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

The CPPA Board of Directors and Conference Committee have been busy finalizing the 2010 Annual Conference Program.  Our "Partnerships in Parking" program has been really shaping up.  We have been working with IPI to bring IPI's "Parking Matters" program to California.  The "Parking Matters" program has been designed to explain to typically non-parking professionals how learning best practices, new technologies and innovative tactics can improve parking operations and boost profits. 

In other exciting news, CPPA recently got confirmation that Rosario Marin, Former 41st US Treasurer, will be our Keynote Speaker for our 27th Conference.  Ms. Marin will be discussing her experiences in public service.
Our tradeshow floor is almost sold out and we have been amazed at the enthusiasm and energy that has already been generated about the Conference and Tradeshow so, please try to join us at the Westin Hotel in Long Beach California, November 17-19th.   Please visit our website for Conference information

Middle Atlantic Parking Association

Middle Atlantic Parking Association Fall Conference
Oct 27, 2010
8:00 AM- 4:00 PM
University of Baltimore
For more information visit our website, or contact Dawn Newman, 410.9645724, email:

New England Parking Council

Save the date!  The New England Parking council will be holding our first annual Golf Outing on Tuesday, October 26th at Newton Commonwealth Golf Course in Newton, MA.    This is going to be a great day of golf, food, networking, and camaraderie - and NEPC members get a discounted rate of just $50!  Registration and sponsorship details to follow - Save the date!

Pacific Intermountain Parking and Transportation Association

Now that some time has passed since the 2010 Rocky Mountain Transportation and Parking Summit and the conference committee has had time to recover, it is time to reminisce.  In no uncertain terms, it was a success! The conference committee has continued to receive positive feedback from the attendees and exhibitors regarding many aspects of the conference including the venue.  The Boulder Marriott provided excellent service and all around great support for the needs of the conference and attendees. 

The success of the event would not have been made possible without the generous support of our sponsors. It is impossible to thank our sponsors enough for their contributions and partnerships in making the annual conference a success. 

Last but certainly not least, thank you to our conference partners, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Association for Commuter Transportation (RMACT).  PIPTA looks forward to continuing their partnership with the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT).

During the conference, the PIPTA Board of Directors took the opportunity to thank the exiting members, Greg Dempsey of Eastern Washington University, Max Clark of Capital City Development Corp in Boise and Casey Jones of Boise State University for their long term service and dedication in fostering the growth of the association.  Their involvement and the expertise they brought to the Board will be missed.

Also during the conference, the PIPTA Board had the pleasure of introducing their newest members Bridgette Brady of Washington State University, JC Porter of Boise State University and Michelle Rhoads (re-elected) of the Oregon Health and Science University.   The new members understand they have big shoes to fill and are ready for the challenge. 

The current PIPTA Board consists of members:

·     Josh Kavanagh, University of Washington - President

·     Bridgette Brady, Washington State University - Vice President

·     Keith Ehrensing, City of Portland - Treasurer

·     Laura Lierz, T2 Systems, Inc. - Secretary

·     John Shaheen, University of Washington -  Immediate Past President

·     Mark Curtis, Pacific Cascade Corporation

·     Anne Guest, Missoula Parking Commission

·     John Meek, Republic Parking NW Inc.

·     JC Porter, Boise State University

·     Michelle Rhoads, Oregon Health and Science University


Pennsylvania Parking Association

PPA's Annual Conference returns to State College! REGISTER NOW! At
September 29 - October 1, 2010
Nittany Lion Inn

Educational Sessions Include:
Magisterial District Judge, District Court 49-1-01, State College, Centre County (Carmine W. Prestia, Jr.)
Land Development Process & It's Unique Aspects Related to Parking Garages (Cheryl Love, ELA Group Inc.)
Parking Taxes as a Major Risk to the Parking Industry (Robert Zuritsky, Parkway Corporation)
An Education in Merchant Processing (Michael Mintz, AMG Payment Solutions)
Current Capital Project Financing Options: What are the financial options and legal requirements? (Michael D. Vind, Financial Solutions LLC & Ramiro M. Carbonell, Esq., Stevens & Lee)

First Observer Training, Transportation Security (As seen at IPI)

KEYNOTE: Mark Bodenschatz - Associate Athletic Director of Facilites and Operations, Penn State University

Plan to sponsor or exhibit - Cut off date 9/15/2010

Southwest Parking Association

The Southwest Parking Association's 9th Annual Conference & Trade Show is just around the corner.  Join us in Tucson, AZ at the Marriott Tucson Park on Sept 21-23 for education sessions, vendor tradeshow, First Observer training and front line training provided by Cindy Campbell.  For more information go to or contact Mike Delahanty at

Texas Parking Association

The Texas Parking Association is currently making plans for the 2010-2011 Roundtable and Networking Sessions. Liliana Rambo, CAPP, and her staff are in the midst of working out details for our next session. These series are a great opportunity for Universities, Municipalities, Airports and Hospital parking professionals to network free of charge plus equip themselves with additional educational material that is shared by industry professionals. Please check our website periodically as TPA will continue to hold these FREE sessions throughout the year so if you are not a member, please sign up so you can receive the email reminders. If you are interested in sponsoring an upcoming Roundtable and Networking Session or if you have suggestions on topics you would like to acquire more knowledge on, please forward that information to Liliana Rambo, CAPP at .

The next board meeting will be held October 19, 2010. The board will decide the date for upcoming 2011 Conference and Expo that will be held in Dallas, Texas. More information will be provided through our email blast so please make sure we have your information online.

Please visit our website to discover all the benefits and features we as an association can provide for you and your company. We also invite you to email us any presentations you would like to be presented at our next TPA Conference and Expo. Also forward any information such as articles, your business and industry news, accommodations, promotions plus job openings in Texas to or Also see recent job postings at




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