President's Message - Welcome to Los Angeles YMF!

Thank you for visiting the home of LA Younger Member Forum. As you will see from exploring our website, we are a fun and energetic group. Whether your interest lies in K-12 outreach, technical development, community service, sports and social events or anything in between, we have something for everyone to get involved in.

Our monthly board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month and are open to everyone so please come along and introduce yourself. Also, be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter to stay informed of what we have planned.

I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events or committee meetings. If you have any questions, please get in touch with me.


Phil Davies, P.E.                                                                                                                                           President - LA Younger Member Forum

Sponsor an ASCE Event!


ASCE LA YMF provides more than 100 membership events a year, including technical tours & presentations, community service events, STEM outreach events for K-12 schools, professional development workshops for engineering university students, and more! We also give out scholarships and host multiple major annual events with attendances up to 700 people! This year, these award-winning events include Los Angeles Engineers Week (E-Week), High School Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition (PSBC), Student Night & Job Fair (SNJF), and the Western Region Younger Member Conference (WRYMC 2017). Membership fees and allocations have consistently only covered about 10% of our costs, and the rest comes from the fundraising efforts of our dedicated volunteers and the generosity of our corporate sponsors. Consider sponsoring one of our major events today! Below are the Sponsorship Levels for one event.

Platinum Sponsor: $2500
Gold Sponsor: $1500
Silver Sponsor: $1000
Bronze Sponsor: $500

Or sponsor all four events with the City of Angels Sponsor ($7000) and receive maximum platinum level marketing benefits at all four events! Marketing benefits vary depending on sponsorship levels and discounted rates apply for sponsoring multiple events.

Have questions? Please get in touch with our Fundraising Chair: sabrina.rivera@arcadis.com. All donations are tax-deductible.

Upcoming LA YMF Events

  • From June 14, 2016 10:00 am to July 15, 2016 11:30 pm

    Event Information:
    Nominations for the 2016-2017 Los Angeles YMF Board are now open. Give back to your engineering community and be part of a fun and collaborative group of leaders. Becoming a YMF officer is a great opportunity to enhance your leadership skills, build your professional network, and take advantage of your ASCE membership.   

    See attached for a list of available positions and their responsibilities. In most cases, no prior experience is necessary.

    If you would like to run for an elected position or be considered for appointment to any of the chair positions, please contact Sabrina Rivera (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) who will provide you with any further requirements and information. Nominations will be accepted through July 15th.

    Thank you,

    LA YMF Nomination Committee
    2016-06-14 10:00:00
    2016-07-15 23:30:00
  • From July 12, 2016 6:30 pm to July 12, 2016 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    LA YMF invites everyone to attend our next monthly Board Meeting to learn more about our upcoming events and how you can get involved in our fun and active organization. All meetings include free dinner.  This is a great opportunity for you to find out how you can help with our outreach, networking, and professional activities for the summer season!  Click here for parking info

    What:    Monthly ASCE LA YMF Board Meeting
    When:   2nd Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8pm
    Where:  LA City Dept of Public Works, 7th floor Conference Room #7063 (1149 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015)
    Contact: Arman Motavvef at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Secretary) or
                 Phil Davies at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (President)
    2016-07-12 18:30:00
    2016-07-12 20:00:00
  • From July 15, 2016 5:30 pm to July 15, 2016 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    MLAB's Project and Individual Award Recipients will be formally recognized at our Annual Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch Awards Dinner. These Awards are selected from nominations made by the Younger Member Forum, Life Member Forum, Technical Groups, Committees, and individual members.

    Please join us for this wonderful celebration and recognition of the important contributions engineers make to enhance our communities and lives. Our annual event is held in one of LA's most iconic buildings, the Los Angeles Music Center, and it promises to sell out, so hurry and register today.

    For more information and instructions on how to register for this great event, click here.

    2016-07-15 17:30:00
    2016-07-15 20:00:00
  • From July 16, 2016 11:30 am to July 16, 2016 4:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Join us as we team up with San Gabriel Habitat for Humanity once again. They recently started a new and very exciting project in Pasadena, that we can't wait to be a part of. Spaces are limited and will go quick, so email Kaitlin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot.

    Through City of Pasadena’s approved Desiderio Reuse Plan, San Gabriel Valley Habitat was selected to build nine affordable bungalows on the former Desiderio Army Reserve Center site. The homes will be configured as nine single-family, craftsman-style homes consistent with the neighborhood’s architectural preferences. Each home will have three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a detached two-car garage. Desiderio Park is proposed as a neighborhood park that will connect to the nine 9 bungalow units. The park will include an open turf area, trees, security lighting, walkways, picnic tables, benches, play equipment, drinking fountains, and a paved parking area. For more information, check out SGV H4H’s website.

    What: Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
    When: Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 11:30am-4pm
    Where: Pasadena, CA
    Why: Help build a community for low-income families
    Who: Contact Kaitlin Hannon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    2016-07-16 11:30:00
    2016-07-16 16:00:00
  • From August 19, 2016 12:00 pm to August 21, 2016 12:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Every year YMF's from Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino/Riverside, Santa Barbara/Ventura, San Luis Obispo and Southern San Joaquin go on an awesome camping adventure together! This year we will be camping at Point Mugu State Park which is right on the beach. The weather will be beautiful, so bring your surf boards or floaties and be ready for some smores! Cost of registration is $40 per person which includes 2 nights of camping and all meals! Space is limited so sign up early to avoid disapointment.

    Click here to register.

    What: ASCE YMF Joint Camping Trip
    When: Friday August 19 - Sunday August 21
    Where: Point Mugu State Park
    Why: Camping? Awesome people? Why not?
    Who: Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions.

    2016-08-19 12:00:00
    2016-08-21 12:00:00
  • From January 13, 2017 12:00 am to January 14, 2017 11:00 pm

    Event Information:

    ASCE LA YMF is proud to announce that LA will be the host city of the Western Regional Younger Member Conference (WRYMC) in 2017!  This is a leadership conference for members in the Western Regions of ASCE that provides an unrivaled opportunity for Younger Members to actively engage with ASCE leadership, gain professional development training, and foster knowledge-sharing among the YMGs across 10 states.  We have spectacular speakers, tours, and events lined up for conference attendees, so please save the dates and stay tuned!  Registration will open November 2016.

    What: WRYMC 2017 LA
    When: January 13-14th, 2017, (or Jan 12-15th with pre & post-conference activities)
    Where: The LA Hotel Downtown, 333 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
    Who: ASCE members in leadership positions

    For more information, contact our WRYMC Co-Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    2017-01-13 00:00:00
    2017-01-14 23:00:00
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