President’s Message

This month our E-News features a spotlight article on the Riverside–San Bernardino Section and updates from the 2018 LAC on the upcoming joint Western-Texas Districts Annual Meeting in Keystone, CO,(June 24-27, 2018).

As I meet with local Sections throughout the District, I often speak about our many ways of engaging with our members and how we are making strides to evolve and improve each year. The E-News is one of our many means of communicating with our 4,000+ members. You will see hyperlinks in the E-News that direct you to the District’s website www.westernite.org, which is our primary means of sharing current and historic information with our members. On the District’s website you can find the latest WesternITE, and technical compendia from past Annual Meetings (Annual Meeting Technical Compendia). While summary versions of our Board Meetings are published in WesternITE, full copies of agenda and minutes from District Board Meetings and Annual Business Meetings, once reviewed and approved as final by the Board, are posted on our website here:  Past Board Meetings. Legislative Committee updates can be found at Legislation, including a summary of the November 27, 2017 landmark change in CA (SB743) that will replace LOS with VMT as the analytical metric in environmental documents. Student Endowment Fund spotlight articles are posted on the District’s website. The most recent was written by Ellen Simpson, Secretary of the Oregon State University ITE Student Chapter. OSU will be hosting the 2018 Student Leadership Summit from January 19-21, 2018. Check it out by visiting 2018 SLS – OSU, or better yet, come join us in Corvallis!

Mark Spencer
President, ITE Western District