Welcome to the American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida (ACEC-FL)
June 2020 - Message From the President
William E. Wilson, Jr., PE
2019-20 ACEC-FL President
Already dealing with COVID-19, June starts hurricane season and we have 3 named storms already. On top of that, we have demonstrations over excessive force by police, exacerbating existing racial tensions. On a positive note, the reopening is beginning
and like many of you, I am spending more time in the office instead of working from home. Traffic is heavier, the unemployment rate is down, and things are starting to move in a positive direction for our economy after the shutdown. What I especially
look forward to this month is being a grandfather for the first time!
The state of ACEC-FL is a similar mixed message. The 2020 Annual Conference has officially been cancelled. Many companies have travel restrictions
in place through the summer (if not through December) and we cannot tell when large gatherings like our conference will be allowed. On the positive side, we are already converting presentations planned for our conferences into webinars,
many of which will be free to FES/ACEC-FL members. Watch your inbox for more details.
As I mentioned last month, ACEC-FL continues to represent our industry and to lobby for infrastructure investment as part of economic recovery. ACEC National has also been lobbying Congress on infrastructure. I encourage everyone to contribute to the
state FEPAC and national ACEC PAC to assist these lobbying efforts.
I want to remind you again about our new Aviation Committee focusing on airport projects and encourage those serving that market to get
in touch with our new committee chair Max Fajardo (email@example.com) to network and share information. From all of us at FES/ACEC-FL, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions
about our lobbying efforts, the status of engineering as Essential, or about upcoming events. Also, ACEC-FL and ACEC National continue to provide resources during the crisis - see
fleng.org and acec.org/conferences/coronavirus/.
Hopefully, the Re-Open Florida Plan will continue to be successful, and we can return to meeting face to face again in the near future. In
the meantime, be safe!
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Do you need PDH's? See the Calendar of Events for our new Webinar Series. For more information, contact Seminars@fleng.org.