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APRIL MEETING NOTICE
***Tuesday, April 14***
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Topic: "Public-Private Partnerships: Functional Application of the Shared Responsibility principle for UTILIZING Professional Standards"

Speaker: George Dunfield, PG,
California Board for Geologists and Geophysicists

Location: Victorio’s Ristorante
10901 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91606

Time: 6:00 p.m.-Social Hour; 7:00 p.m.-Dinner, 7:45 p.m.-Presentation

Cost: $30 per person with reservations, $35 without reservations,
$15 with a valid Student ID.

Reservations: Please e-mail Jon Relyea at jon@radiusmaps.net
or call 800-554-3205

Abstract:
The Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) is devoted to developing professional responsibility on the part of environmental and engineering geologists and seeks to maintain high professional standards and enhance awareness of the responsibility of these professionals to the public in general. The Board for Geologists and Geophysicists (BGG) is mandated by law to protect the public from both unlicensed and substandard practice of geology and geophysics in their various environmental, engineering and groundwater branches. Public-private partnerships better serve the public interest than old-style bureaucratic, top-down, command-and-control approaches. California’s unique interface of geology and the public interest – its health, safety, infrastructure, economic well-being – is well-served by a vigorous AEG and mission-driven BGG. Recent revisions to the professions Code of Professional Standards (Title 16, Div. 29 section 3065) provide an opportunity for AEG to now apply the principle of shared responsibility in promoting, maintaining and enforcing higher professional standards of practice in California.
 
Speaker:
Dunfield, George C., California Board for Geologists and Geophysicists, 1625 North Market Boulevard, N-324, Sacramento, CA 95833 Geology@dca.ca.gov

George Dunfield (PG) began working for the Board on May 7, 2001. He has worked for the State Water Resources Control Board, NASA/Ames Research Center (as a NRC scientific research Co-operator and Project Manager) and before this, for various geotechnical, geologic, and environmental engineering firms in the western United States.

Amongst the various projects completed as geologic NRC scientific research Co-operator at NASA/Ames, Mr. Dunfield lead field deployments to the Haughton impact crater site on Devon Island in the Canadian High Arctic while working on the Haughton-Mars project in 1998 and 1999. The results of these assessments have been used by NASA to evaluate proposed future Mars mission landing sites.

Closer to home, he has been principal-in-charge, geologist in responsible charge of work or participating geologist on hundreds of geologic, environmental, and geotechnical projects, reports and evaluations and has extensive dispute resolution experience.