Hello, All Region, 1 Sections, Branches & Student Chapters!
I want to take this time to thank each of you for all the support that you have showed me over the past 3 years. It went fast! Today, I feel like it just started. I have met so many of you at the various ASCE and Region 1 events and memories over the past 3 years. I have enjoyed every moment. It was my hope when I started this journey that I would leave Region 1 better than when I found it. I think together we achieve this. COVID-19 has changed us forever. We lost people who were close to us. COVID-19 made us think of new ways to engage the members of the Region. I am especially proud of all of the work that the Region 1 Board did over the past 3 years and would like to once again thank them for their support and tireless hours of work to make ASCE Region 1 and our profession the best that it can be.
A Special Thank You to the following:
Region 1 Governors: Craig, Brad K., Beth Ann, Daniel, Brad S., Logan, Shahin
Region 1 Committee Chairs: Rafiq, Laurel & Joe
ASCE Past-Presidents: Guna, Robin & Kristina ASCE
Board Members: All
ASCE President Elect: Jean-Louis
ASCE Staff: Tom Smith, Patty, Leslie Payne, Loretta, Jane, Alicia, Kelly Dooley, Nancy Berson, Hannah, Jennifer, Daryl, Curtis, Becky, Carol Bowers, Casey, Wendy, Tara, Beth, Emily, Leslie Nolan, Melissa P., & Roxann.
I would like to welcome to the Region 1 Board, your new Director John Folts and Governor Erin McCormick. I have full confidence in them to continue the great work.
In closing, this is not the end of my journey, but only the beginning of the next. I will be working with ASCE CSM, ExCEEd Reboot, Region 1 NYS Council and back where I started with the Met Section. I am always happy to make presentations in the future. I will continue to bleed ASCE Blue and am looking forward to the day when we can all be together again. I hope that one day in the future, I may be able serve once again on the Board of the American Society of Civil Engineers.