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Chapter Meetings, Classes, Chapter & Member News


Tuesday, February 13th 11:30 am to 1 pm - February/Elections Member Meeting


Location:
TBD



Tuesday, December 12th 11:30 am - 1 pm - Holiday/Nominations Luncheon


Location:
Black Canyon Conference Center
9440 N 25th Ave
Phoenix 85021

Directions:
From the Black Canyon Highway (I-17) Northbound
Take the Dunlap exit East, or right.
Turn left at the first light, 25th Avenue, and we are on your left.

From I-17 Southbound, take the Peoria exit east or left.
Turn right at the 1st light, 25th Avenue, and we are on your right.


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Wednesday - Dec 6th at 4:30 - Monthly Board Meeting at Macayos
Feel free to contact Karen Williams (602 542 8857) with questions.


Location:
Macayos Depot Cantina, Tempe
300 S Ash Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281




November 16, 2017 - Course 606 - Environmental Due Diligence and Liability



Course Description:
This course familiarizes participants with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other important legislation which guides the project development process, as well as the various agencies and stakeholders involved. Participants are also introduced to the right of way professionals role in each phase of the project development process and the responsibilities for which he or she will be held accountable when seeing a project through to completion. For purposes of this course, right of way acquisition and management is defined broadly to include acquisition and management of real property, typically for construction projects (linear and non-linear), but also for other purposes such as environmental mitigation.

Topics:
- Overview of project development and environmental process
- NEPA
- Other environmental legislation
- Comprehensive environmental permit strategies
- Review and introduction to case study exercises
- Project conceptualization
- Constraints analysis and siting
- Project planning and preliminary design
- Project decision, detailed design and ROW acquisition
- Construction
- Operations and maintenance

Course Level:
Advanced

Course Tuition Includes:
Participant Manual

Who Should Take This Course:
This course is intended for any private, public, or regulatory agency staff member, consultant, or decision maker who is involved in right of way acquisition and management.

Course Instructor:
Fred Walasavage is a senior environmental protection specialist for the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Oregon and has been working directly in the environmental field since 1985. He currently serves as the Program Manager for Environmental Land Actions within Bonneville. His responsibilities include conducting all levels of environmental site assessments, conducting compliance audits, negotiating environmental issues on real estate transactions, preparing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation, conducting biological assessments, acquiring regulatory permits, providing oversight on cultural resource assessments, and general project management. Given that his service area includes six states; Fred has thorough understanding of the many variations in Federal and state environmental requirements as they relate right-of way projects. Fred is a designated Environmental Professionalas defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the purposes of conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. He has conducted over 500 Phase I assessments for Bonneville. Prior to Bonneville, Fred worked as an environmental planner for the U.S. Army corps of Engineers. Fred has served as an active instructor for IRWA since 2005 specializing in the environmental series courses. He has been actively involved in the development of the IRWA environmental course curriculum since 2000 and serves as an IRWA subject matter expert. In addition, Fred instructs annual environmental training sessions within Bonneville. He has twice served as the Chair of the IRWA International Environment Committee, past Region 7 Chair, and past IRWA Chapter 3 President. He has received the Chapter 3 and Region 7 Professional of the Year awards as well as being a finalist for IRWAs Frank C. Balfour Professional of the Year Award. Fred hasa Masters Degree from California State University, Chico and a BS Degree from Unity College, Unity Maine.

Downloadable brochure
PDF brochure

Tuition
$265 before 10/31/2017
$315 after 10/1/2017


Location:
City of Surprise
16000 N. Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374
Phone: (623) 222-3026
Participant Capacity: 25


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November 15, 2017 - Course 604 - Environmental Due Diligence and Liability


Course Description:
This course provides the right of way professional with an understanding of the environmental due diligence components. Participants learn to recognize when a due diligence report should be ordered, as well as how reports should be analyzed.

Topics:
- Innocent Purchaser Defense
- ASTM Phase I ESA standard
- EPAs All Appropriate Inquiry rule
- Educate attendees about other components of environmental due diligence
- Guidance on how to order due diligence services and establish expectations
- Illustrate how to analyze the reports and their impacts on the proposed project

Course Level:
Intermediate

Course Tuition Includes:
Participant Manual

Who Should Take This Course:
This course is recommended for right of way professionals who have some environmental background, are actively involved in right of way projects, and may encounter environmental issues during their normal duties (e.g., acquisition/relocation, appraisal).

