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Upcoming Events

June 9

Building a Better Business Webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Political Climate of 2020

June 18

Doing Business in a Changed Environment: NYS Thruway Authority

June 23

PDH Webinar #126: Connect, Engage, Plan: Innovative Community Engagement and Planning Tools

July 30

DDC Water Main Training (Virtual)

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2021 Virtual Leadership Institute Now Available for Registration. The ACEC New York Leadership Institute develops the future leaders needed to grow engineering organizations and create a more vibrant, dynamic, and profitable place to work. Training will be performed by The Jennings Group, which specializes in working with engineering and other technical and project management organizations. Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, this year's class will take place virtually over Zoom in nine two-day sessions, as well as two dates with individual one-on-one coaching sessions with the presenters. Visit the event website for more information and to register.

Erica Lavigne Completes Association Leadership Academy. Erica Lavigne, Director of Member Services for ACEC New York, has graduated from the ESSAE (Empire State Society of Association Executives) Association Leadership Academy (ALA). The ALA took place over eight months starting in September 2019, and provided targeted training for emerging executives. The ALA Class of 2019-20 will be recognized during a virtual reception on June 11. ACEC New York is proud of Erica, and we congratulate all the graduates of this exceptional program!

Reminder: Update Member Directory Profiles. The end of the fiscal year is approaching, and ACEC New York is working to make sure our records are up to date. Visit your firm's directory listing and make sure all contact info, including principals and employees, are up to date. Main contacts can update profiles via their website logins. Verify that branch addresses are correct, as well. As a reminder, the employee count on member profiles will be used throughout ACEC New York records, including dues calculations. Please make sure all profiles are updated by the extended deadline of Monday, June 8. Questions? Contact

2021 Preliminary Entry Form Coming Soon. The 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards program will be accepting preliminary applications later this month. Each year, over 60 firms submit projects that are judged on a rigorous set of criteria, which includes complexity, innovation and value to society. More information will be shared with members and posted to our website - we look forward to seeing everyone's projects.

Continuing Education

June 23, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | PDH Webinar #126: Connect, Engage, Plan: Innovative Community Engagement and Planning Tools  (1.0 PDH)

Call for Submissions! ACEC New York is looking for both technical and business programs to present as webinars. PDH webinars should be about one hour and should be technical in nature. Presenters earn 3 PDHs per 1-hour technical class the first time they present. Business webinars should also be about 1 hour and should provide information relevant to our membership (no sales pitches). Contact Erica Lavigne at

ACEC New York in the News

June 2, 2020, "ACEC New York Awards $80,000 in Scholarships” New York Real Estate Journal.