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Our mission is to provide a forum for members and partners of the highway industry to promote a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system through education, innovation and fellowship.

The Franklin Section typically meets the third Tuesday of every month (see Section Meetings for details) and membership averages 150 with the ASHE National averaging 6,500. You do not have to be a Professional Engineer to join ASHE. Our Section has representation from various agencies working to improve the transportation industry, as well as retired members providing their many years of valuable knowledge. The Franklin Section covers Erie, Crawford, Warren, Mercer, Forest and Venango Counties.

Message from our 2020-2021 President Tom McClelland, P.E., PTOE

Just wanted to extend my thanks along with the ASHE-Franklin board for another great golf outing this year at Wanango.  Special thanks to Tracy Frampton, Justin Gibbons, and Darin Hettich who make up our Golf Committee.  Also helping during registration and at the niblick were Linda Zug, Darlene Stringos-Walker and JT Lincoln.   Around 80 golfers braved the early Fall chill, and even with the COVID-19 restrictions I felt everyone seemed to have a good time.  Thanks again to our 23 hole sponsors who help keep the costs of the event in check.  I think the charm of our event, although it may not have a bunch of door prizes and extra fluff you see at other outings, is that we provide a nice challenge of golf and a good dinner afterwards at that reasonable price.  We are always open to suggestions, so if there are any ideas or improvements for future outings, please let me or one of the Board members know. 

Lastly, I want to thank you for making our ASHE-Franklin section vibrant over the past months under the current circumstances.  The virtual meetings seemed to be a big hit to still connect with each other and as we head into 2021, hopefully the dinner meetings can begin again. Stay safe and thanks again for your ongoing support of our ASHE-Franklin section!!

Tom McClelland, P.E., PTOE
ASHE Franklin Chapter President, 2020-2021

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