President's Message

District of Columbia Society of Professional Engineers

President’s Message

July 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It seems fitting to post my first message on our new website, which was launched this month.

I am honored and privileged to assume the role of President of the District of Columbia Society of Professional Engineers (DCSPE) for 2018 - 2019.  I was moved into this position on short notice last Fall after Tiffani Bryant, then President-elect, accepted a position on the West Coast.  However, the current board has been extremely supportive and made my transition to this role relatively seamless. 

I am grateful to my predecessor, Dr. Stephen Arhin, for his leadership and contributions to DCSPE during his presidency and to the members of the board, who set the stage for me to have a successful term.

Having adopted the Integrated Membership Model of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) earlier this year, this new, customized website was made possible with their help.  As a small state society with limited resources, it made sense to become a unified member of the NSPE, which will allow us to communicate with and serve better our members through newsletters, webinars, and other avenues.    

So far, 2018 has been a good year for the DCSPE as we have participated in the MATHCOUNTS Competitions and Discover Engineering Family Day and hosted our annual banquet.  Going forward, my goals are to increase our membership, hold working lunches that feature educational content, and continue to fundraise for our scholarship fund.

In closing, please let your colleagues know about our new website.  I view it as a powerful tool for getting the word out about our activities and accomplishments. 

Respectfully yours,


Jon Gallinger, PE


District of Columbia Society of Professional Engineers