Sourdough Chapter 49 – Anchorage and South Central Alaska

The International Right of Way Association welcomes applicants to apply for a Right of Way Scholarship

Education and Events


504 Computing Replacement Housing Payments

February 24, 2020

This course is designed for participants with thorough knowledge and experience implementing the Uniform Act. Realistic and complex situations are used as if the participants have been assigned to a small project requiring the relocation of the occupants of twelve (12) residential properties. The household surveys have been conducted and a copy of each interview sheet is contained in the materials provided. The participants act as the individuals assigned to compute the replacement housing payments on behalf of the Agency. Participants should have the knowledge to calculate basic payments, as group discussions and exercises maximizing practical application of the cases studies will be the emphasis of this course.

February 24-25, 2020


Required Materials:

  • Replacement Housing Payments for 90-day occupants
  • The importance of collecting the pertinent information at the interview stage
  • Aliens not lawfully present
  • Replacement Housing Payments for less than 90-day
  • Replacement Housing Payments for 180-day owneroccupants
  • Legal reference – The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (Public Law 91-646) as amended
  • Regulatory Reference 49CFR part 24

505 Advanced Residential Relocation

February 26, 2020

This course requires a thorough understanding of the relocation process. This course begins with an awareness exam; then, in case-study format, covers residential relocation issues. There is a detailed analysis of each case study so that participants understand the lead agency’s theory behind its interpretation of the situation. Facts are applied in order to simulate a relocation that is consistent with the intent of the Uniform Act.

Course 505: Advanced Residential Relocation Assistance February 26, 2020 – Anchorage, AK

Brochure – 505 – Ch 49


506 Advanced Business Relocation

February 27, 2020

This course begins with a pre-assessment of the participants’ knowledge, followed by case study analysis of complex business relocation issues which require a thorough understanding of the relocation process and the Uniform Act. A detailed analysis of each case study is provided so participants understand the lead agency’s theory behind its interpretation of the situation. Facts are applied in order to simulate a relocation that is consistent with the intent of the Uniform Act.

Course 506: Advanced Business Relocation Assistance February 27-28, 2020
Anchorage, AK

Brochure – 506

Course Tuition Includes:

Participant Manual Federal Register

This course is designed for experienced right of way practitioners who are in the field of relocation assistance.


  • Loss of Tangible Personal Property
  • Substitute Personal Property
  • Re-Establishment Expenses
  • Owner Related Expenses
  • Advanced Business Relocation Theory
  • Adapting Utilities to Machinery and Equipment
  • Fixed Payments

Membership Meeting and Luncheon

March 18, 2020


Project Management for the Right of Way & Permitting Professional

March 31, 2020

Municipality of Anchorage Public Works, Permit and Development Center 4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Instructor Dan Beardsley, SR/WA, Esq.

Who Should Attend: People who want to enhance their Project Management skills, those involved in Project Acquisition or Permitting, and anyone wanting a better understanding of Project Management.

Flier and Application for Seminar 2020-03-31

How to Register: Submit Registration Form and Payment to:

Kathryn Schreckenghost, (907) 646-5169,

Cost: IRWA Members: $295; Non-Members: $355
With $50 off for each additional person from the same company. Includes a light breakfast, and lunch

Bonus: Registrants will receive a copy of “Project Management for Dummies”


This is Dan Beardsley’s updated Project Management Seminar! He draws upon many years of experience as former head of Right of Way Departments at DOT&PF and Electric Power Systems, and managing Acquisition and Permitting for both large and small linear and site projects. He is a former IRWA International President and is an excellent speaker, mixing appropriate amounts of levity with serious content. Dan has written IRWA courses and taught classes for decades. Participants will review a sample project scope of work, identify the tasks and project milestones required to accomplish the work, develop a project schedule and identify the impacts of resource availability on the delivery of the work products.


Membership Meeting and Luncheon

April 15, 2020


SR/WA Study Session

April 22, 2020


20/20 Vision Scholarship

May 1, 2020

The International Right of Way Association welcomes applicants to apply for a Right of Way Scholarship. Applicants must be an IRWA member in good standing for at least one year and must be committed to achieving the RWA and/or RWP credential. Scholarship funding can only be used towards the registration fee for eligible courses. Courses must be completed by June 30, 2023. Previous 40 for 40 Scholarship winners are not eligible. The RWIEF will fund the scholarship program for three years and provide up to $92,500.

Applications may be submitted to the IRWA website beginning January 15, 2020. The deadline for the application is May 1, 2020. Grantees will be notified by June 1, 2020 and the award will begin on July 1, 2020.

2020 Vision Scholarship RWIEF


700 Introduction to Property & Asset Management

May 18, 2020

This course addresses all major aspects of property and asset management. Participants will learn how to establish a cost- effective management plan that increases profitability, conserves resources and reduces risk exposure for properties managed.

May 18-19, 2020 – Anchorage, AK

Brochure – 700


  • Establish, classify, and maintain a property inventory
  • Develop simplified management policies andprocedures
  • Identify and evaluate risks, hazards and liabilities
  • Establish ownership monitoring schedules to controlencroachments and other unauthorized uses
  • Decide if property should be leased, sold or held
  • Recognize advantages and pitfalls of joint useagreements
  • Effectively repair and maintain improved properties
  • Profitably dispose of excess lands or property rights

Membership Meeting and Luncheon

May 20, 2020


703 Real Property Asset Management

May 20, 2020

This intensive course is designed to teach participants the necessary skills and knowledge to introduce and implement an asset management program within an organization. Asset management is the comprehensively planned management of a diverse portfolio of real estate for the optimum use of available assets. Participants will explore the comprehensively planned management of a diverse portfolio of real estate for the optimum use of available assets.

Brochure – 703

May 20, 2020

Course Level: Intermediate


  • Definition of asset management
  • Aspects, considerations and goals of assetmanagement
  • Prerequisites of successful asset management
  • Identifying need for asset management
  • Establishing an asset management program
  • Steps and team formation
  • Implementation of asset management programs
  • Strategies and computer assistance options

Membership Meeting and Luncheon

August 19, 2020


Membership Meeting and Luncheon

September 16, 2020


Membership Meeting and Luncheon

October 21, 2020


Membership Meeting and Luncheon

November 18, 2020

Current Officers and Committee Chairs

President & International Director Kathryn Schreckenghost, SR/WA 646-5169

International Director Danika Simpson 269-0687

Vice-President Sterling Lopez 269-0698

Treasurer Claire Mueller, SR/WA 562-2000

Secretary Mychael Alfaro, SR/WA

Education Co-Chair Brittany Nuxall 269-0348

Education Co-Chair Deanna Kilburn, SR/WA, 562-2000

Communications & Outreach Chair Paula Brault, SR/WA, 644-2111

Nominations & Elections – Tom Kretzschmar, 644-2029

Professional Development – Fred Mortimer, AICP, SR/WA, 646-5128

Professional Development Vice Chair
Bonnie Bailey, SR/WA, 696-2163

Membership Chair
Karen Keesecker, SR/WA, 762-4726

Website Manager
Timothy A. Trawver, SR/WA 346-2019

Immediate Past President Danika Simpson 269-0687

Picnic/Winter Party Coordinator Steve Schmitt, PLS, SR/WA 343-8366

Programs Chair Timothy Mullikin

Alan C. Trawver, SR/WA 346-2433