SAME Sacramento Post President's Message

Colonel Bill LeadyDear Members and Friends of the Sacramento Post, Society of American Military Engineers:

The Sacramento Post has a long and proud tradition of excellence, and I am thankful, humbled and excited to serve as your President since 20016. As we start 2019, I am looking forward to another great year, and to getting to know as many of you as possible. I especially want to thank Mike Herman, who did a great job as our Post’s previous President, and all the officers and board members.

Late in 2019, the Post celebrated the Holiday season with its members at our Holiday Mixer. About 100 SAME members and supporters came out to the Firehouse Restaurant in Old Sacramento. It was a great event that included networking, competitive games, and a great door prize drawing. It was nice to see so many faces. As with several events this year, we had an overwhelming response to this event and we were “busting at the seams”. I think this added to the festiveness of the event. I hope everyone had just as great a time as I did.

As part of the Holiday Mixer, I touched on the great successes the Post had in 2018. This included distributing over $33,000 in college scholarships, supporting a thriving Student Post at Sacramento State, a successful golf tournament, and a “sold out” Sustaining Members Forum in August. It was a great year for the Sacramento Post!

Of course, the Post successes couldn’t have happened without the support of our members and Sustaining Member Firms and Agencies. For that, I thank you. I also want to personally acknowledge the Post Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and members, and other volunteers who are the backbone of this organization. Your tireless efforts (sometimes at all hours of the day) and commitment to the success of the Post do not go unnoticed and are truly appreciated. I lastly want to thank my family for their support over the past 2½ years as I serve as the leader of this great organization.

In 2019, the Sacramento Post will be celebrating its 75th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, we are planning a more robust selection of programs this coming year (“no rest for the weary” is our motto). Events include our Annual Golf Tournament in early summer, and our annual Sustaining Member’s Forum/Conference in late summer, and an event at Beale AFB. In addition, our annual College Scholarship Program kicks off in early 2019. Whether it be through your individual involvement by leading/serving on a Post Committee or through your company/agency sponsorship of our programs and events, I look forward to your involvement with the Sacramento Post in 2019.

Lastly, I am always looking for feedback from our members on the Programs and Events we put together and the charitable events we support. If you have ideas on how we can better serve our members and or just want to become more involved in the Sacramento Post, I invite you to reach out to me at steven.herrera@northwindgroup.com.

Thank you for your support of the Sacramento Post.

Steven Herrera, P.E.
North Wind Group
President, SAME Sacramento Post


The Society of American Military Engineers: formed “in the interest of National Defense… bringing together all phases of U.S. engineering, [in both the] civil sector and military, for the advancement of knowledge…and the rapid mobilization of engineering capabilities.” - Charter of the Society of American Military Engineers, founded in 1920.