Nominate a fellow Preston Trail Member!

TSPE Preston Trail Engineer of the Year

TSPE Preston Trail Young Engineer of the Year


 It is that time of the year again!  We are accepting nominations for the Engineer of the Year and Young Engineer of the year awards for our chapter. All we need from you is the name and contact information for the person you nominate.  We will take care of the rest!

If you would like to nominate a colleague, please email their name and contact information to Greg Peters at

Nominations are due by October 31, 2016

 Please remember, all nominees for the Young Engineer of the Year award should be 35 years old or younger.



The career days are quickly approaching and we need volunteers. This is a great opportunity to reach out to young students and inform them about what we do and how cool it is to be an engineer. If you haven’t volunteered before NO WORRIES – we have all the resources you will need. It usually takes only a small time out of your work day. 

 The schedule is shown below. If interested in participating, please send me an email at or call at (972) 960-4466 and specify when and with which school you would be interested in volunteering. 


Preston Trail Luncheon Recap

What a great meeting! Our State Director, Jeff Frison, provided an update on what NSPE & TSPE are doing in response to the EPA’s proposed rule regarding chemical facility safety and security measures. Just one example of how NSPE/TSPE are working hard behind the scenes in favor of public health, safety, and welfare.


TSPE Preston Trail September Luncheon – Cheers!

Our guest speaker, Jenna Covington (Asst. Deputy Director Wastewater, NTMWD), provided an overview of North Texas Municipal Water Districts partnership and collaboration with municipalities to ensure that our water/sewer infrastructure is safe and well-planned for continued future growth in the region. This as we celebrated “Imagine a Day Without Water”

We are truly fortunate to live in a part of the world where clean and safe water is readily available – this is not the case for 1.8 billion people around the world. How can we help? Water For People is a non-profit that works in 9 countries to battle this devastating issue. I encourage everyone to support this cause through donation and spreading awareness.

Next month we are excited to have Chad Jackson with KDC to discuss their developments of CityLine in Richardson and Legacy West in Plano! Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 20 and be on the lookout for registration emails.

Have a great weekend everyone!

September Announcement

It’s not too late to register for our upcoming September Luncheon which will be held on Thursday, September 15 with registration starting at 11:45 am.


Jenna Covington, PE (NTMWD)


We are excited to have Jenna Covington, PE of North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) discussing “Building a Better World Through Collaboration.”


General Chapter Updates & Announcements:

  • SAVE THE DATE: The 2017 TSPE Preston Trail MATHCOUNTS Regional Competition has been set for Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the University of Texas at Dallas. Please contact our Mathcounts Chair if you are interested in volunteering with planning efforts.
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 2017 TSPE (Preston Trail & Dallas Chapters) E-Week Banquet has been set for Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Plano Centre.

Updated Luncheon Cost for TxDOT Affiliates

TxDOT LogoThe TSPE Preston Trail Chapter is excited to announce a reduced luncheon cost of $10 for all TxDOT employees – just one of the many benefits of being a TSPE TxDOT Affiliate Member!

Did you know that TxDOT employees are automatically TxDOT Affiliate Members of TSPE? Being such, they are able to serve on non-voting committee roles, are eligible for Engineer of the Year and Young Engineer of the Year, and pay a reduced cost for the annual TSPE conference. We are now excited to provide a reduced luncheon cost and encourage more attendance of TxDOT staff at our upcoming meetings.

Luncheon cost for members will remain at $20 with non-members paying $25.

We continue to try to provide the best value for both members and non-members to come out to our monthly luncheons.

Preston Trail August Updates

A big thanks to everyone who attended our August luncheon this past Thursday where we had Lani Marshall, PE of TxDOT PEPS give a presentation on upcoming TxDOT procurements and common mistakes made for SOQ’s submitted.

We also had our State Director, Jeff Frison, PE, provide an update to attendee’s about NSPE’s on-going efforts to protect design professionals against limitless claims from contractors.

Are you interested in getting more involved in the Preston Trail Chapter? We have a couple committee positions available – please get in contact with one of our board members if you are interested.

2016-08 Board Mtg TSPE PT

TSPE Preston Trail Board Meeting – August 18, 2016


SAVE THE DATE for our next monthly luncheon scheduled for September 15, 2016 where we will have Jenna Covington, PE of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) as our guest speaker.