Professional Development Update

We are happy to report on our two recent back-to-back events which were both very successful and well attended.

The Professional Development session held on October 31 featured Michael Vallan, Assistant Attorney General with the Louisiana Department of Justice. Mr. Vallan provided an update to the Louisiana Public Bid Law and as usual, the information was very informative and beneficial. Questions from Chapter members from the area’s A/E, contracting, and public owners communities helped to make this a very well-rounded discussion from various perspectives. We look forward to Mr. Vallan’s next update on this topic in 2015. If you missed this excellent presentation, you can see for yourself the excellent information presented by visiting the CMAA Gulf Coast Chapter website.

Next was our Fall Social, held on November 13 at the Publiq House. This was a joint event among the CMAA, ASCE, APWA and SAME. The turnout was fantastic, with nearly 50 of us enjoying the gathering and drink specials as well as getting to know each other and learning about our common interest in the construction industry. Some stayed for the Brass-A-Holics performance that evening, free tickets for which were also included for our group. All in all, it was a successful event and one that we look forward to making a tradition at least annually.

Our final event for 2014 will be held next week on Thursday, December 11. It will be a panel discussion focusing on ethics in the construction management arena. With panelists representing the contractor, owner, CM and legal/auditing aspect of ethics, this is sure to be a lively discussion, and a fantastic way to get your ethics hour before the end of the year. Send your questions for the panel to [email protected] for consideration for the discussion. Register for this event today here. Get your seat be sure to get your seat before it sells out!

Also, please bring your donation for the Chapter’s food drive to next Thursday's session. The non-perishable food items will be donated to the food bank for distribution to those in need.

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