More than 200 American Society of Civil Engineers members from across the country – 49 states represented – gathered in Washington, DC, March 15th – 17th for the annual ASCE Legislative Fly-In to advocate on Capitol Hill for infrastructure improvements, only to learn that the Washington Metro was closing for 24 hours to make emergency inspections the exact day of the scheduled Congressional visits. No matter. It was just another very timely talking point for the members to make the case for infrastructure. The focal points for the members to push on the Hill this year included the Federal Aviation Administration bill reauthorization, work on and passage of a Water Resources Development Act so that it is on a two-year cycle, and the importance of increased investment for water infrastructure. The following ASCE-NH members attended the fly-in and met with NH Senator Kelly Ayotte: ASCE-NH Treasurer Nick Golon (TFMoran, pictured on the far right), ASCE-NH President-Elect Thalia Valkanos, ASCE-NH Legislative Committee Chair Darren Benoit, and former ASCE-NH Student Liason Andrew Wells.
21 Apr 2016