Course Instructor:
Fred Walasavage is a senior environmental protection specialist for the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Oregon and has been working directly in the environmental field since 1985. He currently serves as the Program Manager for Environmental Land Actions within Bonneville. His responsibilities include conducting all levels of environmental site assessments, conducting compliance audits, negotiating environmental issues on real estate transactions, preparing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation, conducting biological assessments, acquiring regulatory permits, providing oversight on cultural resource assessments, and general project management. Given that his service area includes six states; Fred has thorough understanding of the many variations in Federal and state environmental requirements as they relate right-of way projects. Fred is a designated Environmental Professionalas defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the purposes of conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. He has conducted over 500 Phase I assessments for Bonneville. Prior to Bonneville, Fred worked as an environmental planner for the U.S. Army corps of Engineers. Fred has served as an active instructor for IRWA since 2005 specializing in the environmental series courses. He has been actively involved in the development of the IRWA environmental course curriculum since 2000 and serves as an IRWA subject matter expert. In addition, Fred instructs annual environmental training sessions within Bonneville. He has twice served as the Chair of the IRWA International Environment Committee, past Region 7 Chair, and past IRWA Chapter 3 President. He has received the Chapter 3 and Region 7 Professional of the Year awards as well as being a finalist for IRWAs Frank C. Balfour Professional of the Year Award. Fred hasa Masters Degree from California State University, Chico and a BS Degree from Unity College, Unity Maine.

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PDF brochure



Location:
City of Surprise
16000 N. Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374
Phone: (623) 222-3026



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Wednesday, November 8th, 11:30 am to 1pm - Monthly Chapter Meeting
Cost is $15

Location:
Maricopa County Flood Control District

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Saturday, October 7th - Fall Forum 2017 - Region 1

- Lunch is $20; please pay with the blue Paypal button below
- Click here to register at the Hotel Palomar
- Downloadable PDF brochure


Location:
Kimpton Hotel Palomar
2 E. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-253-6633
http://www.hotelpalomar-phoenix.com
Room rate: $189/night
Reserve by: September 5th


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October 6, 2017 - Course 225 - Social Ecology - Listening to Community



Course Description:As any right of way and infrastructure professional will tell you, creating positive community engagement and impact is vital to the success of any infrastructure project. But they will also tell you that this is much easier said than done! This course will provide you with those vital leading edge skills to approach community engagement from a unique cultural awareness perspective- putting community first, at the frontend of the project, by actively listening to and engaging with the very people that will be impacted by the project. Participants will learn essential information on how to create authentic community engagement, how to discover human patterns that organically exist in the community, develop solutions to mitigate impact, and how to honestly listen to the people in the community in their own environment by learning how to visit the local restaurants, libraries, schools etc. where "life happens". With this new knowledge gained, infrastructure- based companies will able to incorporate community needs in the acquisition process.

Course Level: Intermediate

Tuition:
$295

Course Tuition includes:
- Learning Guide
- Field Notebook
- Anthology

Who should take this course: This course is ideal for right of way and infrastructure professionals, any right of way professional involved in program management, consulting, or project communications/negotiations, as well as anyone interested in learning this highly valued and in-demand skill set.

Course Instructor:
James Kent is a global social ecologist, businessman, educator, lecturer and writer who advocates for using culture-based strategies when introducing projects to local communities. He has expertise in engaging community members in project planning with demonstrated success in generating cost savings, while building company and community goodwill. He introduced a Socially Responsive Management System into the U.S. Forest Service, and his latest work focuses on the emergence of citizen action networks, a process that is bringing about a paradigm shift in how citizen engagement functions in the 21st century.

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Printable brochure


Location:
Hotel Palomar
2 E Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 253-6633


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Tuesday, September 12th 11:30 am - 1 pm - September Member Meeting

Cost is $20 - please select your menu choice below.


Location:
Bluewater Grill
1720 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
- www.bluewatergrill.com
- Download the full menu


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August 9th and 10th, 2017; 8am - 5pm daily - Course 700 - Introduction to Property Management



Course Description:
This course addresses all major aspects of property and asset management. Participants will learn how to establish a cost-effective management plan that increases profitability, conserves resources and reduces risk exposure for properties managed.

