GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

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Ashley Gaur is a Project Director at Englekirk Structural Engineers in Los Angeles. She has 5 years of experience and works on designing and analyzing a diverse range of structural projects within the Los Angeles area. She is a licensed Civil (PE) and Structural engineer (SE) and has a Masters degree from UCLA and a Bachelors degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Ashley joined ASCE LA YMF to expand her knowledge and network beyond the private structural development world.

Ashley Gaur | Government Affairs Co-Chair

LA Younger Member Forum

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Edward Parks is a Civil Engineer working for HNTB in Downtown Los Angeles for nearly 2 years, where most of his work is focused on transportation projects from a variety of clients. Edward graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology with the class of 2020 earning a BS in Civil Engineering and is new to the Los Angeles area. His previous internship experiences include drainage and construction management based in the New York and New Jersey areas. He began his ASCE journey recently in 2019 at his university and then was eager to take a more active role in the LA Chapter. In his free time Edward enjoys sports, history, and exploring Southern California.

Edward Parks | Government Affairs Co-Chair

LA Younger Member Forum

About the Commitee

ASCE LA YMF visits local, regional, and federal government agencies that represent the Metropolitan Los Angeles Areas as well as works on a variety of different infrastructure report cards for the region, state, and nationally. During these visits with politicians, we aim to be the advocates for change within our engineering community as there are very few engineering politicians. Our hope is to create a better future for our community and we hope to do that by promoting bills that will enhance the amount of capital projects being done to improve our infrastructure and better our infrastructure report grade.

Every year, we host a City Drive-In, where we inform the City of Los Angeles' Council Districts of the important issues that affect engineers as well as how it will help all of their constituents. We provide attendees a training and briefing on all the issues as well as how to speak and approach the council districts during these scheduled meetings.

In addition, to our hosted Drive-Ins, we attend the Sacramento Fly-In and National Fly-In to Capital Hill in Washington DC. These are similar events but on a larger scale. 

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