Event Detail

September 2017 Section Meeting

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:45pm

September is our annual joint meeting with the Structural Engineers Association of Washington. As always, we are excited to share a meal and program with our structural specialist brothers and sisters.

Are you currently sealing and signing drawings electronically? Do you sign a pdf? Does your drafter add your seal and signature? You are probably violating the Washington State Law and Rules! Shanan Gillespie will discuss the current Washington State regulations on electronic signatures and how you should be protecting your seal and signature. She will also highlight the new Washington State online licensing renewal system and the new abilities that are about to be launched for Washington registrants. Jill Short will follow with information about the complaint process, due process for you if you have a complaint filed against you, and the general investigative process... just in case you are violating the electronic seal and signature provisions!

We will also take this section meeting as an opportunity to formally induct our newest board members. Our Region 8 Director, Mr. Dale Nelson, PE, F.ASCE, will be coming down from Alaska to perform the induction personally. Many region directors go on to run for president of the entire Society – so this could be a chance for you to meet a future president-elect candidate! Don’t miss out! RSVPs must be in by Friday, September 15th so don't delay.


Shanan Gillespie began her career with the Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors in April 1991. Since she joined the Washington Board she has held the positions of Licensing Representative, Administrative Assistant, Compliance Officer, Investigator, Management Analysis, and Regulatory Program Manager. Shanan is currently the Acting Executive Director for the Board.

Jill Short began her career with the Board in October 2005. Jill started as an Investigator 2, promoted to an Investigator 3, then to the Investigations Manager. She is now the Investigations & Compliance Manager/Program Manager


5:00 pm to 6 pm - Welcome and social
6 pm to 6:45 pm - Announcements, New Officer Induction, Section Business
6:45 pm to 8 pm - Presentation and Announcements


7 Seas Brewery and Taproom
2101 Jefferson Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402

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Catered dinner by 3UILT (pronounced “built”)
Cured meats, salami, cheese, pickled vegetables, crackers and crostini
Mini sandwiches
Cheese and fruit plate


You can RSVP by clicking here.