FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DESK
Chapter 20 President: Mindy Leadholm, SR/WA
Greetings Chapter 20 Members -
A new year = new opportunities, challenges, projects, and resolutions. My new year’s resolution is to simply be a better person than I was in 2018. Whatever your goals are for 2019, I wish you happiness and success – and hope that Chapter 20 is able to support you in your upcoming education and professional goals throughout the year.
Chapter 20 already has three courses planned for 2019, and are working on getting a few more set up. We will hold Course 502: Non-Residential Relocation Assistance and Course 506: Advanced Business Relocation Assistance in January and Course 215: Right of Way Acquisition for Pipeline Projects in April. Look on the Education Page of our Chapter 20 Website for more information and to register for these courses.
Thank you to those who attended our November Board and Member Meeting. A special thank you to our November meeting sponsors: Ulteig and WSB & Associates. Also, thank you to Penny Rolf, SR/WA for sharing your acquisition experiences in the Trunk Highway 43 bridge project in Winona, Minnesota.
Our next Chapter Board and Member meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 23 at Great River Energy in Maple Grove. Jen Holmstadt will be presenting at the member meeting on how natural hazards impact public infrastructure; and how the analysis of these hazards will influence project scoping on future projects. Thank you to Fredrikson & Byron, ProSource Technologies, and SRF Consulting Group for sponsoring the January meeting. Registration is now open and available on our Chapter 20 website.
Chapter 20 is offering up to FIVE Scholarships – to help our members attend the 2019 International Education Conference in Portland, Oregon. Each one of these five scholarships is worth $750 toward your conference registration and travel expenses. For those who have never attended, the International Education Conference is full of both educational and networking opportunities. In addition, Chapter 20 will be hosting the 2020 Conference, so we’d love to have more of our members attend this 2019 Conference as a preview of what is to come. These Scholarship Applications are due by Friday, February 1 – let me know if you have any questions on this great opportunity!
As always, please feel free to contact me if you need anything or have any questions about Chapter 20 business. As your President, I am here to help you get the most out of your Chapter 20 membership. Cheers to 2019!
2018-2019 EXECUTIVE BOARD
- Director: Andrew Girga
- President: Mindy Leadholm, SR/WA
- President Elect: Ben Barker, SR/WA, R/W-NAC, R/W-RAC
- Treasurer: Benjamin Tozer
- Secretary: Matthew Hagelin, SR/WA
JANUARY BOARD AND MEMBER MEETING
The upcoming Board and Member meeting will be held on January 23rd at Great River Energy in Maple Grove. There will be a great presentation at the meeting about the implementation of new policies to proactively manage the impacts of natural hazards on public infrastructure. Thank you to our sponsors, Fredrikson & Byron, ProSource Technologies, and SRF Consulting!
For more information, click here! We look forward to seeing you!
NOVEMBER BOARD AND MEMBER MEETING
IRWA Chapter 20 held their November 15, 2018 meeting at WSB. The sponsors for the meeting were WSB and Ulteig. Penny Rolf, SR/WA from WSB presented on Connecting Minnesota to Wisconsin - the TH 43 -Winona, MN Bridge project. She provided background on the complex project and explained the relocation challenges. Her presentation included the "lessons learned" as part of this project.