Volume 97 Issue 7 - May
Hello ASCE Arizona Section Members,

I have some great news to share with you: we finally have a Civil Engineer on the Arizona Board of Technical Registration! (See for yourself here). Scott Sayles was recently appointed to the Board and we know he will represent our profession in the best way possible. This is such a huge step forward as it is imperative that we have a civil engineer on the BTR to be able to provide knowledge to civil engineering cases and provide guidance as a licensed engineer. Civil Engineers make up over 50% of licensed engineers in the State of Arizona so this just makes sense! We would like to thank Governor Doug Ducey for hearing and acting on our request. If you would like to to express your gratitude you can email him at

The IIJA was another great step forward! We cannot lose this momentum to improve our infrastructure and I wanted to bring your attention to this: Kelly, D-Ariz., and Hassan, D-N.H., have introduced legislation that would suspend the federal gas tax until 2023 in an attempt to lower gas prices. ASCE strongly opposes S. 3609, the Gas Prices Relief Act. Here is a document outlining our ASCE stance if you would like to read more about it.
Lastly, it is election time in ASCE Society level positions so I encourage you all to vote and pick your next leaders. You can do so by simply clicking the “Vote now” button on this page. Deadline to vote is June 1st, 2022!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out. 

The ASCE Arizona Section is here to serve you,

Jose Aguilar, PE, ENV SP
WSP (Project Manager)
ASCE Arizona Section President
Phoenix Branch News and Updates
Brad Donais, PE, Vice President, Phoenix Branch
Recap of March Luncheon Meeting
On April 13 the Phoenix Branch gathered for a hybrid in person/video lunch meeting. Audra Koester Thomas, Transportation Planning Manager at MAG, spoke on MOMENTUM 2050 and the Extension of Proposition 400. The presentation covered the regional investment legacy, plan development, and review of the investment plan, along with providing highlights of current Proposition 400 Projects and those Projects which would be included in any voter approved Proposition 400 extension.
Upcoming Events
Our next lunch meeting will be at the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport on May 11th, with the Terminal 4 South Concourse (T4S1), A New 8 Gate Concourse at Sky Harbor Terminal 4. In addition, be on the lookout for details for both our June 8th Meeting and Happy Hour event in July, date and location to be determined.  
Brad Donais, PE
Phoenix Branch Vice President
2022 ASCE/ASHE State Conference
The Arizona Civil Engineer is a publication of the Arizona Section of ASCE.

Information published in the newsletter must be consistent with ASCE Arizona Section Board policy.