DECEMBER 2014 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
January of 2015 will commence the centennial year of the ASCE San Diego Section. There will be numerous additional celebratory events during the coming year to commemorate this accomplishment. The San Diego Section of ASCE will begin the year by hosting this year’s National Engineers Week in February. We will be hosting both the Region 9 Awards dinner and the Infrastructure Symposium in March. (ASCE Region 9 includes the four Sections in California, including San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento). There will be a number of special trips to local civil engineering structures and awards for historic structures. We will culminate the year’s celebration in September with a Gala at the historic Hotel Del Coronado.
As most know, this year will also be the City of San Diego celebration of the Balboa Park centennial. The land for the park was set aside by the City of San Diego in 1868, but was not developed with the infrastructure and civil engineering improvements until the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. As the development of Balboa Park is a major civil engineering achievement, we will endeavor to incorporate our centennial celebration with portions of the City of San Diego’s Balboa Park celebration.