FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DESK
Chapter 20 President: Ben Barker, SR/WA, RW-RAC, RW-NAC
Greetings Chapter 20 Members!
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. It is hard to believe that the IRWA 2020 International Education Conference in Minneapolis is six months away.
Chapter 20 is offering five scholarships to cover the registrations of the 2020 International Education Conference. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is January 31, 2020. For more information about the scholarship, please go to Chapter 20's website.
Prior to the 2020 International Education Conference, Chapter 20 is hosting the Region 3 Spring Forum on March 15th-16th. The forum includes a tour of the Hilton Hotel where the 2020 International Education Conference is located. Region Forums are a great way for you to meet other Right of Way professionals outside of Minnesota. To find more information or to register for the Spring Forum, click here.
During the winter and spring, Chapter 20 will be hosting two IRWA courses which will take place in February and March. Course 207 Practical Negotiations for US Federal and Federally Assisted Projects will be held February 11th and 12th and is hosted by Washington County. Course 901 Engineering Plan Development & Application is on March 17th at Fredrikson & Byron’s Minneapolis office. The 901 Course coincides with the Region 3 Spring Forum. Both courses are great for new and seasoned individuals in the right of way industry. If you are interested in attending any of these courses, please register by visiting the Chapter 20 Education Page.
Finally, if you are available on January 29th, please plan on attending our next Chapter 20 Member Meeting. The meeting will be held at Fredrikson & Byron’s office in Minneapolis. Register for the meeting by Thursday, January 23rd on Chapter 20's website.
If you need anything or have any questions about Chapter 20, please do not hesitate to contact me at 612-581-6572 or email@example.com.
Ben Barker, IRWA Chapter 20 President
2019-2020 NEW SPONSORS
2019-2020 EXECUTIVE BOARD
- Director: Mindy Leadholm, SR/WA
- President: Ben Barker, SR/WA, R/W-NAC, R/W-RAC
- President Elect: Benjamin Tozer
- Treasurer: Matthew Hagelin, SR/WA
- Secretary: Brian Mielke, SR/WA, R/W-NAC
JANUARY BOARD AND MEMBER MEETING
- Sponsor: Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
- Date: Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
- Location: Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. (200 South 6th Street, Suite 4000, Minneapolis)
- Board Meeting: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
- Member Meeting and Lunch: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
- Speaker and Topic: Eminent Domain
NOVEMBER BOARD AND MEMBER MEETING RECAP
Great River Energy hosted our November meeting and the meeting and we would like to thank our sponsors Ulteig and SRF Consulting. Ben Tozer discussed the upcoming 2020 Conference in Minneapolis and noted the upcoming spring forum. Then there was a presentation from Kyle Gustofson with Great River Energy about Drone Technology and the ways it is utilized today in our industry.