The American Council of Engineering Companies/Maryland (ACEC/MD) 2023 Community Service Medal was presented to Rizwan Siddiqi, PE, President and CEO of EBA Engineering, Inc. (EBA). Siddiqi received the award at a banquet held at the historic Garrett-Jacobs Mansion in Baltimore.
Siddiqi holds professional engineering license in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan.
Siddiqi, a Civil Engineer has worked diligently to support his community, state, and profession, and has served as a leader in a number of community and professional organizations. He is presently serving on the Maryland Transportation Commission for a three-year term. He is an initial member of DC Water’s Business Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, as well as an Advisory Board member for the University of the District of Columbia’s Department of Civil Engineering.
Siddiqi was named head of the American Council of Engineering Companies/Metro Washington (ACEC/MW) in 2019.
Siddiqi was named to the Maryland Higher Education Commission by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley in 2011; he was reappointed by Governor Larry Hogan in June 2018 and will serve until December 2019. Governor Martin O’Malley appointed him to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Task Force in 2008 to develop a statewide plan to sustain Maryland’s competitive knowledge-based economy.
In 2013, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman nominated Siddiqi to the Environmental Sustainability Board in recognition of his environmental stewardship. He was instrumental in the implementation of several countywide projects aimed at improving sustainability for current and future county residents. Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman named him as co-chair of the Howard County Energy Task Force in 2015.
He previously served on the board of directors of Howard EcoWorks, a nonprofit organization dedicated to youth development through environmental initiatives. He is also the president of TAT USA, a non-profit organization that supports educational initiatives around the world.
Siddiqi, the past president and present chair of the United Maryland Muslim Council, has worked to improve residents’ quality of life through food drives, educational training programs, environmental cleanup projects, candidate forums, and interfaith activities.
In 2016, he served on Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s Commission to Modernize State Procurement, which was formed to improve the state’s procurement procedure and boost efficiency. Governor Martin O’Malley presented Siddiqi with a Community Service Award in 2012 to honor his community leadership and service.