2016 -2017 President's Message:
Jay Madden, P.E., President
It's 1931, and construction is approved for the Colorado River Aqueduct, to bring water to 2.2 million parched souls in Los Angeles County. The movie Frankenstein is being filmed in Universal City, and Oran W. Ott became the first president of ASHRAE's Southern California Chapter.
Fast-forward 85 years. LA County is now home to 9.8 million residents, and ASHRAE's Southern California Chapter has grown to over 700 members. These professionals are rising to the challenge ASHRAE's banner, "Shaping Tomorrow's Built Environment Today". Our chapter awarded over $16,000 in scholarships to college students this past year, and we spread the word of our vocation to high school students at local ACE and Boy Scout Events.
I want to thank Christine Lazo, our 2015-2016 president, for her leadership and tireless work this year. Not only did she lead our chapter, but Christine spearheaded the planning of the Region X annual conference.
I also want to welcome the new and returning members of our Board and Committee Chairs. I am honored to be part of your team, and I look forward to working with you this year.
Thanks to all of you who sponsored this Installation Dinner, and to those who lent their valuable time to make this event a success. Let's celebrate our successes of the past year, while we look forward to another exciting year.
Jay Madden, P.E.
ASHRAE Southern California Chapter