California Engineers Name Assemblywoman Conway ‘2013 Legislator of the Year’

In recognition of Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway’s commitment to job creation and infrastructure investment, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) California has named her “2013 Legislator of the Year.”

“Engineers make our state more vibrant and their hard work benefits our state in both the short and long term,” said Conway. “Well-paying jobs are created during project construction, but the economic benefits continue even after the project is complete. Cutting-edge infrastructure ensures that we have reliable goods movement, which helps our state remain competitive in a global economy. This recognition by ACEC is greatly appreciated, but I’m also grateful for the hard work by engineers and land surveyors to build a stronger California.”

During her tenure in the legislature, Conway has been a strong supporter of legislation to eliminate frivolous legal roadblocks to infrastructure projects and improving California’s business climate. She also has advocated for education policies that ensure students receive the skills they need to be prepared for the jobs of the future.

“ACEC California is impressed with Assemblywoman Conway’s strong understanding of the many issues facing engineering and surveying businesses in California today,” said ACEC California President Bill Wagner. “We really appreciate her willingness to publicly articulate the importance of improving California’s business climate and infrastructure delivery.”

ACEC California is a 50+ year-old, nonprofit association of private consulting engineering and land surveying firms. As a statewide organization, ACEC is dedicated to enhancing the consulting engineering and land surveying professions, protecting the general public, and promoting use of the private sector in the growth and development of our state. For more information, visit www.acec-ca.org.

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