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I nternational Transportation Committee. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES For 2007-2008 Chair: T A Anderson, R/W-AC, SRA, SRPA, MHV Vice-Chair: Jerry Colburn, R/W-RAC. ITC’s Five Target Areas. Governance Activities Governance Planning/Structure Liaison/Oversight Education/Professional Development

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    1. International Transportation Committee GOALS AND OBJECTIVES For 2007-2008 Chair: T A Anderson, R/W-AC, SRA, SRPA, MHV Vice-Chair: Jerry Colburn, R/W-RAC

    2. ITC’s Five Target Areas • Governance Activities • Governance Planning/Structure • Liaison/Oversight • Education/Professional Development • Outreach Created Sub-Committee Structure to address the 5 Target Areas

    3. Annual Conference Sub-Committee Chair: Jerry Colburn, SR/WA, Karen Stein, SR/WA, TA Anderson, R/W-AC, LoAnn Weight, SR/WA • Coordinating process of identifying potential ITC sponsored sessions • Identifying moderators • Ensuring that moderators and speakers coordinate with one another and with Headquarters to provide required information • Process will start with 2008 Conference

    4. Symposium Sub-Committee (2008) Chair: Debra Reddick, SR/WA, Gary Slack, SR/WA, T A Anderson, R/W-AC, Jerry Colburn, R/W-RAC Topic: ITC looking for opportunities/committee teaming Kentucky DOT Symposium a possibility being pursued

    5. Web Content Sub-Committee Chair: Rick Etter, LoAnn Weight, SR/WA, Steve Droge, SR/WA • Continuing effort to enhance ITC website content • Need template and requirements from Headquarter for adding web content • Add “canned” programs for use by Chapters

    6. Education/Professional Development Sub-Committee Chair: Karen Stein SR/WA, Elizabeth Norris, Terrel Heather SR/WA, Charles Hubbard SR/WA • No work tasks received by this committee to date

    7. Publications /Editorial Review Sub-committee Chair: Diane Johnson, SR/WA Doug Krysa, SR/WA Edit and Review articles for ROW Magazine prior to publication

    8. Research and Studies Sub-Committee • Chair: David Blakeney, SR/WA • Chris Pawloski, SR/WA, Billy Medley SR/WA • Best Practices • Case Studies • Legislative issues • Communicate to membership

    9. Communication Sub-Committee Co-chairs: Kathy Phillips SR/WA, Mike Phillips SR/WA, Don Corrigan, SR/WA, RW/RAC, Debra Reddick, SR/WA • Develop and maintain email lists for committee • Facilitate communications with Chapters, Regions, Speakers Bureau • Maintain Chapter Liaison Database Lists • Currently 42 Chapter Transportation Reps – 7 Regions • Chapter President’s distribution list • Maintain listing of Chapter Programs Prepared • Co-Chairs serve as Recording Secretary to ITC

    10. ITC Members Personal Projects Each ITC member is required to propose, commit to, and complete an approved personal project. • Submit an idea to Chair & Vice Chair for approval • Examples might be: • Write a white paper on a topic of program significance • Write an article for publication in “Right of Way” or other technical journal • Prepare a presentation on a ROW-related issue or topic • Present or co-present a session at a national or regional conference, etc. • Coordinate presence of IRWA with an exhibit at a conference • Chairing or co-chairing a symposium or conference • Organize or Moderate a session at the Austin 2008 Conference or PRES • Personal Projects are now required of all ITC members

    11. Members Personal Project (Template) Problem Briefly state – (1) the specific problem or issue, and (2) how it impacts the transportation ROW profession.

    12. Members Personal Projects Project Scope Explain the nature of your proposed project. If more that one ITC member will be involved, briefly explain the nature of each person’s role in the project.

    13. Members Personal Projects Description of Project Output and Delivery Date Explain what the final product will be (i.e., article, presentation, report, etc.) and include a projected completion date (ex. June 08). The completion date should be prior to June 19, 2008-(Opening of the 2008 Annual Education Conference in Austin, Texas) Extensions beyond the June `08 date may be authorized on an individual basis, depending on the scope and nature of your proposed project.

