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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 Region.

Briggs and Morgan, P.A.Midwest Right of Way Services, Inc.
Enbridge EnergProSource Technologies, Inc.
Evergreen Land ServicesSRF Consulting Group
HDR, Inc.Stern & Anderson PA
JCG Land Services, Inc.Twin Peaks Field Services, Inc.
KLJUlteig
L.D. Martin & Associates, Ltd.Wilson Development Services
LHB, Inc.WSB & Associates, Inc.
Melissa WurtzXcel Energy


Chapter 20 looks forward to hosting the Annual Education Conference in 2020!
Upcoming Education:

Course 105 - The Uniform Act



Questions Regarding Education:

Mindy J. Leadholm
mindy.leadholm@co.
washington.mn.us


651-430-4361 (office)
651-470-7754 (cell)
651-430-4350 (fax)


Professional Development Corner:

2015-April
Candidates:
Tammy Leinweber – RWA
Chad Peterson – AMC
Aimie Mims – SR/WA

2015-February
Candidates:
Trevor Seely – RWP
Toshana Barthel – RWA
Chris Rogers – RWA

2015-January
Candidates:
Tamara Leinweber – RWA
Thomas Dickson – RWA
Bryan Kruger – RWA
Matthew Hagelin – SR/WA
Ben Barker – R/W-NAC
Penny Rolf – R/W-NAC
Ben Barker – R/W-RAC
Penny Rolf – R/W-RAC

2014-December
Certifications:
Sean Lawler – RWA
(eff. 11/01/14)

Recertification:
Randall Phillips – SR/WA
(eff. 10/01/14)

2014-November
Candidate:
Chris Rogers – R/W-AC

2014-October
Certifications:
Patrick Lambert – RWA
Jill Unterberger - RWA
Tony Derrick - RWA

Recertifications:
John Foster – R/W-AC

Candidates:
Aimie Mims - SR/WA

2014-September
Certifications:
Ric Ahern – RWA

Candidates:
Jill Unterberger – RWA
Sean Lawler - RWA
Debbie Johnson - SR/WA

2014-June
Certifications:
Aimie Mims – RWP

Recertification:
Debbie Tyler – R/W-NAC

2014-May
Certifications:
Charles Mayers – RWP

Candidates:
Chuck Mayers – SR/WA

2014-April
Recertification:
Greg Cooley – SR/WA

Candidates:
Anthony Derrick – RWA
Aimie Mims - RWP

2014-March
Certifications:
Matthew Hagelin – RWA
Cassie Fulda – RWA

Candidates:
Corrine Sullivan – RWA
Patrick Lambert – RWA
Matthew Hagelin - RWP

2014-February
Recertifications:
Lisa Beckman – R/W NAC


Questions Regarding Certification:

Greg Cooley, PDC Chair
greg.cooley@state.mn.us
320-250-2665 (office)