Member Firms enjoy a variety of benefits both from ACEC of Wyoming and from national ACEC. Key benefits are presented as follows:
ACEC of Wyoming
- Legislation is monitored to identify proposed bills having the potential to impact the practice of engineering and/or surveying in Wyoming.
- Members are kept informed of pending legislation and, if appropriate, testimony is provided in support or opposition to a proposed bill.
- Activities and policies of state and local agencies (DEQ, WWDC, SLIB, counties, schools, municipalities, etc.) are monitored to determine their impact on engineering and surveying firms.
- Periodic conferences held with state agency presentations designed to promote communication.
- ACEC of Wyoming maintains an active liaison committee with WYDOT to assure Member Firms are aware of, and understand the goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of WYDOT, and vice versa.
- Professional services procurement practices are monitored to determine compliance with Wyoming procurement statutes.
- ACEC of Wyoming supports national ACEC in their programs to monitor and influence federal legislation and administrative actions.
- Two eight-hour seminars are presented each year, one in the spring and one in the fall, at various locations throughout Wyoming.
- Seminar registration fees are kept to a minimum.
- Quality speakers, experts in their fields, cover business related topics such as marketing, client relations, financial management, communication, ethics, construction claims, insurance, etc.
- Conferences promote networking between employees of Member Firms.
- Three meetings held throughout the year to conduct the business of the association and promote the active exchange of ideas.
- Member Firms receive newsletters designed to keep them informed on activities of the association and government agencies.
- ACEC of Wyoming maintains a strong scholarship program at the University of Wyoming. The number and amount of scholarships are set each year based on the earnings of the ACEC of Wyoming Endowed Scholarship Trust Fund, which was established by the association in 2002.
- ACEC of Wyoming maintains an active website on which each Member Firm has a presence and can be easily found by potential clients.
- The national voice of the engineering industry.
- A major influence on federal legislation affecting the engineering consulting industry.
- Develops and maintains strong and active working relationships with key legislators and agency officials.
- Protects and promotes Qualification Based Selection by federal agencies.
- Sponsors the annual Consulting Congress Day when members visit their congressional delegation in Washington, DC to present a unified effort to influence legislation.
- Provides business-related continuing education programs throughout the country.
- Two national conferences annually provide a multitude of opportunities for continuing education.
- Round-table conferences provide an effective means for the sharing of ideas.
- Associated Trusts provide benefits to member firms and their employees
- Business Insurance Trust: general business; professional liability; personal home and auto
- Life/Health Trust: life and health insurance
- Retirement Trust: retirement plans
- Discounts available to member firms for business-related expenses.