Join a committee and make the most of your membership in ACEC/MN.
As a committee member you will:
- Build your skill base
- Hone your leadership skills
- Choose your level of commitment
- Network with talented and diverse group of colleagues
- Work with other organizations that enhance your skills including Toastmasters, AIA, CASE, etc.
If you are interested in joining a committee, please use this form to let us know and we will add you to the roster - members receive update emails and invitations to committee meetings.
Assists the ACEC/MN staff with the planning, communication and execution of the Engineering Excellence Awards Competition including banquet logistics, selection of judges, entry reviews, etc.
There will not be a conference held in 2020. The planning committee will reconvene in 2020.
Conference purpose is to provide additional value to members in the mechanical, electrical, and structural vertical construction markets. Planning committee will focus on educational offerings, a social event to improve services, and networking with potential clients and member firms.
Discusses HR best practices and issues of concern to member firms as well as Identifies and develops programs, materials, and services related to Finance (Accounting, Banking, Tax). The committee includes internal discussions and outside speakers, office practices policies, employee-management, standards of performance.
Co-Chair: Mike Molitor
Co-Chair: Justin Konen
Isthmus Engineering, Inc.
To create a forum for the exchange of best practices within and across CADD applications, provide a voice to consultants as customers of CADD software and collaborate with agencies to develop, support, and promote strategies for the adoption of consistent standards.
Chair: Riley Dvorak
This multidisciplinary hub provides professionals in the early stages of their career access to skills development, political advocacy, and outreach opportunities in a social setting.
Chair: Ryan Vraa
Burns & McDonnell
The goal of this committee is to represent interests in the power, mining, and petroleum industries in Minnesota, and the efficient, safe, responsible, and economic generation and transmission of energy as well as exploration, extraction, transportation, and beneficiation of natural resources in MN.
Reviews, investigates and makes recommendations regarding ethical practices of engineers and firms.
Chair: Spencer Cronin
Burns & McDonnell
Identify the environmental challenges that face our industry, provide timely information to members, assist lobbying efforts of ACEC, and work to better focus public entities on performance, consistency, and compatibility.
Chair: Jason Meyer
Stanley Consultants, Inc.
Determines ACEC/MN legislative positions and activities with input and direction from the Board of Directors and lobbyist. Maintains a proactive position with the state legislature on appropriate issues.
Chair: Kristen Jacobs
Plans and implements the overall marketing and communications strategies for ACEC/MN, both internally to members, and externally to the general public, and promotes the contributions of consulting engineers and the ACEC/MN brand. Partners with other committees to plan and execute promotional or marketing activities, when needed.
Chair: Justin Saterbak
MNSEA represents structural engineering firms throughout Minnesota and provides a forum for their engineers to improve the practice of structural engineering by offering education, networking, training and advocacy opportunities. MNSEA maintains YMG and SEER subcommittees.
Chair: Jeff Ostrom
Promotes QBS and other relevant procurement practices to state, county, and local government and client groups.
Chair: Shawn Goetz
Hanson Professional Services, Inc.
Vice Chair: Kathleen John
Meyer Borgman Johnson
Committee provides a meaningful resource and forum for decision makers at member firms and affiliates to be informed at a deeper level regarding issues or areas presenting the greatest risk to firms. Alongside the information presented, there is the benefit and opportunity for dialogue regarding best practices and risk mitigation efforts employed by those senior leaders interested and attending. Committee engagement supports member firms’ wise decision making and effective management of key areas of business risk. Suggested attendees: CEO, operations officers, legal counsel, IT directors, technical and innovation officers, etc.
Chair: Bridget Osborn
HR Green, Inc.
Committee members develop scholarship award criteria and distribute dedicated funds generated by ACEC/MN scholarship fundraisers. Scholarship applicants are interviewed and selected recipients are assigned to mentors from the committee.
The primary mission of the scholarship committee is to plan a successful annual golf tournament that maximizes proceeds raised for the scholarship fund. The committee works with ACEC/MN staff to plan and manage the golf tournament.
Addresses issues facing firms in the stormwater field. Maintain contacts with the MPCA and other organizations involved in the field.
SEER leads the exploration and enlightenment of the structural engineer’s role in responding to emergency situations for damage to our built environment.
Chair: Larry Van Hout
Widseth Smith Nolting & Associates
Addresses issues facing firms in the water and wastewater field. Maintain contacts with agencies including the MPCA and Department of Health.
Co-Chair: Ricky Kirchner
Co-Chair: Jon Wacker
HGA Architects and Engineers
The Workforce Development Committee aims to positively impact the number of students pursuing engineering degrees and engage, retain, and cultivate an increasingly diverse membership within the organization.