Welcome to Region 5 of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Welcome to Region 5!

Your Board of Governors is excited about the future of our Region.  We are having a Strategic Conversation to set the direction of the Region for the now and future.  As part of this process, we have a new purpose statement.

The Purpose of Region 5 is Advancing the Profession by:  

•    Inspiring Members
•    Creating Excitement
•    Promoting Excellence in Civil Engineering

I’m encouraged by the support and participation of your Governors in this process.  There is an air of excitement about the future of Region 5.  One of our initiatives is to help groups that at are struggling.  If your Section/Branch/YMG/Institute/Student Chapter would be interested in meeting with the R5BoG, please let me know.  We can discuss general concerns or focus our meeting on one topic like student transition.  I like to think of these meetings as personalized information beyond the MRLC.

At the Society level, we are also participating in Strategic Planning.  At the upcoming Board of Direction meeting on July 17-19, your officers will be analyzing our Strategic Initiatives and discussing how these align with The Vision for Civil Engineering in 2025.  I look forward to sharing discussion and updates to this vision of the Society with you.

Are there exciting programs and events going on in your local Section, Branch, Student Chapter, YM Group, or Institute Chapter?  I would like for everyone to know how much success and fun we have in Region 5!  Please consider submitting an item for the Region 5 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 5. It’s easy to submit news items via this online form.

Your Region 5 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 at monthly BOG calls.  Your Director and Governors are here to help you and make your group successful.  Please let us know how we can help!

Melissa Wheeler, M.ASCE
Director, Region 5