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.
The BSCES Legislative Fellow Committee is now accepting applications for the 2019 – 2020 Legislative Fellow position.
Through Monday, December 31, 2018, The BSCES Legislative Fellow Committee is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Legislative Fellowship. The BSCES member who is selected as the next Legislative Fellow will serve from January 2019 until July 31, 2020, unless other arrangements are approved by the BSCES Legislative Fellows Committee. To apply for this position, you must review, complete and return this application along with the required supporting documents on or before the December 31st to:
Richard F. Keenan
Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE
The Engineering Center
One Walnut Street
Boston, MA 02108-3616
Click here to download the application. The deadline for submission is December 31, 2018.
Click here to read some frequently asked questions about the Legislative Fellowship.
Most Current Legislative Fellow:
Bryon Clemence, PE
Bryon serves as the 2017-2018 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. 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. Bryon received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University. He is currently self-employed as a consulting engineer specializing in water resources and environmental compliance services with clients that include marine and aviation facilities, architects, and contractors. His experience with regulatory programs includes working with EPA NPDES stormwater permits, FAA vegetation management, state and local wetland laws, the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), Chapter 91 Waterways Program, Subdivision Control Law, and Title 5. He is also the manager and majority owner of Burroughs Farm in Boxborough, MA.
Past Legislative Fellows:
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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Supported by the staff of The Engineering Center Education Trust