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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!

Job Hunters & Seekers:

Assistant ROW Agent

Land Rights Administrator

Real Estate Specialist


Upcoming Education:

Course 209 - Negotiating Effectively with a Diverse Clientele

Course 901 - Engineering Plan Development and Application

Course 902 - Property Descriptions

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:

2013-October
Candidates:
Mindy Leadholm – SR/WA

2013-November
Certifications:
Darryl Sayler – SR/WA
Candidates:
Matthew Hagelin - RWA

2013-December
Certifications:
Chuck Mayers - ARWP

2014-January
Candidates:
Cassie Fulda – RWA
Charles Mayers - RWP

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

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

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

2014-April
Candidates:
Anthony Derrick – RWA
Aimie Mims - RWP

Recertification:
Greg Cooley – SR/WA

2014-May
Certifications:
Charles Mayers – RWP

2014-June
Certifications:
Aimie Mims – RWP

Recertifications:
Debbie Tyler – R/W-NAC

Questions Regarding Certification:

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