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Minneapolis Selected by IGC to Host the IRWA Education Conference in 2020!
At the IRWA Board of Directors Meeting in June this year in Hartford, Connecticut, the IRWA
Board of Directors selected Portland, Oregon as the host location for IRWA’s 2019 Annual
International Education Conference. The final selection came after four rounds of dead heat
voting where Portland and Minneapolis each received 50 percent of the vote. On the fifth vote,
the IRWA Board of Directors selected Portland as the 2019 site by a margin of seven votes.
Given that half of IRWA’s Board Members selected Minneapolis during four rounds of voting,
the International Governing Council (IGC) received many comments from Board Members that
they would like the IGC to consider naming Minneapolis as the 2020 host location. In light of
the timely nature of the request, and due to the immediacy created because the Minneapolis
proposal’s pricing and dates were only valid until July 31, 2014, the IGC met on Tuesday, July 9,
2014 to take up this single issue item, in accordance with IRWA Bylaws. Following full discussion
and a number of actions, the IGC approved a motion to make Minneapolis, Minnesota the 2020
host location for the IRWA Annual International Education Conference by a vote of 14 to 1.
Because of this action, there will be no chapter bids presented at the 2015 Board of Directors
meeting. Bidding will resume at the 2016 Board of Directors meeting.
IRWA Chapter 20 is BEYOND excited with this decision and thanks our members, region, and
supporters! Without the support or our sponsors, our efforts would not have been possible. A
special thanks to these companies for their sponsorship and continued support within our great
|Briggs and Morgan, P.A.||Midwest Right of Way Services, Inc.
|Enbridge Energ||ProSource Technologies, Inc.
|Evergreen Land Services||SRF Consulting Group
|HDR, Inc.||Stern & Anderson PA
|JCG Land Services, Inc.||Twin Peaks Field Services, Inc.
|L.D. Martin & Associates, Ltd.||Wilson Development Services
|LHB, Inc.||WSB & Associates, Inc.
|Melissa Wurtz||Xcel Energy
Chapter 20 looks forward to hosting the Annual Education Conference in 2020!
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Course 901 - Engineering Plan Development and Application
Course 902 - Property Descriptions
Questions Regarding Education:
Mindy J. Leadholm
Professional Development Corner:
Mindy Leadholm – SR/WA
Darryl Sayler – SR/WA
Matthew Hagelin - RWA
Chuck Mayers - ARWP
Cassie Fulda – RWA
Charles Mayers - RWP
Lisa Beckman – R/W NAC
Matthew Hagelin – RWA
Cassie Fulda – RWA
Corrine D. Sullivan – RWA
Patrick Lambert – RWA
Matthew Hagelin - RWP
Anthony Derrick – RWA
Aimie Mims - RWP
Greg Cooley – SR/WA
Charles Mayers – RWP
Aimie Mims – RWP
Debbie Tyler – R/W-NAC
Questions Regarding Certification:
Greg Cooley, PDC Chair