President's Message - Welcome to Los Angeles YMF!

Welcome to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Los Angeles Younger Member Forum (LA YMF) web page. Whether your interest lies in K-12 outreach, technical development, community service, sports and social events or anything in between, we have something for you to get involved in!

Our monthly board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month and are open to everyone so please come along and introduce yourself. Also, be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter to stay informed of what we have planned.

I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events or committee meetings. If you have any questions, please get in touch with me.

Sabrina Rivera
President - LA Younger Member Forum

Sponsor an ASCE Event!


ASCE LA YMF provides more than 100 membership events a year, including technical tours & presentations, community service events, STEM outreach events for K-12 schools, professional development workshops for engineering university students, and more! We also give out scholarships and host multiple major annual events with attendances up to 700 people! This year, these award-winning events include Los Angeles Engineers Week (E-Week), High School Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition (PSBC), Student Night & Job Fair (SNJF), and the Western Region Younger Member Conference (WRYMC 2017). Membership fees and allocations have consistently only covered about 10% of our costs, and the rest comes from the fundraising efforts of our dedicated volunteers and the generosity of our corporate sponsors. Consider sponsoring one of our major events today! Below are the Sponsorship Levels for one event.

Multiple Event Sponsor    Single Event Sponsor
City of Angeles Sponsor: $7000
Platinum Sponsor: $2500
Mulholland Sponsor: $4000
Gold Sponsor: $1500
Getty Sponsor: $1750
Silver Sponsor: $1000
  Bronze Sponsor: $500

Or sponsor all four events with the City of Angels Sponsor ($7000) and receive maximum platinum level marketing benefits at all four events! Marketing benefits vary depending on sponsorship levels and discounted rates apply for sponsoring multiple events.  Click here to view our event sponsorship packages.

Have questions? Please get in touch with our Fundraising Chair: sabrina.rivera@arcadis.com. All donations are tax-deductible.

Upcoming LA YMF Events

  • From November 23, 2017 8:00 am to November 23, 2017 10:00 am

    Event Information:

    This year, we will be volunteering with Union Station Homeless Services (USHS) in Pasadena helping those in need celebrate Thanksgiving with a warm meal. On Thanksgiving morning, we will help USHS set up for this big event from 8-11AM in Pasadena's Central Park. Our tasks will include setting up table and chairs, and potentially some light lifting. We hope you can spend your morning giving back to the community before enjoying your own Thanksgiving festivities. Spaces are limited, so if you are interested in volunteering with us please RSVP. 


    What: Event set-up for Thanksgiving Dinner in the Park

    When: Thursday, November 23, 2017 from 8am to 11am

    Where: Pasadena Central Park, 275 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105

    Contact: Kaitlin Hannon (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

    2017-11-23 08:00:00
    2017-11-23 10:00:00
  • From November 29, 2017 6:30 pm to November 29, 2017 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    What: Project Proposal and Request for Proposal Writing Discussion & Workshop
    When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 6:30PM-8:00PM
    Where: Mae Boyer Park Activity Building, 6701 Del Amo Blvd., Lakewood, CA 90713
    Why: Come learn about a very important aspect of engineering (especially for managers) for both the private and public sectors. 
    Who: Tom Herbel, PE - City Engineer, Huntington Beach
             Patrick Somerville, PE - Transpo Group Director, HNTB

    Register here: http://southernca.apwa.net/EventDetails/13187

    2017-11-29 18:30:00
    2017-11-29 20:00:00
  • From December 12, 2017 6:30 pm to December 12, 2017 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Join us at the December LA YMF Board meeting! This is a great opportunity to find out more about our upcoming events, how you can get involved in our fun and active organization and how you can help with our outreach, networking, and professional development activities!. All meetings include free dinner. Click here for parking info.

    What:    Monthly ASCE LA YMF Board Meeting
    When:   December 12th, 2017 6:30-8:00pm
    Where:  LA City Dept of Public Works, 7th floor Conference Room #7063 (1149 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015)
    Contact: Kevin Woods at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Secretary) or
                  Ruwanka Purasinghe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (President)
    2017-12-12 18:30:00
    2017-12-12 20:00:00
  • From December 14, 2017 6:00 pm to December 14, 2017 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Low turbidity recycled water with low concentrations of ammonia and suspended solids was required by an oil refinery in greater Los Angeles. To provide this water, a recycled water reclamation facility is in the process of installing a tertiary membrane bioreactor. Mr. Bryce Danker of Hazen and Sawyer will present an overview of the design and testing of this modern recycled water facility.

    When: Thursday, December 14th at 6pm
    Where: Taix French Restaurant, 1911 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90240
    Cost: $20, RSVP here!

    2017-12-14 18:00:00
    2017-12-14 20:00:00
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