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Message From the President
Rick V. Baldocchi, PE
2018 ACEC-FL President
As the end of the year draws near, it seems like the popular thing to do for most organizations is to look back and reflect over the last year and what transpired. For ACEC-FL, there is, as they say, a lot to say grace over, including finishing our first year with our new name! I am going to take this time and space to highlight a few of the accomplishments of ACEC at the state and national level.
At the risk of being political, it seems like ACEC can join in with the rhetorical question “can we ever get tired of winning?” Probably our biggest win was part of the national tax code restructuring. As a profession, we were given individual special treatment over other professions including accountants and lawyers, allowing pass through business structures to take advantage of the lower corporate tax rates. This was a huge win for engineers, but more importantly demonstrated the potential influence we can have in the political process and should encourage us to increase our activity level through the Minuteman Funds and Political Action Committees.
Both of those funds scored some major wins for Florida in 2018. The PAC contributed to 14 different federal candidates, of which 11 parlayed their efforts into successful campaigns in the November elections. This is a very good winning percentage and kudos should be given to our PAC Committee, and our current Chair Jason Webber, for orchestrating such positive results.
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