Bluebonnet Chapter No. 74, is the Austin, TX, chapter of the International Right of Way Association. Our Chapter was founded in 1985 by professionals in the right of way field to unite members for education, to improve service to employers and the public, and to advance our members within the profession. We are part of Region 2 of the International Association. Our current membership includes 232 professionals involved in a wide array of projects requiring real estate and right of way services.

News & Education


REGISTER Schedule of Events: 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. – Registration & Lunch 11:20 a.m. – IRWA Announcements 11:25 a.m. – AI Announcements 11:30 a.m.
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504: Computing Replacement Housing Payments – 07.12.18 – 07.13.18

Register now! * PLEASE NOTE:  To ensure proper registration & credit, if registering for someone other than yourself, you MUST use their log in information.
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YP HAPPY HOUR – 4.26.18

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CBRE Office Building 14th Floor Patio 500 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701 YOUNG PROFESSIONALS HAPPY HOUR Come network with colleagues
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Message from the President

Greetings Chapter 74,

Spring is in the air and the birds are singing again. It looks like Winter is over! I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather! I must say the rain has done wonders for my grass.

There will not be a luncheon this month. We have found that lunch is not heavily attended due to spring break so we thought we would try something a little different. Our programs committee is putting together an evening network social later in the month. More details will be provided by the end of the week.

It’s time to nominate your IRWA Officers again. The nomination committee is seeking volunteers for Secretary and your current Officers are seeking reelection. If you wish to volunteer for Secretary or would like to nominate someone, please contact your current nomination committee (see more information about nominations in this newsletter). The deadline to submit nominations is March 27, 2018.

Our Education committee would like to hear from you about course ideas. If you are working toward a certification and need a course please reach out to Richard Schultz or Irene Balderrama. We want to make sure we are bringing the courses you need to Austin.

The Region 2 Spring Forum is on April 5th and 6th in San Antonio at the Hilton Palacio del Rio. The hotel room reservation block deadline is March 13, 2018, rate is $159. Come join us for the latest news and some great networking.

The 2018’s International Conference is quickly approaching. The 64th Annual International Education Conference will be in Edmonton, AB, Canada from June 24th to June 27th. If you are planning on attending, register as soon as possible. This year IRWA headquarters is doing things a little different, you must be registered for the conference before you can register for the hotel at the reduced rates. After registering for conference, IRWA will send you an email with a link to the host hotels. It’s a great time to visit Canada! I hope to see you there.

Come join us on April 10th for lunch at Maggiano’s, Amy Denney, editor of Northwest Austin Community Impact Newspaper is our speaker. Amy has a bird’s eye view of all the transportation projects in the Austin Area and will share some of the latest developments with us. Elections will also be held on April 10th and each nominee will be able to share their visions and reasons you should VOTE for them. Stay involved! ATTEND, NOMINATE, VOTE!

See you soon!

Virginia J. Anderson, SR/WA
Chapter 74 President
2017 – 2018