Vahan Margaryan CPD, GPD
V.P. Legislative
October 2020

Dear Friends –By the time this report will get to you, you should probably know already about ASPE’s National election results and changes in the By-Laws. On September 12th, ASPE conducted the first of its kind business meeting in an online arrangement. It started with some technical difficulties and glitches however, moderators with silent support from a 270 plus participants meeting were able quickly fix the issues and proceeded with the agenda. The Business Meeting was concluded with only 25 minutes over the scheduled time.

So, ASPE current Board of Directors for 2020-2022 are:

  • President – Carol Johnson CPD, LEED AP, CFI, FASPE
  • VP Technical – Vincent (Vinny) Falkowski P.E., PMP, CCM
  • VP Education – Jim Zebrowski P.E., CPD, FASPE
  • VP Legislative – Brianne N. Hall, PE, CPD, LEED AP BD+C, GGP
  • VP Membership – Jason S.A. McDonald CPD
  • VP Affiliate – Thomas P. Sharp
  • Treasurer – Blair Minyard P.E., CPD, CDT
  • Region 4 Director – Duane D. Lease P.E. (Seattle Chapter)

At this point I would like to extend special thanks to Scott Steindler for his dedication and great involvement with ASPE as 2018-2020 Region 4 Director. Additionally, I would like to note that ASPE LA Chapter Delegates E-met a week prior to ASPE Business meeting where everyone had an opportunity to speak-up and voice their concerns regarding every item in the upcoming Business Meeting agenda. Our “homework”, that was flawlessly moderated by William Siler and Scott Steindler, helped a lot to expedite progress of the Business Meeting.

Also, worth noting that “Life Member” terms in By-Laws were modified. Now retired person with a good standing for at least 25 cumulative years in any ASPE Chapter could qualify towards a Life Membership. Age limitations are no longer applied.

Please stay tuned for upcoming ASPE Digital Experience, 2020 – due to cancelation of the 2020 ASPE Convention and Expo in New Orleans, on December 1-3, 2020 ASPE will be conducting 2020 ASPE Digital Experience that will provide interactive education, a dynamic exhibitor showcase, and unique connection opportunities. More information to follow next month.

Reminder, if you are considering submitting a code change proposal for the 2024 IPC or UPC, now is the time to finalize your thoughts and complete the newly created ASPE Code Change Proposal Form. Follow the link, complete the form, and email it to Ramiro Mata at rmata@aspe.org by October 1, 2020. Submitters will be notified after the proposal has been reviewed by the Society’s Legislative Committee and the ASPE Board.

And last but not least, registration for the 2020 Certified Plumbing Design Technician (CPDT) exam is still open at aspe.org. The exam will be held during the period of October 5-18 via remote proctoring, so candidates can take the exam from the comfort of their home or office. Click here, https://www.aspe.org/pipeline/2020-cpdt-exam-to-be-held-via-remote-proctor-this-october/?_zs=7Swia&_zl=rWuC2, for additional information.

Be well, stay well.