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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.

Upcoming News & Events

Save the Date 2019 Eminent Domain Seminar

Join us for the 2019 Eminent Domain Seminar September 6, 2019 in San Marcos. Additional details here.
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IRWA Region 2 Refresher – JULY 31-AUG 2

2019 IRWA Region 2 Refresher Seminar and Educational Courses. Click here for more information and to register.
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IRWA/AI JOINT LUNCHEON – JUNE 27, 2019

The IRWA/AI Joint Luncheon will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019. Register Online.
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Message from the President

Hello Members,
As I looked out my office window this morning through the dense fog, it became evident festival season is now upon us. Many festivals are held in and around Austin during this time and I encourage everyone to get out and explore, even if it means dealing with the increased traffic. SXSW, the Kite Festival, Cap10K, Pecan Street Festival, Red Poppy Festival and Blues on the Green are some of the many upcoming events during the Springtime in and around Austin.

Besides enjoying the outdoors, music and art there are many IRWA events happening over the next several months to network and stay informed with current right-of-way standards. In April we have two (2) courses being offered, Course 105 – Uniform Act and 902 – Property Descriptions. You can find more information on these courses on page 10 of this issue. These courses are being offered during the Transportation Symposium and Spring Forum being held on 10th, 11th and 12th, respectively. The Symposium agenda includes industry speakers and topics significant to our ever changing profession, I encourage all to register.

This upcoming May, the chapter will host our regularly held monthly luncheon and vote in our new Officers for the 2019-2020 cycle. Then in June, the International Education Conference will be held in Portland, OR. These are all activity filled occasions and I hope everyone can attend all or some of these events over the next few months while still finding time to enjoy a festival or two around town.

Finally, I want to give a big thank you to all of those who are serving on a Committee this year. Volunteering for these Committees takes a great deal of time and I really do appreciate the hard work members commit to support our Chapter.

Alex Gale
2018– 2019 Chapter 74 President

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