ACEC CA BBC brings engineering, construction management, and land surveying professionals together to effect positive change for the industry. Through our efforts, we help to improve the built environment and affect decisions being made in our industry, from legislative advocacy to environmental issues. Our volunteers are the core of our organization, and allow individuals to represent their firms and themselves in leadership and decision-making roles.
Joining a committee represents a unique opportunity for you to get involved—to make an impact on the professional and business climate, to network, to share information and best practices, and to gain visibility among peers, agencies, clients and other professional organizations with similar interests.
And you don’t need to be a member firm to participate!
We are looking for interested individuals to join one (or more!) of our great committees, which hold a term of one year, starting on July 1, 2020. Most positions require a time commitment of 2-3 hours a month.
Our goal is to add new members to our already existing group of enthusiastic volunteers. Even though the future is unsure, I think we can be very creative in how we continue to add value to our members and others in the A/E/C industry, as well as continue adding money to our Scholarship fund. Most events will likely be online through most of this year, but we’re ready to strategize and plan some really interesting and unique initiatives for the 2020-21 term.
Assist the Chair with outreach efforts to solicit applicant from Bay Area colleges for our annual engineering scholarships. Help plan and lead two fundraising events to benefit our fund. Help promote current and past awardees to member firms and on our website as they transition from college into the industry, as well as offer to connect them with senior members who might provide them mentorship. Working with the Student / Emerging Leader Committee, assist in organizing an event during Engineers Week in February where two (2) practicing engineers present to students at various local, Chapter-area high schools about the engineering profession.
- Student / Emerging Leader Outreach
Assist the Chair in maintaining a monthly a social media campaign that connects our young members and students with events and opportunities in the Chapter region. Help plan and lead two online events to connect young members with current students. Working with the Scholarships Committee, assist in organizing an event during Engineers Week in February where two (2) practicing engineers present to students at various local, Chapter-area high schools about the engineering profession.
Assist the Chair in seeking financial support for our Chapter Scholarship fund by connecting with member firms about sponsorship opportunities and securing their support to increase their visibility and to promote their firm at our events. Help to see that sponsors are recognized on all communication promoting the event, during events, and help to ensure that sponsors receive proper recognition for their support.
Assist in communicating with our members about public policy issues, bills, and legal matters that affect our industry. Help educate our members on California legislation, as well as help reach out to our member firms about legislation that effect their businesses, as well as the industry overall. Help coordinate a yearly PAC fundraiser as part of, or separate from a scheduled event.
Assist the Chair in the recruitment of new and retention of current member firms and help connect with them about our event of interest, and introduce them to our scholarship winners.
- Industry Programs (Lunchtime/Afternoon)
Assist the Chair in the creating events that are relevant to our members and potentially viable for pursuit purposes or future business development opportunities. Help reach out to prospective speakers to present those topics at our events. Assist in any events as appropriate that might be under the purview of another committee, including an Engineering Awards submittal and awards event in 2021 with the Past President. The events alternate between Oakland and San Francisco, though most will be online for the rest of 2020.
- Education and Training Programs
Assist the Chair in creating member-only breakfast learning events that are relevant to our members. These will alternate between Oakland and San Francisco, though most will be online for the rest of 2020.
Assist the Chair in our Chapter communications efforts, including branding, website, newsletters, social media, event promotion and ticketing, as well as providing input on how to better market our events. Each Committee member will be directed to focus on a specific aspect of the efforts. The focus is on enhancing the BBC’s image, both internally (to member firms) and externally (primarily to political and business leaders who engage engineering services and/or influence our industry), but also with the public-at-large who may not be familiar with our organization.
- Small Business Inclusion and Chapter Diversity
Assist the Chair in efforts related to the inclusion of diverse individuals as speakers at our events, as well as a focus on M/W/V/D/SBE firm needs into our events. Help communicate our M/W/V/D/SBE member firms with outside industry events that may be of interest. Assist in planning and organizing business-focused half-day A/E/C Proposal Symposium in the early part of 2021.
For more information on committees, and how you can get involved please write to firstname.lastname@example.org