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IRWA Tennessee Chapter 32

 

Since its inception as a not-for-profit association in 1934, IRWA has united the efforts of its members toward professional development, improved service to employers and the public, and advancements within the right of way profession. IRWA is the unsurpassed source of right of way educational programs and professional services worldwide.

Billions of dollars are spent annually in the acquisition, management, and transfer of rights of way. With the technical skills required for proficiency in this complex activity, IRWA’s specialized education and training programs provide an essential foundation for right of way professionals around the world.

President’s Greeting

Welcome to the IRWA Tennessee Chapter Website. The Tennessee Chapter has some tremendous resources and links so feel free to look around and familiarize yourself with the people and opportunities available thru the IRWA.

We are coming off a tremendous year for our chapter having just hosted the IRWA National Convention at Opryland in June of 2016. This convention was one of the most successful and the credit goes to the members and associates who volunteered their time and efforts to make it a memorable event. 

Our educational offerings for the chapter have produced record numbers of participants not only on a state level but also at the national level. Chapter 32 was recognized as having the 4th largest classroom attendance in all of the IRWA. This was accomplished through the hard work and effort of Bill Medley, our Education Chairman, as well as many others who work with Bill. We plan to continue this into the coming year and hope to produce many other designated members in addition to those who received their designations within this past year.

I want to also take the opportunity to share a little information about myself and let everyone know that I will do everything as the current President of the chapter to keep this train rolling and continue the trend forward from all of the hard work that those before me have put into the chapter. My name is Chris Hall and am an independent fee appraiser from Brentwood, TN. I received my MAI designation in July of this year after having been mentored many years by my father Norman Hall, MAI, SRA, SR/WA. I have only been a member of the IRWA Chapter 32 for a few years, but the strong leadership of those before me has helped in serving as Treasurer, Vice President and now President. I am a native Nashvillian and attended college at Memphis State University now known as University of Memphis. I have been appraising since 1991 and am a member of the Appraisal Institute and the IRWA. I am married to Wendy Hall and we have two sons Barrett (17) and Blake (14).

I look forward to serving as your president in the upcoming year. Please know that my door will always be open to hear suggestions and recommendations as to how we can grow and build this chapter.

“Instruction does much, but encouragement everything.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This quote from 1768 still applies today. Let’s remember to encourage those around us, our family, co-workers, and peers. Make a positive difference in someone’s life every day.

Chris Hall, MAI

President Chapter 32

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"NEWS" - Our Profession and Association

“The Little Chapter that could”

This year our chapter had the best attendance in all my years as the Education Chair and Professional Development Chair.    We will wind up after the November 3rd class in Memphis with over 300+ attendees in our 11  presentations.  We also pinned 3 new SR/WA Designations. This picture represents the hard work put in by (left to right)  Kenneth D. Williams with TDOT Workforce Development, Paul Degges, TDOT Chief Engineer and Assistant Commissioner and the me representing the Chapter’s Education Committee.   Tim Drennen at HQ  reported we had the 4th largest classroom attendance in all of the IR/WA.     I am so proud of our membership, chapter leadership and our local public agency partners for making this happen.   With our success at the 67th Annual Education Conference and the additional 20+ candidacy applications for certification,  we will continue to lead right of way in Tennessee, Regionally and Internationally.

 

C800 - Principles of Real Estate Law - Attendees

2016 IRWA Education Conference in Nashville

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2016 Installation Banquet

2016 Officer installed by Bill Medley

IRWA Chapter 32 - 2016 President

Chris Hall with father 1975 President Norman Hall

J. Dan Gill IRWA Chapter 32
Lifetime Achievement Award

Longtime Chapter 32 member, J. Dan Gill, SR/WA, was bestowed with the chapter’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Officer Installation and Awards Banquet held on June 23th in Nashville.

Jenni Krinner IRWA Chapter 32
Professional of the Year Award

Jenni Krinner has served the Tennessee Chapter of the International Right of Way Association in many ways including President and Director. She also serves Region 6 on the Internation Nomination and Election Committee.

 
 

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