd Floor. 

10:30 AM (Senate) and 11:15 AM (House) Scheduled meetings with your state legislators at the State House
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Water Infrastructure Awareness Day - Be sure to register for this if you can stay, or return any follow up materials to Great Hall and return to your office


 

 

Additional Resource Materials: to be posted

 

For Our 2018 Event: 

We set up meetings for you with your legislators.  Or, if you are new to the event and want to partner with others who have done this before, we’ll pair you up with engineers and land surveyors and you’ll join them for their legislative appointments.
 
Lobbying in Massachusetts: 
Recent changes in the lobbying laws over the past few years have the effect of sweeping some activities into the category of "lobbying" which previously may not have been considered lobbying.   As long as you are participating in Design Professionals Day as a representative of at least one of our associations, discussing the issues set for the day, you do not have to register as a lobbyist.
 
Questions?  
Contact Us at 617/227-5551 or tecet@engineers.org
For MMA or MHA, you may also contact: 
Victoria Sclafani, Legislative Analyst
Massachusetts Municipal Association
One Winthrop Square, Boston, MA 02110
617-426-7272 x161

 

An important part of our Advocacy efforts is Engineers and Land Surveyors Day; the one day each year when we as a profession gather in force at the State House and present our industry's viewpoints in person to our local legislators. It is a chance for each of us to meet with your State Representative and State Senator to discuss issues pertinent to our industry, to you as an individual professional, and to you as a citizen. We coordinate this event annually to promote communications with our state legislators, arranging appointments, providing briefing sheets on key issues for ACEC/MA, BSCES and MALSCE members to utilize, and establishing teams of local residents to meet with their actual legislators.

 

The Massachusetts General Court (Legislature) website

 

 

Registration Opens in January 2018

 

 

 

 
 
 
Powered by Getfused CMS