Topics:
- Establish, classify, and maintain a property inventory
- Develop simplified management policies and procedures
- Identify and evaluate risks, hazards and liabilities
- Establish ownership monitoring schedules to control encroachments and other unauthorized uses
- Decide if property should be leased, sold or held
- Recognize advantages and pitfalls of joint use agreements
- Effectively repair and maintain improved properties
- Profitably dispose of excess lands or property rights

Course Level:
Core

Course Tuition Includes:
- $415 - Participant Manual
- After, 8/1/17 - $440

Who Should Take This Course:
This course is designed for the full-time asset manager or generalist who manages an organizations properties and who addresses all major aspects of property management.

Course Instructor:
Lisa L. Amos, SR/WA, has 25 years real estate experience, and since 2000 as property management supervisor with Maricopa County, Arizonas Public Works Real Estate Division, oversees a flood control district??s and transportation departments real estate holdings. From 1984-2000 Ms. Amos managed a Fortune 500 industrial companys Arizona and New Mexico real estate holdings, which included acquisition, disposition, and environmental compliance. She is former PDC chair of IRWA Kachina chapter #28, and a past president of the greater Phoenix chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction. Ms. Amos is a Planning Commissioner for a local municipality and city appointed member of an EPA Superfund site advisory group. She holds an Arizona real estate license, and completed her AAS degree in Mass Communication, BS degree in real estate, and Masters degree in Public Administration. She has been approved to facilitate IRWA 700 series courses.

Downloadable brochure
PDF brochure


Location:
Maricopa County Flood Control
2801 West Durango St.
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Phone: (602) 506-1501
Participant Capacity: 25


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Wednesday, August 2nd - Board Meeting at Macayos


Location:
Macayos Tempe
300 S Ash Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281




July 11th, 2017 - Congratulations to our new officers


Location:
2017-2018 officers have been installed; details at http://www.irwachapter28.org/contactus.php!



Tuesday, July 11th, 11:30 am-1 pm - Chapter Member Meeting at Macayos


Location:
Macayos Depot Cantina 300 S. Ash St. Tempe, AZ 85281

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June 22nd, 2017 - Dwight Davis - In Memoriam
Mr. Davis was a long-time IRWA member and founder of the Davis Valuation Group.

The Arizona Republic's full obituary is available here.


Location:
To be determined



June 8-9th - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm - Class 800 - Principles of Real Estate Law

INSTRUCTOR:
Beverly J. Francy, SR/WA, is the founder and President of Acquisition Sciences, Ltd. (ASL) located in Phoenix, AZ and Las Vegas, NV. Beverly has a BS degree in Business Administration and is a licensed Real Estate Broker. She has over 30 years of experience in acquisition, relocation, property management, appraisal, title, program and project management and as a consultant for Transit/Light Rail, Aviation, Highway and Redevelopment Projects for governmental agencies. Prior to starting ASL in 1989, Beverly was a manager with the State of Arizona Land Department and Deputy County Recorder in Minnesota. Beverly has been an IRWA instructor for several years.

COURSE COORDINATOR:
Kimberly Romero (602) 506-8685
Email: kimberlyromero@mail.maricopa.gov


Location:
Maricopa County Flood Control District 2801 W Durango OPS Building Phoenix, AZ 85009

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Wednesday, June 7th, 4:30pm - Monthly Board Meeting at Macayos in Tempe


Location:
To be determined



Actual date is to be determined - Course 213 Conflict Management (1 day)


Location:
To be determined

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Tuesday, May 9th at 11:30 am - Monthly Chapter Meeting


Location:
Macayos Depot Cantina 300 S Ash Ave. Tempe, AZ 85281

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Wednesday, May 3rd, 4:30pm - Monthly Board Meeting at Macayos in Tempe


Location:
To be determined



Wednesday, April 5th, 4:30Pm - Monthly Board Meeting at Macayos in Tempe


Location:
To be determined



March 21st-24th, 2017 - Time They are a Changin ... The Ins and Outs of Right of Way - 4 day education seminar

Day One - C103 Ethics and Right of Way Profession
(One day Course)
$265 ($300 after March 3)

Day Two - C218Right of Way Acquisition for Electrical Transmission Projects
(Day one of two)
$415 ($465 after March 3)

Day Three - C218 Right of Way Acquisition for Electrical Transmission Projects
(Day two or two)

Day Four - Education Seminar (8:00-5:00)
Various Presentations
$125 ($150 after March 3)

The course fees as well as the seminar fees include snacks and lunch. There will be prizes and auctions!

Security Title has donated Suns tickets located in the Copper Point Terrace as well as a parking pass.

