State of the States

If your state or regional parking association is not represented here please send your State of the State Digest items to IPI's Membership Director, Mark Gedris at

California Public Parking Association

CPPA retains a lobbyist to monitor measures at the legislature that may affect public parking agencies throughout the state.  Currently the CPPA lobbyist is monitoring over 20 legislative bills on behalf of the association.  These bills range from issues of:

1.       Confidential home addresses,

2.       Off-street parking for electric vehicles

3.       Vehicle rental contracts to titling and registration requirements. 

CPPA is one of  the only statewide associations that employees a lobbyist to monitor upcoming legislation.  As a CPPA member, it is a great asset to have organizational representation at such a high level in the state government and have our 'voices heard' as a state association.   CPPA asks our  membership for input on upcoming, tentative, and suggested legislation.

Pacific Intermountain Parking Transportation Association

The Pacific Intermountain Parking Transportation Association and the Association for Commuter Transportation - Cascade Chapter have annouced their partnership hosting "The Moving Forward Conference" in Vancouver, Washington, July 17-19. This is the second year of collaboration in the annual conference, and its committeemembers are confident that this partnership will be as successful and exciting as the last.

The joint regional conference will provide an economical option for transportation and parking professionals seeking to learn from their respective peers while "cross-training" in both disciplines. The conference offerings will include a robust selection of technical sessions, networking opportunities, customer service training sessions, keynote addresses from industry experts and exciting group activities showcasing what the Vancouver area has to offer. 

Let's focus on remaining positive as we apply innovation and creativity to move through the challenges of the current economic and political environments. We invite you to move forward, to look forward, from this day forward at the "The Moving Forward Conference" at the Vancouver Hilton in Vancouver, Washington on July 17th-19th.


Parking Association of the Virginias

The  Parking Association of the Virginia's (PAV) Spring meeting will be held Friday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Downtown Richmond Marriott Hotel, 500 East Broad Street. We'll discuss lighting technology and design and enjoy a keynote presentation from Shawn Good, PE, LC, LEED, lighting manager, Brinjac Engineering.

We will have a panel discussion focusing on various perspectives of lighting including maintenance, energy efficiency, security, etc. Our panel includes parking and energy experts:
Carl Beckelheimer, Energy Engineer, Virginia Commonwealth University
Armando De Leon, Sustinability Programs Manager, University of Virginia
Shawn Good, PE, LC, LEED, Lighting Manager, Brinjac Engineering
Deborah Ann Shipe, Parking Manager, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Paul Walker, Parking & Transportation Manager, Virginia Commonwealth University

We will also have a tour of a close-by garage that has new lighting technology built in.

The price is $25 for PAV members, $40 for non-members.

Sponsorships are available for $400.

All the information is on the PAV web site,

Pennsylvania Parking Association

PPA's 2nd Annual Spring Training Event will be held at theLebanon Country Club on  Thursday, April 28.Join us for a morning of networking and educational sessions followed by some friendly golf after lunch!
Visit to become a member today or renew your membership for the 2011 calendar year.

Southwest Parking Association

SWPA 2011 Conference Update
The Southwest Parking Association will be holding its 10th Annual Conference September 20-21 at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.
•       Sponsorship & Exhibitor questions? Nathan Donnell or 602.463.0335
•       Would you like to be a presenter at this year's conference? Albert Gonzalez or 480.727.1604