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Our Mission is to unite the efforts of members toward individual development.

To achieve our goals, we provide a Code of Ethics, Rules of Conduct, Education Courses, Seminars, Idea Forums, and a Program of Professional Development.


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Relax & Enjoy

Luncheons are great way to meet and speak with the Right of Way professionals within Chapter 27 Region.

Our Luncheons have Speakers or Special Guest talk about Current or Past Projects, Current Events and Special Topics within our Business Profession.


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Expand Your Mind

The IRWA has various courses which comprise a core curriculum and serve a variety of professional needs within seven basic disciplines.

The easiest way to register for a course for Chapter 27 is to click the EDUCATION tab and FIND A CLASS for the specific course you are seeking.
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  • President's Message

    Dear Chapter 27 Members:

    At the September 2017 luncheon the Board approved paying for up to four new member memberships if those new members volunteered to participate as first time committee chair/member, or as a board member. We already have had one taker, Robert Rosas, Sr. Right of Way Agent with the California High Speed Rail Authority, who will be Chapter 27's Relocation Committee chair.


    Further meeting the call for membership participation, Jeff Aldal, of Bender-Rosthenthal Inc. and Peggy Barnes, of Best Best and Kreiger have answered, and volunteered to serve on the Nominations and Elections Committee that is chaired by Gretchen Hildebrand of SMUD. Jeff and Peggy will add these responsibilities to their current roles of Education Chair and Legal Issues Chair respectively.


    Speaking of nominations and elections, it's never too early to start thinking about nominating those deserving members/co-workers and organizations that have contributed. Each year Chapter 27 gives awards for Professional, Member, and Employer of the year, if you wish to nominate a deserving person or employer please send your nomination to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Award winners will be announced at our annual Holiday luncheon, which will be held the Firehouse Restaurant on December 14, 2017. As an aside, watch for the Holiday luncheon announcement shortly after November's luncheon, and be sure to RSVP early as it always fills up, and is one of the ways the Chapter gives back to the membership each year.


    In the coming months, Chapter 27 will be offering Course 421 the Valuation of Partial Acquisitions (October 17th – 21st) and Course 100 Principles of Land Acquisition (tentatively in January). Each of these four day courses are great learning opportunities for new appraisers and right-of-way agents, or even as a refresher for more experienced people who are also looking for a refresher and may need Continuing Education Units for recertification.


    Effective July 1, IRWA Headquarters issues new Guidelines for Continuing Education Units for both Industry and Generalist Certifications. The below allocations now apply:


    1. IRWA coursework (including ethics - 8 CEUs) a minimum of 24 CEUs
    2. IRWA sponsored events (includes annual education conference, approved Chapter/Region Educational events) no limit or up to 48 CEUs
    3. Outside educational vendors (limited to a maximum of 24 CEUs).



    Linus A. Paulus

IRWA Chapter 27

Serving the Sacramento Region
Right of Way Profession since 1959!


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Thu Dec 14 @11:30AM - 01:00PM
Chapter 27 Holiday Luncheon - December 2017
Thu Nov 09 @10:30AM - 01:00PM
November 2017 CH 27 Luncheon


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