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National Board News

National board members met for a regular board meeting on June 1, 2003, at the Hilton - Akron/Fairlawn, Fairlawn, Ohio. National President David W. Jones, P.E. presided over the meeting. President Jones welcomed the board, incoming board members and past presidents Pat Dougherty and Charlie Flowe who participated in the meeting. The following are highlights of the committee reports and board actions:

Secretary’s Report:
There was an increase of 4 members since the April board meeting, as reported by Secretary Conner. Total ASHE membership stands at 5,538, representing 34 local sections. Also, directors were reminded that 2003/04 Section Rosters and Form 990 are due to the National Secretary by June 15, 2003.

President’s Report:
President Jones distributed and discussed committee assignments for the coming year. Specific committee tasks will be tied to the strategic plan.

Legislative Review:
Director Richard Prentice reported that ASHE will continue to arrange for a meeting with Secretary Mary Peters of the Federal Highway Administration to discuss transportation issues common to our profession. Ron Purvis asked that sections take initiative to monitor and stay abreast of their own state legislative activity.

Conference Committee:
Director Hochevar reported there were 565 registrations for the 2003 conference “Highways of the Future.” Many one-day registrants came to make the conference a great success in reaching high numbers of the membership. The Conference website is loaded with pictures of the conference activities. Take a look at

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s):
Director Richard Prentice and Past President Pasquale Dougherty reviewed the final draft of the Society’s application to the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to become an authorized provider of IACET certified Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s). On a motion by Pat Dougherty second by Ron Purvis, the Board approved submitting the application as well as the guidelines and policy statement for retention and release of member CEU credit records.

Director Prentice noted that ASHE should have accreditation by the October National Board meeting. In the interim, ASHE is approved to issue CEU’s, but they are not recognized by IACET until the new application is approved. Once approved, it is the intent of ASHE to issue only IACET approved CEU credits.

Strategic Plan / Operations Oversight:
Past President Charles Flowe reviewed the draft Strategic Plan with the Board. There was considerable discussion in providing final comments. It was suggested that changes be incorporated and presented to the full board at the October 2003 meeting. From an operational perspective, the Strategic Plan will be reviewed annually and updated on a three-year cycle.

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