Welcome to Region 1 of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Dear ASCE Region 1 Leadership

This is a very troubling time for all of us. The world around us is facing challenges that we could  
not have dreamed of three months ago. ASCE is concerned for your health and welfare, which is why we have taken the drastic steps to suspend all in person activities including all student competitions. The leadership of Region 1 has been discussing ways in which we can engage our Region 1 leadership. As you know, we have cancelled our Spring Region 1 Assembly and are currently looking at new ways to engage our Sections/Branches and Students. To this end, we will be scheduling a Region 1 Section, Branch and Student Chapter Webinar in the coming weeks. We will be emailing an invitation with an agenda to each of our Sections, Branches and Student Chapters. We want to hear from each of you on how you’re engaging your members.
More importantly, we want to hear from each of you on how ASCE and Region 1 can help and support you during this health crisis! The Civil Engineering Community is mandated to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. This is engrained in our fabric and in everything that we do as Civil Engineers. I know that we will all come out of this health emergency stronger and refocused on what matters most. While we weather this crisis together, ASCE has created several resources for you.
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For those Sections, Branches and Student Chapters with concerns about contractual obligations related to contracted events, please refer to the resource prepared by Tara Hoke, ASCE General  Counsel, entitled “What are force majeure clauses, and how should they be used?”. Tara may also be contacted at thoke@asce.org for additional consultation.  Region 1 will continue to monitor the situation and will post updates to our web site. Thank you for your support and understanding during this crisis. Please feel free to send questions to your Governors and me (tcioffi@citytech.cuny.edu). 
Please stay safe and stay healthy. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Anthony Cioffi, P.E., F.ASCE
Region 1 Director

Governors                      Committees

Shahin Ariaey-Nejad              Rafiq Chowdhury
Craig Ruyle                            Laurel Welch
B. Logan Johnson                 Joe Michiels 
Danielle Spicer                      Anni Autio
Brad Kubiak           
Brad Summerville                   
Beth Ann Smith               

Welcome to Region 1!                     

Your Board of Governors is excited about the future of our Region. The Purpose of Region 1 is Advancing the Profession by:  

  • Inspiring Members
  • Creating Excitement
  • Promoting Excellence in Civil Engineering
  • Inspiring the Next Generation

I'm excited about the future of Region 1 and am encouraged by the work of the Region 1 Governors and volunteers. The Sections and Branches are working hard to support their members with Lectures and Forums that offer PDH’s and well as other Outreach activities. One of our goals is to help groups that at are struggling.  If your Section/Branch/YMG/Institute/Student Chapter would be interested in meeting with the R1 Board of Governors, please let me know.  Student transition is another area that we would like to strengthen. Student Chapters are an integral part of our Region, and we want to support them and help them be the best that they can be.

At the Society level, we continue to work on our Strategic Plan. We're building on the Strategic Initiatives and expect them to be released in the coming months.

Are there exciting programs and events going on in your local Section, Branch, Student Chapter, YM Group, or Institute Chapter?  Please consider submitting an item for the Region 1 News.  This is the place for photos from tours, shout outs to award winners, news of successful programs and events, and all the great things happening around Region 

1. It's easy to submit news items via this online form.

Your Region 1 Board of Governors is always open to hearing about what's important to you.  If you have something you want to share, please feel free to contact me at any time.  I will be happy to address any issues or concerns during our monthly Region 1 Board of Governors calls.  Your Governors and I are here to help you and make your group successful.  Please let us know how we can help!

Region 1 and ASCE is a volunteer organization and works through the efforts and dedication of our many of our volunteers. I would like to take this opportunity to Thank You!  I hope you will consider giving back to our great profession as we inspire the next generation.  Please consider joining us on our journey.

                                                                       Tony Cioffi, P.E., M. ASCE    Director, Region 1

To see more photos from Region 1 Events,

             click REGION 1 PHOTO GALLERY




UPCOMING Region 1 Meetings


Fall 2020 - Finger Lakes, NY; (tentative)

Spring 2021 - ??? 

Fall 2021 - ???

Metropolitan Section celebrates 100 years 2020 


Region 1 Apparel - 

ASCE Region 1 Leadership would like to make you aware of an option to purchase ASCE Region 1 apparel from Lands End.  A white stitched “ASCE Region 1” logo  will appear on the apparel that you purchase.  You will order directly from Lands Ends’ website  https://business.landsend.com/store/asceregion1/