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 would like to announce that the theme of the 2011 conference is "A New Decade-Be Lean, Be Green, Be Connected".  The conference and tradeshow will take place at the Oakland Marriot November 2nd -November 4th.  For more details and information contact Yael Oved, Conference Coordinator at 818.581.1110 or visit the CPPA website at

Middle Atlantic Parking Association

The Middle Atlantic Parking Association Presents Customer Service Training and Team Building Monday, April 11, 2011
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM University of Baltimore
Speakers: Robert Milner, MS, CAPP & Kim Jackson, CAPP
Sponsors: Control Systems, Inc., Eastern Waterproofing & Restoration, Walker Parking Consultants
MAPA Parking & Ponies
Lunch & Learn
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Pimlico Race Track
Sponsor/Speaker: Andrew Wilson, CVM Engineers

MAPA Annual Golf Tournament
Benefiting the MAPA Scholarship Fund
June 17, 2011
Diamond Ridge Golf Club

Scholarship Deadline Approaching
MAPA Scholarship Application Deadline: May 15, 2011

For further details on Upcoming Events or the MAPA Scholarship Award visit the MAPA website:

New England Parking Council

The New England Parking Council held its 20th Annual Parking and Transportation Conference March 23rd & 24th at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge.  This may have been our best conference yet!  The Sonesta was a perfect venue - top shelf all the way.  John Nucci of Suffolk University gave an inspired keynote address about our conference theme, "Got Innovation?"  We stayed on topic for the rest of the conference:  The Vendor's Expo touted the latest and greatest innovations our industry has to offer, and we had two tracks of innovative and entertaining educational seminars.  A good time was reportedly had by all!  We couldn't have done it without the generosity of our sponsors:

ACS, a Xerox Company
Amano McGann
Becker Structural Engineers
Republic Parking System

IPS Group
PXT Payments

Complus Data Innovations
Federal APD
MacKay Meters

Raffle Prize:
Butts Ticket

Thank you to the Board for all their hard work: 
• President: Dan Kupferman,  CAPP, Parkeon
• Vice President:  Allen Corry, CAPP, Greenwich, CT
• Secretary:  PJ Cappadona, Boston College
• Treasurer:  Jon Frederick, Portsmouth, NH
• Directors:
• Gina Fiandaca, Boston, MA
• Brad Gerratt, Cambridge, MA
• Bruce Graubart, Graubart & Associates
• Brandy Stanley, Manchester, NH
• Jamie Groff, Butts Ticket

And welcome to our five new Board Members:

• Andy Hill, VPNE
• Matt Lazowski, Ultimate System Solutions
• Todd Neal, Becker Structural Engineers
• Frank Nagy, Republic Parking System
• William Wendt, UCONN

We also wish to congratulate our President, Dan Kupferman, on his election to IPI's Board of Directors, where he will join our Vice President, who is already sitting on the Board.  New England, you are well represented!

Parking Association of the Virginias

The  Parking Association of the Virginia's (PAV) Spring meeting has been set.

Friday, May 13, 2011
Downtown Richmond Marriott Hotel (500 East Broad Street)

Theme: Lighting Technology and Design

Keynote will be provided by Shawn Good, PE, LC, LEED,  Lighting Manager at Brinjac Engineering.
His presentation is titled: Lighting Technology and Design - A Balancing Act

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
Lebanon Country Club - Thursday, April 28, 2011

Join us for a morning of networking and educational sessions followed by some friendly golf after lunch!

REMINDER - Please visit to become a member today or renew your membership for the 2011 calendar year.