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January, 2015 Luncheon - NCDOT

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American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch

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Deadline to RSVP is 5:00pm, Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Speaker: Don Voelker, NCDOT

Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015

Topic: NCDOT’s Strategic Project Prioritization – Outcomes and Next Steps

Time: 12:00pm to about 1:30pm

Summary:  Don is the Director of the Strategic Prioritization Office of Transportation (SPOT) for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).  He started his NCDOT career in January, 2008.   NCDOT created SPOT because the NCDOT needed a strategic planning process that is more transparent and holds NCDOT accountable to deliver projects, programs, services, and initiatives that improve performance. 

The outputs of prioritization are the inputs to the draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).  Currently, there are 3100 transportation projects in the database having over 90,0000 data points which are the responsibility of SPOT. 

Prior to January 2008, Don’s career spanned 34 years with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).   He served in multiple positions in various levels of the FHWA and completed his FHWA career as Assistant Division Administrator in the North Carolina Division

Don is a civil engineering graduate of the Catholic University of America.

Sponsor:  MBP

Location:  We typically hold our monthly luncheons at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.  In 2014, we started holding some dinners at 1705 Prime.  In 2015, we're adding a new location in Durham.

Costs:  The luncheon rates are $25 for ASCE Members, $30 for Non-ASCE Members, and $10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members. If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

You can register and pay for the event online right now using your credit card. There are no additional fees, and no accounts or magic passwords needed either. You will be able to specify your meal preference during registration. Upon arrival at the luncheon, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 48 hours before the event starts. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the luncheon, just check-in and pay at the registration table using your name.

Earlier Event: December 6
Annual Jingle Bell Run
Later Event: February 19
February, 2015 Dinner in Durham