Cleveland Section

President's Report

September 2020

Dear IES Members,

Welcome to the 2020–21 program year!

While the pandemic continues to pose challenges to holding in-person meetings, we will still strive to provide educational resources for your use. You, our members, are at the forefront of our minds.

We are happy to announce that we will be kicking off this program year with a Virtual Seminar on GUV lighting — a very hot subject right now! This program is hosted by IES national and is FREE to our section.

We will be looking into other virtual seminars that we can promote for our community this year, as our goal, and the goal of IES National is to help keep our members safe. This is the first in a series of CEU presentations that our Regional Team will be hosting through the end of the program year. IES Midwest Regional funds will be utilized to cover the cost of producing this series.

Great News

Our web designer, Chris Woodman, has enhanced our website. Up until now, the website was only optimized for viewing on desktop computers. Chris has migrated our website over to a new hosting platform.

Now the IES Cleveland Section website is designed and optimized for mobile devices, so it looks amazing on phones and tablets. This update is going to make for a better user experience for all of us. Thank you, Chris.

To keep everyone engaged and provide programming that is relevant, we are asking for you to email your ideas for topics and speakers for October, November, and December meetings in hopes that face-to-face meetings will convene after the first of the year. We are excited to have this new benefit and resource for our program schedule.

Lastly, our next Board of Managers meeting will be held on Friday, September 11 at noon via conference call. These meetings are open to all members. If you would like to get involved, please contact Henry Barker and he will add you to the meeting invitation. 

Please stay safe and be careful.

Marian K. Perez, LC, Associate IALD, MIES
President, IES Cleveland Section
Osborn Engineering