10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
20 October 2023

Me? Run for Elected Office? YES!!

Strategic Issues / Public Policy

So.....you want to run for office? We keep hearing about how we as civil engineers should get more involved in our communities, get involved in public policy, and make a difference....but where do you start if you want to run for office (and keep your day job)? Hear the "how to" and the exciting journey of this shy civil engineer who ran for office...and won!

Carol Martsolf is an elected member of her local Borough Council, who is on the Infrastructure and the Environment, Parks, and Recreation committees. She has been in office for over a year, and has a lot of lessons learned and advice to share if you would like to take the same journey (or if you are considering it)! Hear about how to have more impact on infrastructure locally and serve the citizens as a civil engineer elected to public office. Learn from Carol about the initial stages of getting involved, creating a campaign, winning the election, and the not-so-known realties of being a public official.