Skip to content

February 10, 2023

Advocacy in Action: ACEC Oregon

Advocacy in Action: ACEC Oregon

ACEC Oregon’s Leadership Development Group attended the political involvement session of the leadership series yesterday in Salem. The program was led by ACEC Oregon Lobbyist Marshall Coba, CobaCo Government Relations, and ACEC Oregon Legislative Committee Chair and National Director (and ACEC Oregon Past President 2016-17) Karen Tatman, Consor. Two additional Legislative Committee members also provided valuable insight: ACEC Oregon President-Elect Tonya Finley, David Evans, and Associates, Inc.; and ACEC Oregon Director Mark Leece, PBS Engineering and Environmental. 

One of this year’s “hot” issues is fair contracting—“Duty to Defend” in professional service contracts, Senate Bill 848. The “duty to defend” language is a barrier to entry for many small, emerging, women and minority-owned businesses and is uninsurable by professional liability insurance carriers.

Want to learn more about the Duty to Defend in professional service contracts?  Watch the Council’s new educational video:


YouTube video

All comments to blog posts will be moderated by ACEC staff.

Engineering Influence Podcast Ad

February 10, 2023



Scroll To Top