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Engineers and Land Surveyors Day Held at the State House - 5-23-2017

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Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House 

+ Water Infrastructure Awareness Day

was held on

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 9 AM - 11:45 AM

 - Water Infrastructure Awareness Day was 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM  in Great Hall, Massachusetts State House, Boston MA. 



Engineers, Land Surveyors, Public Works Professionals and other design professionals met with  Massachusetts state legislators at the State House on May 23, 2017. 


On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, ACEC/MA, BSCES, and MALSCE members gathered 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-sponsored 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 2017 Issue Briefing Sheets (drafts posted here) for background on the issues:

MWWA Legislative Priorities



PPT Presentation for Advance Briefing Sessions



May 23 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 2017 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.
Contact Us at 617/227-5551 or
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



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