Greetings ACEC OKLAHOMA members! The upcoming 1st session of the 59th Legislature has one of the highest number of bills filed in many years with nearly 3100 measures introduced. The legislative session begins February 6th with the Governor's State of the State address and must adjourn by the last Friday of May or before. The state of Oklahoma has a record amount of revenue, $13B and legislative leaders are committed to growing the state’s rainy-day fund while increasing funding for some agencies.  

We are proactively working with our coalition monitoring/lobbying multiple pieces of legislation impacting OTA, eminent domain, licensing, supporting the 8 year plan and protecting QBS are just a few of the issues we are tracking. As this legislation could impact our industry, we will keep you up to date. Here are a few resent news articles: Unfortunately, death threats are being made pro-turnpike efforts sparked by reported death threats (;

Many thanks to our member firms who have supported the Pro-Pike campaign. We have raised over $25,000 to contribute to the effort! Your contribution will go a long way in ensuring our side of the story is heard by Oklahomans. If your firm made a commitment please be sure to mail in your check ASAP. The program thus far has been a success.

Finally, we are opening up signups for those interested in two committees: City Engagement and the Legislative Committee. If you have an interest in serving on the committee, please click on the link!
2023 Leadership for Engineers

Back by Popular Demand! Registration for Leadership for Engineers 2023 is now open! You can complete and application here and submit it to [email protected]. We will accept the first twenty applicants and the cost is $1,995.

Sessions will take place on the following dates:
  • Aug 21-22 Tulsa
  • Sep 14-15 Stillwater
  • Oct 5-6 OKC

We look forward to another great class. Agenda to come soon!
REMINDER: February Meeting Sign Up and EEA Recognition

February 9th we will host Senate Transportation Chairman John Haste at our general membership meeting. You can sign up here.

We will honor our Engineering Excellence nominated projects and winner of the Grand Conceptor Award.

What: Quarterly Board/Membership Meeting and EEA Recognition
Where: Main Street Loft Main Street Loft (Second Floor of Main Street Tavern) 202 S. Main Street Broken Arrow, OK 74012
When: February 9th from 4:30-5:30 PM
Reminder: Project Management Bootcamp Presented by PSMJ
For over 20 years, sending key staff through PSMJ's A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp has been standard practice for engineering firms committed to superior financial results, ecstatic clients, and a winning culture. Smart executives know their most valuable contributors will return with new confidence and new skills to deliver eye-popping profit and project performance. Now ACEC Oklahoma has partnered with PSMJ to bring this breakthrough event to Tulsa, Williams Center Tower 1. You can read more about the bootcamp here.
Where: Williams Center Tower 1. One West 3rd St, First Floor St. Francis Room, Tulsa OK 74103
When: Feb 22-23

There are 5 spots Available!

The Registration deadline has been extended ($1,695 Member / $1,795 Non-Member)

Space is limited! Please sign up quickly to ensure your spot. You will be invoiced upon signing up for the session.
OEF Seeking Volunteers!


MATHCOUNTS Oklahoma needs proctors and graders for the upcoming Oklahoma MATHCOUNTS season. Competitions are scheduled throughout the state January 28, February 4, and February 17. The state competition is March 4. For more information visit MATHCOUNTS.
Register HERE to volunteer at the East Central Region MATHCOUNTS competition at the University of Tulsa scheduled for February 4, 2023.
Register HERE to volunteer at the Central OK MATHCOUNTS competition at the University of Central Oklahoma scheduled for February 17, 2023. 
Register HERE to volunteer at the Southwest Region MATHCOUNTS competition at Cameron University scheduled for February 25, 2023.
The 52nd Annual Oklahoma Engineering Fair is February 22, 2023. For more information click HERE. American Fidelity is the presenting sponsor. If your business is interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Jennifer McCollum, Executive Director, for more information at [email protected]. $250, $500 and $1,000 sponsorships are available. You can also donate to the event by visiting

PAC Dollars Needed!

As the legislative session begins, we have a deadline of the first day of session to submit donations to legislators. This session promises to be interesting, with turnpike issues garnering attention. You support is needed at the state level.

Mike Thompson
President & CEO
220 N.E. 28th Street, Suite 135
Oklahoma City, OK 73105