President's Message - Welcome to Los Angeles YMF!

Thank you for visiting the home of LA Younger Member Forum. As you will see from exploring our website, we are a fun and energetic group. Whether your interest lies in K-12 outreach, technical development, community service, sports and social events or anything in between, we have something for everyone 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.


Phil Davies, P.E.                                                                                                                                           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.

Platinum Sponsor: $2500
Gold Sponsor: $1500
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 August 10, 2016 11:56 am to August 31, 2016 1:56 pm

    Event Information:

    ASCE LA YMF would like to congratulate the incoming Board for the 2016-2017 year!


    PAST-PRESIDENT  Phil Davies
    PRESIDENT Sabrina Rivera
    PRESIDENT-ELECT Ruwanka Purasinghe
    VICE-PRESIDENT  Arman Motavvef
    SECRETARY Brian Phan
    TREASURER Zsolt Horvath
    PSBC Flor Hernandez
    SNJF Brooke Crowe/Paul Lee
    E-Week Laura Rockett
    WRYMC Jane Horvath/ George Huang
    Community Service  Maria Kozak/Rhonda El-Hachache
    K-12 Brian Phan/Zixuan Chen
    Sport Events Michael Vanwagoner
    University Outreach Ben Baker
    Membership Kaitlin Hannon
    PERC Nancy Duran/Dana Robertson
    Scholarship Nargiss Majrooh
    Professional Development Nancy Duran/ Trent Casillas
    Government Affairs Charlie Hetland
    2016-08-10 11:56:09
    2016-08-31 13:56:00
  • From August 16, 2016 8:08 pm to September 07, 2016 10:08 pm

    Event Information:

    Help LA YMF grow and be a better organization by answering a few short questions in the survey below!


    Click HERE for survey



    2016-08-16 20:08:46
    2016-09-07 22:08:00
  • From August 26, 2016 5:00 pm to August 26, 2016 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Unwind after a tough week at work by joining us for our August happy hour which is being held jointly with the Metro Los Angeles Branch. This is a great opportunity to find out more about our 2 groups, hear the stories from the days activities at the annual City Hall Drive-In and hang out with your favorite engineers!

    What: Joint Happy Hour with MLAB
    When: Friday, August 26, 2016, 5pm-7pm
    Where: RedBird (114 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012)
    Who: Contact Phil Davies (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information

    2016-08-26 17:00:00
    2016-08-26 20:00:00
  • From August 28, 2016 11:00 am to August 28, 2016 3:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Summer is here! Come and make the most of it with LA YMF and the Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch. Enjoy some time at the beach and expect games, good food and great company! We will be set up near the large parking lot at 800 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica.

    What: Joint Beach Day with Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch
    When: Sun, August 28th, 2016, 11am-3pm
    Where: 800 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica
    Who: Contact Kevin Woods (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information or to RSVP.

    2016-08-28 11:00:00
    2016-08-28 15:00:00
  • From September 20, 2016 6:30 pm to September 20, 2016 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Join us for the last board meeting of the ASCE year! This is a great opportunity to celebrate another successful year and to find out more about our upcoming events and how you can get involved in our fun and active organization. All meetings include free dinner.  This is a great opportunity for you to find out how you can help with our outreach, networking, and professional activities for the summer season!  Click here for parking info

    What:    Monthly ASCE LA YMF Board Meeting
    When:   September 20th, 2016 6:30-8pm
    Where:  LA City Dept of Public Works, 7th floor Conference Room #7063 (1149 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015)
    Contact: Arman Motavvef at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Secretary) or
                 Phil Davies at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (President)
    2016-09-20 18:30:00
    2016-09-20 20:00:00
  • From September 27, 2016 6:30 pm to September 27, 2016 7:30 pm

    Event Information:

    Volunteers wanted to help plan our 4th Annual Engineers Week Extravaganza to be held in February, 2017! This huge event is comprised of 4 days (and nights) of great activities with a primary focus on K-12 outreach but also professional networking and development. We will be partnering with some of the LA City Council Districts as well as other engineering organizations to put on this high profile event. Committee members will help with to plan the following activities:

    - Elementary School Day - Tuesday, February 21st (LA City Hall)
    - Middle School Day - Wednesday, February 22nd (LA City Hall)
    - Technical Presentation - TBD Tuesday or Wednesday night (TBD)
    - (NEW) Women's Reception - TBD Tuesday or Wednesday night (TBD)
    - Women in Engineering Day - Thursday, February 23rd (TBD)
    - Networking and Closing Reception - Thursday night, February 23rd (TBD)
    - High School Day - Friday, February 24th (LA DWP)

    Since we've done this a few times before, we have a good outline for what is needed - but there are still a lot of logistics to plan for each activity. There are a variety of tasks for committee members with all levels of availability to assist with... and no experience is necessary! The committee will meet about once a month after work Downtown for the next few months and likely more often as the event gets closer. There will also be an opportunity for some school visits prior to the event.

    Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 29th and dinner will be provided. Please let us know if you can attend or if you are interested in getting involved but unable to attend.
    (Note: There will be a call for volunteers to assist with the actual events as they get closer. This announcement is strictly for those looking to assist on the planning committee)

    We hope you'll consider joining us to put on another epic event! If you have any questions, would like more information, or are interested in assisting, please contact Laura Rockett: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    What: 2017 Engineers Week Planning Committee
    When: Tuesday, September 29th, 2016; 6:30-7:30
    Where: Los Angeles City Hall (200 N Spring St.  Los Angeles) - CD 1
    Who: Please contact Laura to confirm 

    Note: FREE Parking at City Hall is provided, please contact Laura to confirm

    2016-09-27 18:30:00
    2016-09-27 19:30:00
  • From October 05, 2016 9:00 am to October 07, 2016 5:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Volunteer at the 2016 GreenBuild International Conference which will be held at the LA Convention Center from October 5th-7th. This is the largest green building exposition in the world and features three exhilarating days of uplifting speakers, networking opportunities, showcases, LEED workshops and tours of green buildings in Los Angeles.

    The USGBC are looking for studens and young professionals to volunteer at the event. The task will require a minimum of 8 hours of your time and in return you will recieve a free conference pass ($600 value!).

    For more information on the conference, click here.
    For volunteer information, click here.

    2016-10-05 09:00:00
    2016-10-07 17:00:00
  • From January 13, 2017 12:00 am to January 14, 2017 11:00 pm

    Event Information:

    ASCE LA YMF is proud to announce that LA will be the host city of the Western Regional Younger Member Conference (WRYMC) in 2017!  This is a leadership conference for members in the Western Regions of ASCE that provides an unrivaled opportunity for Younger Members to actively engage with ASCE leadership, gain professional development training, and foster knowledge-sharing among the YMGs across 10 states.  We have spectacular speakers, tours, and events lined up for conference attendees, so please save the dates and stay tuned!  Registration will open November 2016.

    What: WRYMC 2017 LA
    When: January 13-14th, 2017, (or Jan 12-15th with pre & post-conference activities)
    Where: The LA Hotel Downtown, 333 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
    Who: ASCE members in leadership positions

    The event would not be possible with the fundraising efforts of our dedicated volunteers and the generosity of our corporate sponsors. Consider sponsoring one or more of our major events today! Click here to view our event sponsorship packages.

    For more information, contact our WRYMC Co-Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    2017-01-13 00:00:00
    2017-01-14 23:00:00
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