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American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida (ACEC-FL)

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March 2020 - Message From the President

William E. Wilson, Jr., PE
2019-20 ACEC-FL President

When I started drafting this President’s Message a week or so ago, the most important item to discuss was our success in defending our profession during the legislative session. Now with the COVID-19 outbreak already causing significant impact, the most important information I can pass on is to take the situation seriously! Please follow the advice from the CDC, state and local governments. Working together we can all get through this with the minimum impact to our health and economy.

The Legislative session was significant, with numerous bills and amendments filed which would adversely affect our industry and related professions. Fortunately, the issues have been resolved without serious consequences to the Engineering profession. I know that Allen, Sam, Jon, Jeff, and the rest of the team, along with advocacy from members like you, have done an excellent job representing our interests. This is another reminder of why your participation and political giving are so important. Unfortunately, we expect qualifications based selection to come under attack again next year.

Now that the session is over, I would normally call your attention to some upcoming events. With the virus outbreak we are not certain which of these may be cancelled, so please check our web site for the latest information:

  • This year’s GMEC Conference is back in Daytona, FL and planned for April 15-17, 2020. Hopefully you don’t miss the best Geotechnical event held in Florida.
  • The ACEC-FL Transportation Conference is planned for May 6-7, 2020 in Orlando. This is the largest ACEC-FL annual event and includes lots of opportunities to network with your peers and clients.

To view all of President Wilson's message continue reading here.