First things first, I want to thank Steve Kahn for his service as our Chapter President. Steve has spent countless hours over the last two years building on the foundation that our Past President Mike Cannon poured. By every metric, the Chapter is more successful than ever. Under Steve’s tenure, we have received the 2014 Chapter Growth Membership Award, 2015 Presidential Award for Chapter Excellence, donated over $7,000 to scholarships and Cal Poly’s Lab Quest Program, received a commendation for membership growth in 2015, run two very successful golf tournaments, provided training in leadership and sustainable pavement technics and participated in two fantastic Public Works week. Please join me in thanking Steve for all his time and efforts toward making the Chapter a success.
Second, welcome to the new folks who are joining the board. Ryan Betz from the City of San Luis Obispo will be our new Chapter Secretary. Christine Kahn from Caltrans will be joining us as our new Education/Training Chairwoman. It is always great to get new talent on the leadership team, and I know that Ryan and Christine will have an immediate impact. Thank you for joining! Also, a big thanks goes out to the returning members, board and special committee members. Without you we wouldn’t have a chapter.
Third, we have an action packed year ahead of us. Our January 13th is our Annual Awards meeting. This year’s event will be at Rancho Nipomo. Don’t forget to enter your projects for the coveted project of the year award. Also, think about that special Public Works person who deserves the Public Works Professional Of The Year award. We have a deep talent pool on the Central Coast and no lack of individuals who can be honored.
Lastly, it is an honor to serve as Chapter President. I am looking forward to the upcoming year and working with all of you to make the Central Coast Chapter the very best it can be.