As I start my presidency for the SEAKM Bi-State Board I am excited to work with an outstanding Board of Directors, and our local chapter leaders, to help our organization grow on the momentum that we have carried on from last year.
The past few years have been challenging for our industry. We, as an organization, have thrived creating various avenues to provide content to our membership. This includes virtual presentations hosted by the chapters, revamping of the SEAKM website, setting the blocks in place to create the SEAKM quarterly newsletter, Connections, a new SEAKM LinkedIn profile, and we're getting ready to launch the SEAKM Member Zone. This will be a login portion of the website available to SEAKM members to access newsletter archives, the video library and technical papers.
Last year we started the Mola Model Initiative, which was our vision of helping to educate the concepts of structural engineering to various schools throughout the local area with the help of a grant we received from NCSEA.
Lastly, I want to let everyone know I have an "open door" policy, and would love to hear your feedback of what you believe your leadership can do better and/or initiatives you would like to see moving forward. We are only as strong as our membership.
David Carpenter, PE