Promoting & Protecting Oregon's Engineering Industry
Congratulations to all the ACEC members who participated in some way during the 2017 and 2018 legislative sessions. We were intimately involved in passing the largest transportation package in Oregon’s history; twice defended major attacks on QBS; and helped maintain strong standards for Canadian and other international engineers seeking registration through reciprocity in Oregon. Thank you to all who made these issues a priority.
But as we celebrate our victories, we must begin to prepare for the six-month 2019 legislative session. We are certain that more challenges, and opportunities, lie ahead.
One of the most direct ways to prepare for more success in the 2019 session is to give financial support to legislators and candidates who share our vision for Oregon. ACEC Oregon PAC, our state level political action committee, is where we pool funds to support candidates and proven legislators. These funds are a key ingredient to our continued success by helping to keep good legislators in office. All these funds stay in Oregon and are used in legislative races.
The funds in the ACEC Oregon PAC are limited, valuable and specifically used to support ACEC Oregon issues. Our pledge is to follow a bi-partisan approach that allows us access and helps pave the way to success.
Currently more than 100 Oregonians are seeking election to key legislative seats and the Governor’s office. Now is the time to help elect like-minded candidates who will support our goals.
CONTRIBUTE ACCORDING TO THE FAIR SHARE FORMULA
The board of directors has made funding the ACEC Oregon PAC a priority and is asking each member firm to contribute at least $20 per Oregon employee, with a suggested $200 minimum, to the state PAC for our legislative efforts.
Oregon law allows unlimited corporate contributions to the state PAC.
Contribute now! Click HERE to contribute to the state PAC using your credit card.
Or, act now and make your corporate (or personal) check for political contribution payable to the ACEC Oregon PAC and mail to the administrator:
ACEC Oregon PAC
c/o Carol Russell
89286 Cranberry Lane
Bandon, OR 97411
Pictured above, at a recent fundraiser for Governor Kate Brown, are, from left: ACEC Oregon Lobbyist Marshall Coba, CobaCo LLC; Governor Brown; and ACEC Oregon President Mike Meyer, Cornforth Consultants, Inc. (October 2018)
ACEC Oregon leadership meets with Governor Kate Brown during a breakfast program at David Evans and Associates, Inc.,Portland. (October 10, 2017)
Future transportation and infrastructure funding and resiliency planning were topics of conversation when ACEC Oregon leadership met with Governor Kate Brown. The group also discussed the importance of the QBS law. Governor Brown encouraged members to introduce themselves to their legislators and to offer to be a resource for transportation issues. Pictured above, from left are: Executive Director Alison Davis, Secretary/Treasurer Mike Reed, GRI; Past-President and National Director Troy Bowers, Murray, Smith & Associates; Governor Kate Brown; President Jay Lyman, David Evans and Associates; and Past-President Erik Peterson, Peterson Structural Engineers, Inc.
(January 28, 2016, Portland)
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Thank you, ACEC Oregon PAC donors! Thank you to the following firms that have contributed to the ACEC Oregon PAC. Donations received September 6 through December 12, 2018 are from: