Here are the tentative dates for our upcoming meetings
Dec 10 with MSPE
Jan 8 with EWRI
March 19 with APWA
April – TBD Awards and ASCE Pres-Elect presentation/visit
May – TBD
Hope to see you there!
The 2013 ASCE Infrastructure Report Cards are out for Kansas and Missouri. Please see below for each state’s full report.
Missouri: ASCE Report Card — Missouri
Kansas: ASCE Report Card — Kansas
The Kansas City Section of ASCE is taking nominations for its Board of Directors. Positions available for nomination are President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and Directors. A description of each position can be found below.
If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors or wish to nominate a candidate for the Board, please submit a nomination by e-mail to email@example.com by no later than April 5, 2013.
If necessary, a vote on all contested positions will be taken by at our Annual Meeting in mid-May with the and the new Board will be announced at the conclusion of the meeting. We look forward to your continued participation so that we can keep the Kansas City Section strong and vibrant
David Silverstein, P.E.
President, Kansas City Section 2012-2013
The President-Elect shall act in place of the President when the President is not available. The President-Elect shall serve as the vice chair and attend all meetings of the Section Board of Directors. The President-Elect also shall have primary responsibility for oversight and coordination of the following committees: Government & Public Relations and Membership. The President-Elect shall assume the role of President following completion the President’s one-year term.
The Treasurer shall monitor the funds of the Section, assist in preparation of the Section’s annual budget, report periodically to the Section Board of Directors, provide an annual financial report to the Section Board of Directors, and attend all meetings of the Section Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the preparation and submittal of necessary Section tax information to regulatory authorities. The Treasurer also shall have primary responsibility for oversight and coordination of the following committees: Attendance, Dinner, and Programs.
The Secretary shall attend all meetings of the Section Board of Directors and serve as secretary at all meetings. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of Section meetings and be in charge of Section correspondence. The Secretary shall be responsible for the preparation and submittal of required annual reports to Society. The Secretary also shall have primary responsibility for oversight and coordination of the following committees: Communications/Database and Newsletter/Webpage.
The Directors of the Section shall be elected annually by the Subscribing Members of the Section, and shall consist of one Director III, one Director II, one Director I, and one Associate Member Director. Directors shall have primary responsibility for oversight and coordination of the following committees: Awards and History & Heritage, Continuing Education, technical committees, Younger Members and Student Chapters.
Please Join Oldcastle Precast for a Social Networking Reception
January 22, 2013
5:30 to 9:00 PM
Overland Park Marriott – Grand Ballroom
10800 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, Kansas 66210
Meet and Greet your Associates – Please bring a Guest
Welcoming Comments by: Peter Rahn
Leader of HNTB’s national transportation practice group
Past Director of Missouri DOT
Past Cabinet Secretary of New Mexico State DOT
Call 888-965-3227 or
Register Online by Click Here
Hosted by Oldcastle Precast
Kansas City Section of ASCE Joint Meeting with APWA and SAME
Date: March 28th, 2012
Location: Holiday Inn at the Country Club Plaza
1 East 45th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Time: 11:30 AM – Registration
12:00 PM – Lunch
12:30 PM – Presentation
Meal: Spinach Salad with prosciutto, strawberries, almonds, and raspberry vinaigrette
Pan-roasted Pork Chop with apple-bourbon demi-glaze
Parmesan smashed red potato skins
Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, and Iced Tea
RSVP to: John Dowell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-823-7176 by Noon Tuesday March 20th
Topic: A Summary on the City Of Kansas City Streetcar and Other Capital Improvement Projects and Programs.
Speaker: Sherri McIntyre – Assistant City Manager of City of Kansas City, Missouri
Sherri McIntyre is an Assistant City Manager working primarily on infrastructure related issues for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. She also serves as the recently appointed Director of Public Works. She has a strong background in transportation and municipal infrastructure. She has been in her current role for the City about two years, after spending time working for private engineering firms. She has eight years of previous service with the City, working in Public Works Engineering, and over 10 years with Missouri Department of Transportation.
Sherri’s current duties include working with the internal City infrastructure departments of Public Works, Capital Projects, Water Services, and Parks and Recreation. She serves as one of the City’s leads on the Downtown Streetcar proposal. She also serves as a liaison between the City with external customers ranging from Missouri Department of Transportation, MARC, design professionals, and construction community.
PDH will be available.
Come join Engineers Without Borders – Kansas City Professionals for their March General Meeting, Monday March 19th at 5:30PM. The Chief Environmental Officer for the City (KCMO) will be joining us to talk about Sustainability Initiatives in KCMO and around the Metro area. We will also be providing ways to get involved both internationally and locally as we grow our chapter. The meeting will be in the W1 Training Room at Black & Veatch (8400 Ward Parkway Kansas City MO). Hope to see you there!
