“Water’s Worth It” Day at the State House, Register by 5/1

FROM ACEC:
Water’s Worth It Day is 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM

Great Hall, 2nd Floor, Massachusetts State House, Boston. MA
Register by May 1 on Survey Monkey*:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019Eng_LS_Water_Day​

Engineers, Land Surveyors, Public Works Professionals and other design professionals will meet with Massachusetts state legislators at the State House on May 22, 2019.

*Before you sign up, Check on: http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx to confirm the names of your State Senator and State Representative, based on where you live/vote. You’ll need this information for online registration. Then, register on our Survey Monkey Registration Page where you can Sign Up for:

•Engineers and Land Surveyors Day (morning appointments with your state legislators that we make for you)

•Water’s Worth It Day (Light lunch with legislators and staff) or

•Both events (Engineers and Land Surveyors Day + Water’s Worth It Day).

On Tuesday, May 22, 2019, ACEC/MA, BSCES, and MALSCE members gather at the Massachusetts State House for our Annual Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House along with leaders from other engineering and design-related associations.

We arrange for meetings with our members’ Massachusetts State Representatives and State Senators based on where our members live and vote.

These organizations co-sponsor the day:
•American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA)
•Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE (BSCES)
•Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE)
•Massachusetts Highway Association
•MMA Policy Committee on Public Works, Transportation and Public Utilities
•MMA Policy Committee on Energy and the Environment
•Massachusetts Water Works Association (MWWA)
•Massachusetts Water Pollution Control Association (MWPCA)

Download the 2019 Issue Briefing Sheets (drafts available in April here) for background on the issues:

Briefing Sessions for Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House:

Discuss the issues and plan how to get the most from your meetings before May 22: Join us for one of three optional, free Advance Briefing Sessions: in-person at The Engineering Center or by conference call:

Friday, May 17, 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Monday, May 20, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Tuesday, May 21, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

May 22 Schedule:
9:10 – 9:25 AM
Registration/Breakfast (continental) and receive materials
Massachusetts State House, Great Hall – 2nd Floor.
9:25 – 10:15 AM
Issue Briefing and Briefing with a State Legislator
Massachusetts State House, Great Hall – 2nd Floor.
10:30 AM (Senate) and 11:15 AM (House)
Scheduled meetings with your state legislators at the State House
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Water’s Worth It Day – Be sure to register for this if you can stay, or return any follow up materials to Great Hall and return to your office

For Our 2019 Event:
We set up meetings for you with your legislators. Or, if you are new to the event and want to partner with others who have done this before, we’ll pair you up with engineers and land surveyors and you’ll join them for their legislative appointments.

For MWWA, you may also contact for information:
Jennifer A. Pederson, Executive Director, Massachusetts Water Works Association
T: 978-263-1388, jpederson@masswaterworks.org

Lobbying in Massachusetts:
Recent changes in the lobbying laws over the past few years have the effect of sweeping some activities into the category of “lobbying” which previously may not have been considered lobbying. As long as you are participating in Design Professionals Day as a representative of at least one of our associations, discussing the issues set for the day, you do not have to register as a lobbyist.

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