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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 - Chris Hall, MAI

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.

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Upcoming job opportunities with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)

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"NEWS" - Our Profession and Association

2nd Annual International Electric & Utility Symposium

Recent Energy Reform Bills, Utility Leadership Panel Discussion, Utility Rebuild Projects
Key Note Speaker, Charles Matthews
President of Utility Operations, Peoples Gas / North Shore Gas
IRWA Region 5 Spring Forum

April 28-29, 2017

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“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.


1. New Course Expiration for the Industry Certification Program - effective immediately, there will be a 10-year course expiration for RWP and SR/WA Certifications. For details and FAQs, please click here.

2. The requirement and recertification process for Industry & Generalist Certifications will not change for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Effective July 1, 2017, there will be tree recertification credit unit allocations. for details and FAQs, please click here.

2016 IRWA Education Conference in Nashville

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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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