Bring a Harvester’s donation and you could win a prize! (details below)
Learn how to receive a free drink and appetizers at the next Younger Members Meeting (details below)
Date: Tuesday December 13th, 2011
Location: Lidia’s Italy
101 W. 22nd St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
Time: 11:30 am to 12:00 pm – Registration / Social
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm – Meal
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm – Presentation
Insalata Cesare alla Lidia - Lidia’s own version of the American-born, Italian-named Caesar Salad, made with tender hearts of Romaine tossed in a mild dressing seasoned with mustard, a touch of anchovy, imported Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and crispy croutons
Pasta Tasting Trio - An endless sampling of three daily-made fresh and filled pastas, the selections change according to the season and the fresh market offerings. Lidia’s signature dish!
Pollo alla Limone e Olive - A classic dish of pan seared chicken breasts, paired with a sauce of roasted lemons, capers, and Sicilian olives, over a saute of seasoned spinach
Biscotti Platters - Fresh from our bakery, an assortment of house-made cookies & sweets
RSVP: RSVP to John Dowell at email@example.com or 816-823-7176 By Noon December 9th
Speaker: Matt Spencer, HNTB
Presentation Overview: Mr. Spencer is a Project Engineer/Squad Leader in the transportation section in the Kansas City office. Prior to joining HNTB in 2005 he was a Field Engineer at a Kiewit Southern Corporation. His experience includes interstate design, roadway design, rail design, construction, utility-relocation coordination, drainage design, and many other aspects of transportation design. He is responsible for working with project managers to complete a variety of projects for the HNTB transportation section and other HNTB sections.
Mr Spencer will be discussing the topic of Diverging Diamond Interchanges. The DDI (also referred to as a double crossover diamond) is a unique new interchange type that has recently been implemented to help ease interchange congestion. A DDI reduces the total conflict points from 30 in a traditional diamond to only 18. It moves traffic faster, reduces congestion, and increases safety.
ASCE and ASCE Younger Members are teaming up with Harvesters — The Community Food Network, to sponsor a food drive at the ASCE December lunch. Donations received through the drive will help Harvesters’ network feed those in need throughout Kansas City.
It’s sometimes difficult to believe that hunger exists in Kansas City. Most people think of hunger in terms of famine and mass starvation — terrible tragedies, but not something that affects people every day in our own community.
Hunger in our community is often more subtle. It’s a child who stuffs his pockets during lunch at school so he has food to eat at home in the evening. It’s a parent who is—ironically—overweight, because sugar and carbohydrate-laden foods are often the least expensive at the local store. It’s a senior citizen who goes without food in order to buy medicine, further jeopardizing her already fragile health.
The reality is that there are hungry people in Kansas City. Harvesters’ agencies provide assistance to nearly 60,000 people every week. And fully half of those are children and the elderly.
A contribution on December 13 means much needed help, and hope, will be available to those who need it. Please bring a few items to our luncheon. Your generosity makes a difference.
Attendees that bring 3 nonperishable items will be entered into a drawing for a gift card. Attendees that bring 6 or more items will be entered into the drawing twice.
Your donation makes a difference! (No Glass Please!)
Most Needed Food Items
Boxed Meals (Hamburger Helper, Pasta Roni)
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Hot & Cold Cereal
Most Needed Household Supplies/Personal Care Items
ASCE Younger Members Group Meeting
Tuesday December 13th @ 6 PM
The Cashew Bar
Bring/Donate a toy and receive a drink and appetizers for free! All donations go to Toys For Tots
Questions? Contact Kyle Dieckmann at kyle.dieckmann@IBHC.com
The Nominating Committee of the Kansas City Section ASCE has met in accordance with the Section Bylaws to fulfill its duty in preparing and submitting a slate of Officers and Directors for the 2011-2012 Section year. This slate of candidates represents the Nominating Committee’s Official Section Nominees. It is our duty to point out that at-large nominations are also permitted from the membership.
We considered and interviewed several highly qualified Section Members for these leadership positions before arriving at our recommended slate, which appears below:
David Silverstein President–Elect
Sheryl Gallagher 1st Vice President & Treasurer
Tom Jacobs 2nd Vice President & Secretary
James Duehning Continuing Director
Ronnie Williams 2nd Year Director
Adrian Keller 1st Year Director
Joji Calabro Associate Member Director
According to the by-laws, Kensey Russell assumes the Presidency automatically by virtue of being the President-Elect at the conclusion of the 2010-2011 year.
Respectfully submitted by the 2010-2011 Nominating Committee: Alysen Abel – Chair, Craig Buhr and Roy Bravo.
“The Results of Agreements Negotiated During a Recession Will Outlast the Recession”
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
Marc Richardson, Assistant General Counsel & Principal of Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc., will discuss personal observations regarding the current business cycle, and the fundamental changes being experienced in the current marketing and procurement of engineering and construction services
Crown Club at Kauffman Stadium
One Royal Way
Kansas City, MO 64129
11:30 pm – Registration / Social
12:00 pm – Lunch
12:15 pm – Program
Cost: Members and Guests $30
RSVP by Friday, March 11th to Mohamad Ibrawish by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (913)638-9184.
Please note seating is limited, so RSVP at your earliest convenience.