The Legislative Fellow is a BSCES member who serves as a technical resource at the Massachusetts State House. The Legislative Fellow generally works with the staff of the Joint Committee on Transportation on current issues that can benefit from the input of an engineering professional. Most efforts focus on transportation or environmental initiatives but can vary. A Legislative Fellow has the ability to solve real world problems at the state house that impact the Commonwealth. This highly visible position also provides the participant an opportunity to serve the public while giving back to BSCES and the civil engineering profession. Other benefits include office space at the state house, access to State House News Service, access to state house tours, attendance at legislative conferences, access to the legislative chamber, and the ability to meet and work with our legislators. Legislative Fellows develop a further appreciation of how rules and regulations are developed.
The Legislative Fellow receives a stipend from BSCES dependent on time of service.
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Legislative Fellowship applications are not currently open. The next Legislative Fellow will serve during the 2025-2026 legislative session, and applications will open in the fall of 2024.
If you are interested in applying for the next Legislative Fellowship or have questions, reach out to BSCES executive director Rich Keenan at:
Richard F. Keenan
Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE
One Walnut Street
Boston, MA 02108-3616
Current Legislative Fellow:
Bruce Jacobs, PhD, PE
Bruce is serving as the 2023-2024 BSCES Legislative Fellow and works at the Massachusetts State House in conjunction with the Joint Committee on Transportation staff to provide technical expertise on a range of current issues relating to the engineering profession. His responsibilities include acting as a liaison between the Massachusetts Legislature and the engineering community, researching legislative initiatives, drafting bill summaries, and providing policy and technical advice to legislators.
Past Legislative Fellows:
2019-2020: Heather M. Ford
2018-2018: Bryon Clemence, PE
2016-2017: Michael Sullivan, PE
2013-2014: David "Doc" Westerling, PE, PLS
2011-2012: Sudhir Murthy, PE, PTOE
2009-2010: William F. Lyons Jr., PE, Esq.
2007-2008: Michael W. Hurley, PE
2005-2006: Heather M. Ford
2004: Melvin E. Jones, PE (d. 2007)
2003: Tony Centore, PE
2002: Anatoly Darov, PE, Esq.
2001: David "Doc" Westerling, PE, PLS
For more information about the program, please contact the Legislative Fellow Committee.
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Please note: BSCES membership is handled through ASCE but your BSCES log in information is different than your ASCE log in information. To update your contact information, please visit their Manage Your Account page.
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Supported by the staff of The Engineering Center Education Trust