ACEC Alaska includes several committees that work to coordinate local entities to advocate for the engineering community. Descriptions of the various committees are included below. If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact us. We’re always looking for members for our committees and task forces.
Government Advocacy (Chair: Andrea Story, R&M Consultants)
DOT&PE Steering Committee
ACEC Alaska has formed a Steering Committee with DOT&PF that consists of the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, all three Regional Directors, the Chief of Change Management and four members from ACEC Alaska. This is truly a once in a career opportunity to affect cultural change between the DOT&PF and the private consultant that will build a strong relationship that will make a difference for future generations.
Chair: Len Story, R&M Consultants
We regularly notify clients who bid A/E services that there are alternative means to securing professional services than cost-based professional services. In several situations, we have been successful in having the Owner modify selection criteria to remove cost as a criteria for award.
Chair: Andrea Story, R&M Consultants
Business Education (Chair: Aaron Christi, DOWL)
Professional Resources and Education
Identify, host, and promote programs that provide training, resources, and other tools to aid in best business practices for consulting firms. Potential topics and areas of focus include contracts, project management, and health and professional liability insurance through ACEC.
Chair: Aaron Christie, DOWL
Political Action (Chair: Mike Rabe)
Promote the legislative interest of ACEC-Alaska through a legislative program designed to assist members in meeting their legislators, review, monitor, and propose legislation pertaining to the business of consulting and/or the various disciplines relating to the field of engineering and inform committees and members of legislation that affects the Council.