Register before March 3rd to get the early bird discount!

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Courses


For More Information email Karen Williams at karen.williams@azag.gov or by phone at 602-542-8857


Location:
Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd.
Phoenix AZ 85040

Attachments:
Registration Form
Seminar flyer
103 Course description
218 Course Description



Wednesday March 1st, 4:30pm - Monthly Board Meeting at Macayos in Tempe


Location:
To be determined



Tuesday, February 14th at 11:30 am - Monthly Chapter Meeting/Election at Macayos in Tempe
Our board election will take place at the February 14 Member Meeting

Nominees for the 2017/2018 Kachina Chapter 28 Board are

* International Director (2 yr): Karen Williams
* President Elect: Amber Campbell
* Treasurer: Kim Romero
* Secretary: Beatrice Flores
* PDC: Chris Banks (2 yr)
* PDC: Tim Blumentritt (3 yr)


Location:
Macayos
300 S Ash Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281

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Feb 14, 2017 - Congratulations - Chad Wakefield has earned his SR/WA
Congratulations to Chad Wakefield for his hard earned SR/WA designation. Tim Blumentritt, PDC Chair, presented the designation at our February 14th Chapter Meeting.


Tim Blumentritt, PDC Chair presenting member Chad Wakefield with his SR/WA


Chad Wakefield, Doug Estes, Nominations and Elections Chair, and Mike Wilson, Transportation Chair

Location:
To be determined



Wednesday, February 1st @ 4:43 pm - Monthly Board Meeting at Macayos in Tempe


Location:
To be determined



Tuesday, December 6th @ 11:30am to 1pm - Holiday Luncheon and Nominations at Black Canyon Conference Center


Location:
Black Canyon Conference Center

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Wednesday, November 9nd @ 4:30 p.m. - Monthly Board Meeting at Macyos in Tempe
300 S Ash Ave




Tempe, AZ 85281

Location:
To be determined



Tuesday, November 8th @ 11:30 am - Chapter Meeting Luncheon at Flood Control District of Maricopa County
Located at 300 S Ash Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281

Location:
To be determined

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October 31-November 1-2, 2016 - Communications (C201) Class offered, Oct. 31
Instructor Carol Brooks, SR/WA

Cornerstone Management Skills

Class Coordinator: Kaye Bockmann

602-236-3129

602-236-8193 (fax)
kaye.bockmann@srpnet.com

Please download the flyer attachment below for full details

Location:
To be determined

Attachments:
C100 and C201 Class flyer



Oct 13, 2016 - Mike Gibelyou - In Memoriam
It is with a heavy heart that I share the sad news of Mike Gibelyou's passing Thursday, October 13, 2016. Mike worked for UniSource Energy Services in Kingman, AZ for over 23 years. Along with being a very active community volunteer, his knowledge and expertise as the Senior Right of Way Agent will be greatly missed.


Memorial services for Mike will be held in Kingman on Saturday, October 29th at 2:00 p.m. at the LDS Church on the corner of Eastern and Southern.


Please keep Mike and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Mike, you will be missed.


Obituary: http://kdminer.com/news/2016/oct/23/obituary-michael-gibelyou/



Location:
To be determined



Oct 1, 2016 - Welcome New Members!
Welcome to Verna Harding, Henry A. Solid, David R. Smith, James G. Feltmann, Cindy Lizarraga, and Jackson Roy Paquette!

Location:
To be determined



Oct 5, 2016 - Board Meeting at Macayos Tempe
Everyone is welcome!

Location:
To be determined



September 19, 20, 21, and 22, 2016 - Principles of Land Acq. (C100) class
Instructor: Beverly Francy, SR/WA
Acquisition Sciences, Ltd.

Class Coordinator: Mark Keller

602-236-8164

602-236-8193 (fax) mark.keller@srpnet.com


SRP PERA Club - Big Horn Terrace
1 East Continental Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281

Please download the flyer attachment below for full details

Location:
To be determined

Attachments:
C100 and C201 Class flyer



Tues., Sept 13th - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Chapter Meeting - Macayos


Location:
Macayos, Tempe - 300 S. Ash Ave.



Sept. 7, 2016 at 4:30 PM - Board Meeting at Macyos Tempe
Discussion of Chapter Activity. - All Members Welcome to Attend.

Macayos Mexican Kitchen
300 S. Ash Ave.
Tempe AZ 85281

Location:
To be determined



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