ACEC Alaska includes several committees that work to coordinate local entities to advocate for the Engineering community. Descriptions of the various committees are included below. Click on the committee name for more information and updates.
Legislative Affairs: Promote the legislative interest of ACEC-Alaska through a legislative program designed to assist members in meeting their legislators, review, monitor, and propose legislation pertaining to the business of consulting and/or the various disciplines relating to the field of engineering and inform committees and members of legislation that affects the Council. The Chairman of the committee is Jim Sawhill, PE, Lounsbury & Associates, Inc.
Municipality of Anchorage: Partner with the Municipality of Anchorage, serve as a liaison, provide dialogue, present issues of concern, problem solve, and build/improve relations with city officials. The Chairman position for this committee is currently open.
Corp of Engineers: Partner with the COE, serve as a liaison, provide dialogue, present issues of concern, problem solve, and build/improve relations with COE officials. The Chairman of the committee is Kevin Murphy, PE, Enterprise Engineering, Inc.
Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities: Partner with ADOT&PF to discuss, monitor, review, and propose transportation and public facility consulting engineering services and related issues. The Chairman of the committee is Duane Hippe, PE, HDR Alaska, Inc.
Associated General Contractors: Partner with AGC to resolve issues that are common to both the engineering consulting and construction firms. The Chairman of the committee is Frank Rast, PE, R&M Consultants, Inc.
ACEC Political Action Committee: The American Council of Engineering Companies Political Action Committee (ACEC/PAC) was established to allow ACEC members the opportunity to support and keep federal candidates in office who support a pro-business legislative agenda. ACEC/PAC is bipartisan and operates out in the open in full compliance with the Federal Election Campaign Act and applicable state laws. ACEC-Alaska/PAC is represented by a PAC Champion to help meet its state’s annual PAC goal. The Chairman of the committee and PAC Champion is Floyd Damron, PE, CH2M Hill, Inc.
Alaska Professional Design Council: APDC is a not-for-profit organization that was formed to coordinate and promote the common interests of Alaska’s professional design societies; of which ACEC-Alaska is a member. The Chairman of the committee is Stafford Glashan PE, Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
Scholarship: In coordination with APDC, the scholarship committee provides scholarship opportunities to Alaska student residents studying engineering. The Chairman of the committee is Matthew Stone PE, HDR, Inc.
Membership: Promote and educated potential member firms on the benefits of joining ACEC-Alaska. The Chairman of the committee is Frank Rast, PE, R&M Consultants, Inc.
University of Alaska: Partner with the university to discuss, review, and propose improved educational issues for the engineering degree program. The Chairman of the committee is Matt Stone, PDC, Inc.