February 2019 Region 1 Director News
Monday, March 23, 2020
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 (email@example.com).
Please stay safe and stay healthy. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Anthony Cioffi, P.E., F.ASCE
Region 1 Director
Shahin Ariaey-Nejad Rafiq Chowdhury
Craig Ruyle Laurel Welch
B. Logan Johnson Joe Michiels
Danielle Spicer Anni Autio
Beth Ann Smith