May 10 Chapter Dinner Meeting
Featured Speaker Melanie Vance
More information and registration here

Chapter 4 Election

Are you interested in being on the 2017-2018 Executive Board for Chapter 4?  Any member in good standing may run for an executive board position.

Available Executive Board positions are:

  • International Director
  • President elect
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

If you are interested in being on the Executive Board, please contact Michelle Talbot, NESA Chair at (206) 233-7197 or email michelle.talbot@seattle.gov, as soon as possible and your name will be placed on the slate of officers that will be announced at our April 2017 chapter meeting.  Executive Board to be elected at the May 2017 Chapter Meeting!

IRWA Chapter 4

Chapter 4 of the International Right of Way Association, with nearly 300 active members, serves professionals throughout Western Washington. The chapter holds local monthly meetings September through May, IRWA education classes as scheduled and other events for the membership. Please contact a local chapter board member or attend a monthly meeting to find out more about what IRWA Chapter 4 can do for you!

President’s Message

Message coming soon…


The 2017 course schedule is now available for you to see! Go here or look on side bar and calendar to see schedule.

Please let Education Chair, Karen Wright know if you are interested in being a class coordinator for any of the classes. Karen.wright@contractlandstaff.com


Time for 2017 Nominations

It is that time to start thinking about those firms, organizations, agencies and individuals you believe have made significant contributions to the chapter and the right of way profession.

Below are the nomination forms for “Professional of the Year”, “Employer of the Year” and “Instructor/Presenter of the Year”. Nominations must be received by May 10, 2017 to be considered. Winners will be announced at the Officer Installation Dinner on June 14, 2017.

Please consider these opportunities to share your successes and be recognized by your peers for a job well done and to recognize others for their contributions to the chapter and right of way profession.

Respectfully, Michelle Talbot, SR/WA – NESA Chair

Down load the following nomination forms
Employer of the Year
Instructor of the Year
Professional of the Year


Opportunity is knocking. Volunteer today!  There are numerous opportunities to help out Chapter 4.  Not only will you get to meet and interact with more members, you might also get your 2017 annual dues paid for.  Check out the sign up boards at the upcoming membership meetings and get involved!”

As for the 2017 prize, one volunteer will be nominated and selected by the board with the Volunteer of the Year Award presented at the June Installation and Awards Banquet.  The Chapter will pay the 2017 membership dues for the Volunteer of the Year award winner.

 Membership Meetings

IRWA Chapter 4 holds monthly membership meetings on the second Wednesday of the month. The meetings include excellent guest speakers discussing timely topics. Non members are encouraged to attend as the meetings are a perfect networking opportunity for all. Keep an eye on the website for the next meeting. We hope to see you there!

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