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Committees

ACEC/MO 2017-18 Committees

Below is a list of our committee and their charges.  Please click on the links below for the regular committee listing and the liaison committee lists.

ACEC/MO COMMITTEE CHARGES

BUSINESS AFFAIRS

Business Practices  –  This Committee is responsible for addressing common consulting business issues such as insurance, risk management, business management, contract documents, peer review, software, and other items that advance the business practice of member firms.

Diversity –  This Committee shall foster diversity within our member companies; help our member firms encourage minority and woman employment while meeting legal and risk management requirements; and assist in the development of an educational and support infrastructure to encourage minority and woman careers in STEM fields.

Environmental  –  This Committee shall report to the Council and/or Governmental Affairs Committee its appraisals of and its reactions to important governmental and private sector activities and legislation in which any combination of energy, environmental and economic subjects interact.

Professional Procurement  –  This Committee shall develop an action plan for promoting proper qualifications-based selection of engineering services under Missouri law, identify violators of proper selection procedures, and develop strategies for response.  The Committee shall develop ways to recognize those clients who support proper qualifications-based selection procedures with an Annual Award.

Programs & Seminars  –  This Committee shall, in cooperation with the President and other Committees, prepare a calendar of meetings/seminars for the year, including stand-alone and those in conjunction with a regular CEC quarterly meeting, select program topics and suggest possible speakers.

Transportation  –  This Committee shall monitor legislation, regulations and other activities and programs in the transportation fields, including highways, railroads, aviations and mass transit and recommend Council positions on appropriate issues.

Vertical Construction (formerly Interprofessional)  –  This Committee shall develop and conduct programs to serve the needs of member firms engaged in professional design practice where other consulting engineers, architects, and other design/construction  professionals are the client.

PUBLIC AWARENESS

Education/Registration  –  This Committee shall be the liaison with the state’s engineering educational  institutions, as well as other organizations working to promote professional and technical education.  It shall also work with public and private organizations to develop professional guidelines and equitable laws defining the role and responsibilities of professional engineers in private practice.

Engineering Excellence  –  This Committee is charged with the responsibility of establishing criteria for the annual project and drafting awards competitions, selecting the date and judges for the competition judging, attend the judging and determine the winners from judging scores.  Also they will help in the presentation of awards at the Awards Banquet.  Shall see that appropriate winning entries are sent on to the national competition in a timely manner.

Public Relations  –  This Committee shall help develop a comprehensive public relations plan, including internal and external communications programs.

GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

Governmental Affairs  –  This Committee shall develop and recommend to the Council a current and long-term legislative program.  Committee members shall work to get Council priorities into the legislative process, review other pending state legislation at the state level and participate in the legislative process to promote Council priorities and defeat adverse legislation.  They shall keep the Council informed on pending legislation.  The Committee shall be in charge of the Council’s participation in state legislative functions and shall represent the Council at meetings with other organizations concerning legislation.

PAC  –  This is a group of six Trustees appointed for 3 year terms, with responsibility for seeking annual participation from members, evaluating political candidates, and recommending support.  Two Trustees are appointed each year and must be contributors to the CECMo/PAC.

ORGANIZATIONAL AFFAIRS

Advisory  –  This Committee is charged with recommending actions and compensation for the staff, preparing an annual list of nominees for election to the various Board positions required by the Bylaws, recommending Council actions in regards to registration and ethical issues, and identifying individuals for the distinguished service awards including Fellows, Life Members, and New Principals.

Budget & Finance  –  This Committee shall study fiscal direction and maintain fiscal integrity for the Council’s long term health in accordance with the Bylaws.  The members of this committee shall annually prepare a Council budget recommendation for the coming year.

Bylaws  –  This Committee shall prepare revisions to the Bylaws when and as necessary to reflect changes in the Council.

Membership  –  This Committee is responsible for recruiting new member firms, analyzing membership trends, developing an annual membership recruitment/retention plan, and implementing a program for new firm orientation.

Long Range Planning  –  This Committee is charged with reviewing the long range plan on an annual basis and recommending revisions when and as necessary to reflect changes in the Council.