President’s Message


        Nestor Godinez, P.E.

        ASCE Orange County YMF





Welcome to the American Society of Civil Engineers Orange County Younger Member Forum (OC YMF).  I am extremely honored to serve as President for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.  Our Board and active member are a passionate and diverse group of young engineers constantly striving to improve themselves and better OC YMF.  Since I became active in OC YMF more than four years ago, I have only seen the group get bigger and better.  Every incoming year has stood on the shoulders of the accomplishments of the previous year and raised the bar even higher.  We recently were recognized by ASCE Society as the winner of the Younger Member Group Award for Large Groups.  I could not think of another more deserving group.

OC YMF has many committees that host events which appeal to a wide range of passions and interests to better serve our general membership.  Our committees include Networking Activities, Community Outreach, Professional Development, K-12 Outreach, Mentoring, and University Outreach.  We work with the student chapters at the three local university of UC Irvine, CSU Fullerton, and CSU Long Beach to help guide them in their eventual transition as professionals in the engineering profession.  OC YMF will also host the 2017 Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition (PSBC) for high school students in Orange and Los Angeles counties.  Lastly, OC YMF partners with Orange County Branch, other Los Angeles Section YMFs, and other professional society chapters to provide a diverse and interesting series of events.

OC YMF hosts a large numbers of events each year.  We provide a wide array of opportunities to match each member’s desired level of involvement from casual member to the most involved Board member.  We provide a fun, inviting, and engaging environment to network, grow professionally, or give back to community.

ASCE OC YMF has giving so much to me from improved soft skills and management skills, to lasting friendships.  I am happy and grateful to collaborate with this group of dedicated, passionate, and intelligent group for this upcoming year.  We promise to put on some great events this year.



Nestor J Godinez, P.E.

OC YMF President 2016-2017

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