Williams Appointed to two National Committees

Melvin C. Williams, Vice President with S&ME, Inc. has been appointed to two American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) National Committees. Williams has been appointed to the ACEC National Transportation Steering Committee. The purpose of the Transportation Steering Committee is to promote responsible legislation and regulations on transportation infrastructure issues, including highways, railroads, aviation, and mass transit; and develops and recommends Council positions before Congress, the Executive and State agencies.

Williams has also been appointed to the American Council of Engineering Companies-American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Joint Committee. The purpose of the ACEC-AASHTO Joint Committee is to collaborate with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on implementing the Uniform Audit & Accounting Guide to promote uniform Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Compliance, clear and accurate guidance on compensation, the elimination of overhead and salary caps, and the acceptance of single cognizant audits in every state along with promoting long-term, sustainable revenue sources for transportation programs. The Joint Committee purpose also is to monitor the impact and advocate industry priorities in emerging practices and technologies, including unmanned aircraft systems, 3D modeling, connected/automated vehicles, sustainability and practical design standards.

Williams appointed to the National American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Planning Cabinet….
Melvin C. Williams, Vice President with S&ME, Inc. has been appointed to the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Planning Cabinet. The purpose of the Planning Cabinet is to review and make recommendations for the ACEC Strategic Plan and recommend practical steps that the Council can undertake to engage younger members. The Planning Cabinet will also be responsible for reviewing the present state of diversity and inclusiveness in the Council and recommend ways to promote greater diversity in Council governance, committees, and membership.