Recognizing the need for a cooperative effort in political action, the governing boards of the Professional Engineers of North Carolina (PENC) and the American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina (ACEC/NC) authorized the formation of a joint political action committee (PAC) which began operation February 8, 1996. This committee, now known “Engineers PAC of North Carolina” or “E-PAC,” (formerly Engineers for Better Government) is an autonomous organization, legally and distinctly separate from PENC and ACEC/NC, and is administered by its own board of trustees.

    What is our purpose?

    E-PAC’s purpose is to evaluate and provide financial support to candidates for State of North Carolina public office who by their acts have demonstrated interest in principles of good government and in cooperating with the engineering profession in matters of public interest. This support is given without regard to political affiliation.

    Where does my contribution go?

    One hundred percent of all contributions go directly to the legislators or councils of state (Governor, Lt. Governor, etc.), as determined by our own Board of Trustees. E-PAC contributions go to candidates who are supportive of issues which affect the engineering profession. TO MAKE AN E-PAC CONTRIBUTION, MAIL THE CONTRIBUTION TO PENC, ATTN E-PAC, 1500 Sunday Drive, Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 27607.


    How can you become involved?

    Membership is open to all individuals who wish to make financial contribution to the PAC, and are members of PENC, or are employed by an ACEC/NC member firm. All contributors to the PAC shall be considered members of the PAC during the calendar year in which their contributions are made. Contributors of $25 or more shall be granted voting privileges during the remainder of the calendar year in which their contributions are made and the subsequent full calendar year for the election of Trustees and for amendments to the Bylaws of the PAC. Members are encouraged to give at the highest Giving Society possible to leverage the impact of their contribution.
    To become a member, mail the completed membership application to: PENC

    PENC, ATTN Membership, 1500 Sunday Drive, Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 27607