    14. ITC Members Personal Projects2006-07 LoAnn Weight, SR/WA, R/W-NAC, R/W- RAC 2007 Sacramento Conference program leader, lead person for organizing Headquarters appreciation luncheon sponsored by Chapter 44 and organize the First Timer Program Don Corrigan, SR/WA, R/W-RAC Prepare a working project aimed at Chapter Presidents to promote appointment of chapter transportation representative and keeping Chapters within Region advised of ITC goals & work plan Gary Slack, SR/WA Working with Kentucky Transportation officials to present Right of Way and Utilities Training program

    15. ITC Member Personal Projects (cont.) Mike Phillips, SR/WA Co Develop and prepare a program session dealing with “NEPA” for the Austin 2008 Conference or future education conference Karen Stein, SR/WA, RW-RAC Prepare a paper for improvement and enhancement for IRWA training for experienced agents Billy Medley, SR/WA Has submitted a magazine article for publication in “Right of Way” on Evolution of Railroads Charles Hubbard, SR/WA Organizing effort with FL Chapters to reach out to organizations that utilize or are affiliated with R/W and provide a IRWA information and presence at the Tallahassee FL Board of Realtors Annual EXPO

    16. ITC Member Personal Projects (cont.) Diane Johnson, SR/WA Lead person for a 2008 Austin Conference session on “Federal Agency Update” and write a magazine article for “Right of Way” Jerry Colburn, R/W-RAC, Vice Chair Facilitator/Moderator for two sessions at the Austin Conference and secure speakers doe three sessions David Blakeney, SR/WA Mid-South ROW Conference – organizing and arranging IRWA presence at conference this coming October in Louisiana

    17. ITC Member Personal Projects (cont.) Terrel Heather, SR/WA Authored ROW Magazine article that has been submitted for publishing on “Light Rail” TA Anderson, SRPA, SRA, MHV, R/W-AC Chair, ITC, Organizing effort with Florida Chapters to reach out to organizations that utilize or are affiliated with right of way and make them aware of IRWA and what IRWA offers

    18. Chapter Transportation Chairs E-Mail Group - Outreach First E-mail Outreach contact (volume 1, Number 1) from ITC sent January 18th , 2006 generated interest and positive comments. We are creating up-to-date contacts for our chapter and “community of interest” database. The 1st broadcast included basic committee information (mission, current committee roster and minutes from our Anaheim committee meeting), and an invitation to communicate with us on a variety of topics.

    19. 2007-2008 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Committee Strategic Plan Yes No Goal # 1: Develop session topics that involve international or bi-lateral issues for the 2008 Annual Conference in Austin Measure of Success: At least 6 of the approved ITC sessions for Austin will have content that has application for Canadian and other members. There are two standing sessions, the “Federal Agency Update” and “AASHTO Update”, and even those probably have some relevance for right of way professionals from Canada, South Africa, Australia Japan, Korea and others. These sessions may be partnered with other committees.

    20. 2007-2008 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Committee Strategic Plan Yes No Goal # 2: Present ITC sessions for the 2008 Annual Conference in Austin that deal with issues in several transportation modes (not just highways), as well as at least 1 session on communications/negotiations. Measure of Success: At least 7 of our proposed ITC sessions for Austin have “multi-modal” or communication/negotiation applications.

    21. 2007-2008 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Committee Strategic Plan Yes No Goal # 3: Focus on communication, outreach, and participation with all committee members and our “Community of Practice”. • Measure of Success: • All ITC members have a voice in developing Session Topics and we were successful in getting 8 ITC sessions approved for Sacramento. • The ITC is continuing to develop our current list of Chapter Transportation Chairs. Our first e-mail broadcast to the Chapter Chairs went out in early 2006. This is planned to be a large part of our outreach efforts following sub-committee re-structuring.

    22. 2007-2008 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Committee Strategic Plan Yes No Goal # 3: Focus on communication, outreach, and participation with all committee members and our "Community of Practice“. • Measure of Success: • The ITC, Asset Management , Local Public Agency and Survey Committee’s have established and continue to build on a partnership in sponsoring sessions at the Annual Conference. • The ITC is looking for other ways to partner with the Utilities, Relocation and other International Committees. We have taken the lead and will try to enlist four International Committees as co-sponsors of educational sessions for Austin.

    23. 2007-2008 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Committee Strategic Plan Yes No Goal # 3: Focus on communication, outreach, and participation with all committee members and our "Community of Practice“. • Measure of Success: • The ITC will again sponsor a display booth and promotion of the Association at the 2007 Mid-South Right of Way Conference in New Orleans, LA. Attendance 80+ • The ITC will again try to participate in the Northwest Right of Way Conference in 2007 by providing a welcome message, magazine, SR/WA and specialty designation information, and membership application in each registrants conference packet. Attendance 150+

    24. 2007 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Committee Strategic Plan Yes No Goal # 3: Focus on communication, outreach, and participation with all committee members and our "Community of Practice“. Measure of Success: (G) Our Region 4 ITC Rep will also be asked annually to staff an IRWA information booth in the exhibit area at the “Mid-Atlantic Workshop”. This annual event was attended by over 300 ROW professionals in 2006– most of whom are not currently IRWA members. We plan to participate again in 2007 and beyond. This is an excellent outreach opportunity and we suggest that IRWA develop a strategy for having a presence at similar Annual ROW Workshops across the country.

