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 Events & Education

September 7, 2018 – Eminent Domain Seminar

Join us for the 2018 ED Seminar in San Marcos. Additional details here.
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September 6, 2018 – RWPTX Make-a-Wish Golf Tournament

More details available here. Please note THIS IS NOT AN IRWA SPONSORED EVENT, ROW Professionals of Texas are independent supporters of this event.
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August 10, 2018 – Course 804 – Skills of Expert Testimony

This course will be held at HDR Engineering, Inc., located at 7745 Chevy Chase Dr, Bldg 5, Ste 220, Austin, Texas, MORE DETAILS AVAILABLE HERE!
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Message from the President

Hello Chapter 74!

I want to begin by thanking Virginia Anderson for serving as Chapter President 2017—2018. Under her leadership, we had a great year and continued our success in achieving unification amongst members through education, improving right of way service to employers and the public and a continued support of the advancement of our members within the professional industry.

I am honored to serve as the President of Chapter 74 for this upcoming year, 2018—2019. Thank you to each member of the chapter’s Board and Committees. Your gracious volunteer effort over the next fiscal year is appreciated. I look forward to working with everyone in their assignments. I am excited to see all the great things we will continue to support and the opportunities to promote new ideas for our chapter this year.

July has quickly passed and August has just begun. There has been a lot of fun to be had as well as things to do. A decent group of our members were able to make the trek to Edmonton, Alberta to attend the International Conference and enjoy nicer weather and temperatures in the 70’s. The Appraisal Institute/IRWA Joint Luncheon was a packed room. Many compliments were received on the selection of presentation speakers and their engaging topics. The Region 2 Refresher Seminar just took place in College Station, TX; along with the L.E. Clark Aggie Invitational Golf Tournament. This year, our Chapter was selected to speak on the topic of Utilities and we were proud to have Travis Beard with the City of Georgetown present “On, Over and Across: Complex Issues and Solutions for the Urbanizing Utility”, last Thursday afternoon.

Let’s continue our focus in establishing Chapter 74 as the great professional organization it has become to many of us. I anticipate a great year of membership experiences. Please feel welcome to contact me at [email protected] should you have any comments, ideas or recommendations regarding our chapter activities.

Thank you again for allowing me the opportunity to help in representing Chapter 74!

Alex Gale
2018– 2019 Chapter 74 President