Civil Engineers Have an Obligation to Become Active in Local Government

by Joseph Covello, (M.ASCE), Vice Pres.; Jacobs Associates, San Francisco, Calif.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1982, Vol. 52, Issue 7, Pg. 71-72

Document Type: Feature article


By education, training, experience, and a desire to accomplish tangible goals, today's civil engineer is more qualified than any other professional to serve the community. Yet, at a time when our volunteer participation is needed now more than ever, our profession has turned its back on society's needs. Today's communities can no longer afford the luxury of a civil engineer's non-participation. Our claim of being a people-serving profession is empty if we're not willing to work for the community as a volunteer.

Subject Headings: Local government | Volunteerism | Training | Claims

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