Western Regional Younger Member Council (WRYMC)
There are 110 Younger Member Groups in the U.S. and they are divided into three Younger Member Councils (Eastern, Central, and Western), which provide volunteer leadership training and a direct link to the ASCE Committee on Younger Members (CYM) – the national committee voice for young professionals.
Each year, ASCE hosts Multi-Region Leadership Conferences, in conjunction with the Workshop for Section and Branch Leaders and the Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders. Check out info on the 2018 and 2019 WRYMC below!
ASCE Hawaii YMF was selected to host WRYMC 2019 on March 8-9, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii! Save the date and stay tuned for more details!
On January 11 -14, 2018, the Redwood Empire ASCE YMF officers Sterling Wallstrum (Treasurer) and Cristina Pedroncelli (Vice President) attended ASCE Western Regional Younger Members Conference (WRYMC) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
WRYMC is held annually in different locations in the Western United States for YMF officers and members. The conference brings together Regions 8 & 9 representing the states of California, Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, and Western Canadian Provinces. The annual conference provides a great opportunity to network with other civil engineers, to participate in discussions with the ASCE leadership board, and to learn about activities one can bring to their local branch. Some events Sterling and Cristina participated in included a technical tour to the Hoover Dam, a business meeting where they voted on new YMF resolutions, and speaker series on the water use in the Colorado River. Of course, Cristina and Sterling also participated in the many networking and socializing activities such as a dinner on the Las Vegas Strip and a pub crawl through downtown Las Vegas. Some photos of the event are below.
Sterling and Cristina enjoyed lunch with the inspiring Norma Jean Mattei, ASCE Past President
Sterling and Cristina putting their vote in for the Redwood Empire at the Business meeting
Cristina and Sterling standing on top of the Hoover Dam with the ASCE plaque
Redwood Empire YMF officers would like to encourage our members to attend future WRYMC conferences! The officers always have a great time at these conferences!