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, T.J. Cantwell at

 Florida Parking Association

The University of Central Florida hosted Florida Parking Association's 3rd Annual Educational Seminar at the Fairwinds Alumni Center.  UCF Parking & Transportation had ambassadors strategically located to provide guidance for parking, directions, and assistance during the seminar.  Shuttles from local hotels to the seminar for overnight attendees, and a guided bus tour of the UCF Campus were added bonuses provided by the university.   FPA appreciates the university's contribution to the success of this seminar!

The annual one-day Educational Seminar, provided at no charge to members, featured presentations from industry experts:

        Event Management - Case Studies of planning, move-in, way-finding, customer service, cash/on-line pay and multi-day events presented by Sean Samuels, Parking Facilities Manager for the City of West Palm Beach.

        Parking Enforcement - Planning, evaluation & effective implementation of program; evolvement of programs; and how to get to 'ambassadorial' approach presented by Roamy Valera, VP of SP Plus Municipal Services for Standard Parking.  

        Customer Service - The Fred Factor, 4 basic principals to bring fresh energy & creativity to work & life presented by Beth Scheitzach, Manager of Training  & Development at the University of Central Florida.

        Parking Leadership - An Introduction - The Parking Industry; The Parking Professional; Principles of Leadership; and Steps to Becoming a Leader presented by Tom Szubka, Operations Superintendent for the City of Tampa Parking Division.

 Attended by FPA members throughout the State, the seminar provides members additional educational benefits and an opportunity to meet other parking professionals. 

The Carol Easterling Scholarship, established in memory of Carol's contribution to FPA and the parking industry, has been re-developed to encourage additional participation by members to honor front-line staff.  Three Awards will be made to a member from North, Central & South Florida.   The instructions and application will be posted on   

 The 2011 Annual Florida Parking Conference & Tradeshow will be held December 7 - 9, 2011, at the Sanibel Resort & Spa.   All information will be posted shortly on the website; registration will begin in September.  Mark your calendars!  A great program is being planned with the theme "Charting the Course" including a 'treasure hunt' during the event. 

 Carolinas Parking Association

Save the Date! - October 26 - 28, 2011

Carolinas Parking Association will be hosting its 2011 Fall Conference and Expo in beautiful Wilmington, NC.  Visit our website at for more detail. 


Mid Atlantic Parking Association

Middle Atlantic Parking Association confrence is October 26, 2001 at teh University of Baltimore. For more information and to register contact Dawn Newman at or go to