Dave Emerich, P.E., ASCE
The Mohawk-Hudson Section celebrated the 77th Annual Dinner Meeting on Wednesday, May 6th at Wolf’s 1-11 in Colonie, New York. We had a great turnout with almost 70 members, students and guests in attendance. We were able to highlight the achievements of the Section over the past year. It was a fabulous year to see what the Section had accomplished. I would like to thank all of the members for their efforts and contributions.
The dinner included Matt Yerkey, P.E., a Principal Associate of Ryan-Biggs | Clark Davis Engineering and Surveying, P.C. presenting on the Hadley Overpass Project in North Adams, Massachusetts. He shared his role as the Contractor’s engineer and multiple facets of the project. It was interesting to hear about the unique challenges and solutions encountered for this project. I would like to thank Matt for his presentation.
Also at our dinner, we were able to honor 6 life members, two of which were in attendance, as well as our award winners for the Annual Scholarship Award, Student Chapter Awards, Engineer of the Year and Meritorious Service Award. Mark Rusnica, E.I., F.ASCE received Fellow Member status at the meeting. Congratulations to all award winners. We were also fortunate to have Shawn Kelley, PhD., M.ASCE Region 1 Governor joining us for dinner.
I would like to thank David Emerich, P.E., M.ASCE for serving our Section as president for the past year! His commitment to the civil engineering profession and the Mohawk-Hudson Section is profound, and I look forward to continue working with him as he serves out his terms as past-president. I would also like to thank our technical group chairs for all of their hard work this year!
If there is any interest to become involved in the ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section there are some positions available such as the Newsletter Editor, Membership Chair, and Environmental Group Chair. Please contact a board member or stop in at our next board meeting.
I look forward to another busy year for the Section! Please consider joining us for the following events in addition to our technical group meetings and seminars:
The 16th Annual ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section Golf Outing to benefit the student scholarship award fund is being held on Friday, July 10th at Airway Meadows Golf Course in Gansevoort. Sponsorship opportunities are still available! If you would like to sponsor or play in the tournament, please contact our Golf Chair, Walter Lippmann, whose contact information can be found in this newsletter and on our website.
The ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section is looking at having a summer/fall event for members. Be on the lookout for more information in the coming months.
The past-presidents have set the bar very high, but I look forward to the challenge of representing the Section. I look to continue on our outreach efforts to students at our local schools and colleges. In addition, I would like to continue our recognition of local achievements by our section. We have a lot to be proud of in this Section, and I believe it is important to recognize those projects and the engineers behind them.