American Society of Civil Engineers
Los Angeles Younger Member Forum

2019 - 2020 Board Members

General Functions & Responsibilities

ASCE LA YMF is now accepting nominations for the 2020-2021 Executive Board.


Below are descriptions for each position available and a form to apply. 

If you have any questions, please send them to our current


President-Elect Monica Morales at



Board Member – Each Committee Chair is responsible for a work plan, budget, and overall completion of the following activity and/or responsibility. New ideas are welcomed and encouraged.




Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition Chair


Coordinates the Annual competition geared towards promoting Civil Engineering amongst Junior High and High School students and the community. OC YMF will be hosting the 2020Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition. The co-chair(s) will be the LA YMF liaison for this event and will assist OC YMF in hosting their event.  Shall take responsibility for “Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition” section of the YMF website.


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Student Night Awards Banquet/Job Fair Chair


Responsible for organizing the Annual Student Awards Banquet/Job Fair, an event which promotes interaction between students and members of the Civil Engineering academics and industries.  The event recognizes local universities for their participation in ASCE activities. Scholarships are awarded to students based on merit and involvement with ASCE. Shall take responsibility for “Student Night Job Fair” section of the YMF website.

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  **Committee members available, see below**



Community Service Chair(s)


Coordinates events/activities that serve the public, better our community, and promote the Civil Engineering profession, and the visibility of our group in community service.


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K-12 Outreach Chair(s)


Responsible for outreaching to students from kindergarten through 12th grade at classroom outreach projects or after-school programs typically including organizing career day speakers, classroom/school/after-school presentations, engineering and science experiments, participation in STEM programs, and organizing technical tours. Shall take responsibility for “K-12 Outreach” section of the YMF website.

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Social Activities Chair(s)

Coordinates social events/activities with the intent of promoting interaction amongst YMF members. Example events include monthly happy hours, hiking, camping trips, annual Mammoth trip, wine tasting trip, the annual holiday party, sports activities, and co-hosted events with other Professional Societies. Shall take responsibility for “Membership” section of the YMF website and add event pages as needed.


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University Outreach Chair(s)

Serves as the liaison between the YMF Board and local university ASCE chapters (5 Universities: CSULA, CSUN, LMU, UCLA, and USC). Coordinates student mixers, the student sponsorship to the annual ASCE National Conference, and serves as a mentor/support role to the student chapters. Shall take responsibility for “University Outreach” section of the YMF website.

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Social Media Chair


Assists ASCE LA YMF board member with social media efforts. Help coordinate, share, publish, and create posts that are adapted for each social medium to go to our amazing social followers.


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Cover ASCE events and assist with taking photos for events when needed.  Responsible for managing our online photo albums and sharing photos to our social media teams.  This individual should have an interest in being a photographer or have a willingness to learn a new craft.  Professional photography equipment can be provided if necessary. 


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Sustainable Engineering Chair


Engineers are going to be the leading front in creating and designing sustainable infrastructure for future generations to come.  As the Sustainability Engineering chair, you shall take responsibility for hosting events focused on the development of sustainable engineering practices and ideas. 



PE Review Course Chair(s)


Coordinates the Fall and Spring P.E. Review Courses.  Responsible for scheduling instructors, student registration, and advertising for the courses. Shall take responsibility for “PE Review Course” sections of the YMF website.


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Scholarship Chair(s)


Coordinates and awards the LA Section and YMF Scholarships at the Student Night/Job Fair event.  Shall take responsibility of the “Scholarships” and “Awards” sections of the YMF website.

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Professional Development Chair(s)


Promotes the professional development of our members by organizing technical presentations/tours/workshops, developing joint events with other professional organizations, and recognizing our members for their technical contributions (papers, mentorship, etc). Shall add event pages to the website as needed.


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Government Affairs Chair(s)


Arranges events for members to meet with officials on the local, state and federal levels to promote infrastructure investment, for example: the annual Sacramento Fly-In, DC Fly-In, and City Hall Drive-In.   


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COMMITTEE MEMBERS– Each Committee Member is responsible for assisting their Committee Chair with the planning and execution of their activities/roles.


  • Student Night Awards Banquet/Job Fair Committee Member

  • Engineers Week 2020

Listed below are the Board descriptions for the 2019-2020 (current) year.





  • Represents YMF in the Los Angeles Section Board of Directors by attending the Section Board of Directors meeting.  

  • Mentors and assists YMF Board of Directors with their duties.  

  • Shall report to the Section on the highlights and accomplishments of YMF throughout the year. 

  • Keep the Board Members informed of any decisions made and activities scheduled from the Los Angeles Section and the Branches.





  • Presides over regularly scheduled board meetings, general, executive and/or special meetings as required to conduct the YMF business.

  • Along with the President-Elect, shall appoint Committee Chairs, monitor committee expenditures, and provide assistance to the Committee Chairs as deemed necessary in order to carry out the function. 

  • Along with the Treasurer, shall be complete and submit funding applications, financial reports to Section, etc. in a timely manner. 

  • Oversees the work of other board members and their responsibilities.





  • The President-Elect assists the President and agrees to a three-year commitment serving one year as President-Elect, one year as President, and one year as Past-President/Board

  • Becomes familiar with the activities of YMF, so as to efficiently carry out the functions of President during the following term.  

  • Assists the President with the scheduled events by coordinating with and overseeing Committee Chairs.  

  • Along with the President shall appoint Committee Chairs, monitor committee expenditures, and provide assistance as deemed necessary in order to carry out the YMF’s functions.

  • Shall preside over board meeting, and over general or special meetings in the absence or direction of the President.

  • Shall oversee general updating of the YMF website not maintained by specific members.





  • Assists the President as deemed necessary to fulfill his/her duties; for example, in scheduling board, general, or special meetings/meeting locations, etc.  

  • Shall preside over board meeting, and over general or special meetings in the absence or direction of the President and President-Elect.

  • Shall oversee quality control for all publications (e.g. weekly announcements, event fliers, event articles) and web-postings, and content of the YMF website.

  • Shall oversee updating Social Media (LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook).





  • Writes the meeting agenda and minutes of all the regularly scheduled board meetings, as well as the timely distribution of the next meeting’s agenda and previous meeting’s minutes to board members (and other YMF members).

  • Works with the Membership Chair to maintain a current and accurate member mailing lists (including email distribution lists).

  • Announces upcoming YMF events/activities and relevant YMF information to the YMF members.

  • Maintains and updates the YMF calendar events.





  • Maintains the YMF account and monitors the money entering and leaving the account.

  • Prepares annual budgets, financial reports, etc., for the various YMF activities/events, so as to assist the President in preparing funding requests/applications from Section and other sources of funding.  

  • Write all payment and reimbursement checks for the year

  • Maintains the YMF’s bank account for payments.   

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