    25. 2007-2008 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Committee Strategic Plan Yes No Goal # 3: Focus on communication, outreach, and participation with all committee members and our "Community of Practice“. Measure of Success: (H) The ITC participated with Chapter 77 with an IRWA booth at the Tallahassee, Florida Board of Realtors Annual EXPO in 2007. 99% of the attendees were unaware of IRWA. This will also be a focus for 2008. (I) The annual ASSHTO event was attended by over 300 ROW professionals. In Florida in 2007 and the ITC recommends that IRWA develop a strategy for having a presence at similar Annual ROW Events across the country.

    26. 2007-2008 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Committee Strategic Plan Yes No Goal # 4: Sponsor several articles for RIGHT OF WAY magazine within the next twelve months. Measure of Success: Articles submitted for publication by ITC members Billy Medley, SR/WA and Terrel Heather, and proposed articles for 2007-2008 are included in the listing of personal projects. Additionally several other members have committed to authoring articles this year .

    27. 2007-2008 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Committee Strategic Plan Yes No Goal # 5: Foster the development of a “ROW Community of Practice” that is both internal and external to IRWA. • Measure of Success: • We continue to communicate with FHWA, FAA and FTA Realty Program Experts on program issues on a regular basis.

    28. What’s working well…………… • Keeping a broad Transportation focus • Our current membership is diverse: • 10 government employees • 11 ROW consultant employees • 2 retiree’s • 1 member is from Canada • Seven of our Austin sessions have cross-functional or multi-modal implications • We have industry reps in aviation, highways, transit – Federal, State & Local

    29. What’s working…. but can improve • Sub-Committee Structure • More interaction and involvement by members of the sub-committees • More equitable distribution of assignments • More effective results - because the Sub-Committee members take ownership in their areas of responsibility

    30. What’s working…… but can improve 2. Our Personal Project Initiative On the positive side……. The Personal Projects can contribute significantly to the ITC’s goals and mission, and to the Association as a whole. They give each ITC member an opportunity to contribute, and also gives them a chance to pick the project. We have some very worthwhile projects underway.

    31. What’s working…… but can improve 2. Our Personal Project Initiative On the other hand…… Some ITC members either have not committed to do a project . . . Or have proposed a project – but not followed through on their commitment. We need follow through by our members

    32. What needs improvement…………… We need to work on improving our 2-way communications, developing more active participation and getting effective feedback on our performance. This applies within the ITC… between the ITC and other Committees… between the Committees and the Regions... between the Committees and the IEC

    33. What’s working…… but must improve • Our Outreach Initiatives • Our Chapter Chairs E-mail Group was just starting to take off – response was good! However this effort needs work with communication sub-committee • Difficult to measure the value of our presence at national and regional ROW events • Our communication subcommittee must take the lead working with Chair & Vice Chair for effective implementation.

    34. RegionRepresentatives 1 LoAnn Weight, SR/WA, R/W-NAC, R/W-RAC 2 Elizabeth Norris 3 Don Corrigan, SR/WA, R/W-RAC 4 Mike Jones, SR/WA 5 Gary Slack, SR/WA 6 Debra Reddick, SR/WA 7 Kathy Phillips, SR/WA 8 Vacant 9 Karen M. Stein, SR/WA, RW-RAC 10 Doug Krysa, SR/WA ITC Regional Reps

    35. David Blakeney, SR/WA (2) Charles Hubbard (6) Chris Pawloski, SR/WA (8) Rick Etter (4) Terrel Heather, SR/WA (6) Diane B. Johnson, SR/WA (6) Clyde Johnson, SR/WA (6) Mike Phillips, SR/WA (7) Steve Droge, SR/WA (9 Special Support to The Committee: Ann Catlin (retired) (3) Don Brent, SR/WA (5) At Large ITC Members - 6

    36. Respectfully Submitted, • TA Anderson, R/W-AC, SRPA, SRA, MHV, Chair ITC • Jerry Colburn, R/W-RAC, Vice ChairITC