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The Philadelphia YMF has three basic objectives: (1) provide networking opportunities, (2) interact with schools and the general public to promote civil engineering, and (3) enhance career development. We have lots of events going on to meet these objectives, and we encourage all ASCE members to participate.

Our Job Listings page features useful links to job search tools, as well as a list of our awesome Sponsors! Our Events page features listings for all our upcoming events, as well as our calendar. Our Photos page has links to pictures from all our past events. Our Outreach page has information on all of our various outreach efforts to K-12 schools, colleges, and the public. And, of course, please Contact us for more information!

The Executive Committee

Christopher J. Renfro, EIT


A graduate of Drexel University ('08, BS in Architectural Engineering and BS in Civil Engineering), Chris works as a structural engineer for the City of Philadelphia in the Department of Streets.

Kevin Brown, EIT

Vice President

A graduate of Widener University ('09, BS in Civil Engineering; '14, MS in Civil Engineering), Kevin works as a construction manager for Urban Engineers in their construction services department.

Allie Sedor, PE


A graduate of Pennsylvania State University (BS in Civil Engineering) and a registered PE in PA, Allie works for Jacobs as a member of their design management team.

Nha Truong


A graduate of Villanova University ('10, BS in Civil Engineering; '12, MS in Civil Engineering), Nha works for the Philadelphia Water Department as an environmental engineer for the Flood Risk Management Program.


President's Message

ASCE Philadelphia YMF Kicks Off Its 20th Anniversary

  • Christopher J. Renfro, EIT
  • October 1, 2015

All YMF Members and Board Chairs,

As we leave summer behind and look forward to beginning the twentieth new year of our official rebirth in 1995, it caused me to look back at how we got where we are today.

The YMF has developed from a single chair of representation on the Section Board with a handful of members at its start to a complete entity of twenty Board Chairs with hundreds of members. This growth is a result of the dedication and efforts of young civil engineers and students as well as the committed participation of an engaged membership. It is that fact that has culminated in us winning the most prestigious honor bestowed by the national ASCE leadership, the 2015 Younger Member Group Award for large groups, which will be accepted at the National Convention in New York on October 11th.

Once again we will be hosting the classics, starting with the fall Bowling Night to welcome back the colleges, the 20th Annual Winter Social for networking, the Critical Issues Seminar in the spring, and finally the Phillies Game & Tailgate. We will be bringing you more unique technical and social events like last year including construction tours, engineering game-shows and legal introductions, along with community service volunteer events to help the less fortunate and maintain our stretch of road with ASHE under the Adopt-A-Highway program. Additionally, the CivE Club™ is launching into its third year, we are regularly conducting STEM K-12 outreach in local area schools, and the returning Mock Interview service was made available to students. Planning for all this is happening while in the background we have reorganized our internal structure to take on initiatives that will enhance and streamline our appearance, such as upgrading the website, synchronizing communications, and by rebranding.

As part of the ongoing mission to provide enjoyable and meaningful profession-related events, I encourage you to provide feedback; we are listening and are open to suggestions. Please reach out to me with ideas, questions, or anything I can do to improve your experience with us.

Thank you all for your continued participation. Also, a special thanks to Past President Drew Sirianni, the 2014/15 YMF Board, and the Philadelphia Section for their support.

Chris Renfro

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