About IRWA Region 7

Connecting, Educating and Serving Right-of-Way professionals from the Great States of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Region 7 Chapters:

 

ALASKA

Sourdough Chapter 49
ArcticTrails Chapter 71

IDAHO

Snake River Chapter 64

MONTANA

Big Sky Chapter 45

OREGON

Beaver State Chapter 3

WASHINGTON

Puget Sound Chapter 4

Inland Empire Chapter 19

Historical Perspective – Region 7 “Gem of the Northwest”

Courtesy – Wayne Kennedy

As of the year 1961-62, there were only 5 Regions containing 38 States, Region 1 encompassed the following States: California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Utah and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta end Saskatchewan.

As of the year 1962-63, Region 7 was established containing the States of Oregon Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska (even though there was not yet a Chapter in Alaska), plus the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. At that time Region 7 had a Region Chair by the name of J. Arnold Cobley who worked for the Washington Department of Highways. I could not determine a Vice Chair.

Region 8 was proposed in the year 1963-64 and established in the year 1964-65. It included all provinces in Canada. Region 9 was established in the year 1973-74 and subsequent to the Region 7 Chair for the year 1962-63, the following Region 7 Chairs and Vice Chairs -were elected

1963-64: Chair, J. Arnold Colbey & V. Chair, John V. Mulcahy

1964-65: Chair, John V. Mulcahy & V. Chair, (could not determine)

1965-66: Chair, John V. Mulcahy & V. Chair, (could not determine)

1966-67: Chair, John V. Mulcahy & V. Chair, Donald A. Wilcox

1967-68: Chair, Donald A. Wilcox & V. Chair, Chris J. Loutsis

1968-69: Chair, Donald A- Wilcox & V. Chair, Chris J. Loutsis

1969-70: Chair, Chris J. Loutis & V. Chair, Robert S. Newell

1970-71: Chair, Chris J, Loutis & V. Chair, Robert S. Newell

1971-72: Chair, Robert S. Newell & V. Chair, Richard F. Everett

1972-73: Chair, Robert S. Newell & V. Chair, P. J. Sullivan

Region 9 was established in June of 1973.

1973-74: Chair, Robert S. Newell & V. Chair, P. J. Sullivan
1974-75: Chair, P. J. Sullivan & V. Chair, Fred R- Ketron SR/WA

Region 10 was established in June of 1975, at which time Region 7 was shown to contain the States of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. Therefore, from this point on the Regions as we know them today were constituted.

75-76: Fred R- Ketron, SR/WA & V. Chair, Edwin M. Whiting, SR/WA
76-77: Fred R. Ketron, SR/WA & V. Chair, Edwin M. Whiting, SR/WA
77-78: Keith L. Densley, SR/WA & V, Chair (could not determine)
78-79: Edwin M. Whiting, SR/WA & V. Chair, John E. Day, SR/WA
79-80: John E- Day, SR/WA & V. Chair, Keith L. Densley, SR/WA
80-81: John E- Day, SR/WA & V. Chair, Keith L. Dewley, SR/WA

‘82-’83 *Keith L. Densley, SR/WA, Chapter 4
‘83-’85 *John Benson, SR/WA, Chapter 45
‘85-’86 *John Berkowitz, SR/WA, Chapter 4
‘86-’88 Robert Mohr, SR/WA, Chapter 19
‘88-’90 Susan M. Serdahl, SR/WA, Chapter 4
‘90-’91 Betsy A. Tarrant, SR/WA, Chapter 45
‘91-’93 Reed Lommen, Chapter 19
‘93-’95 Diane DeRoux, SR/WA, Chapter 59
‘95-’97 Bernard W. Lea, SR/WA, Chapter 45
‘97-’99 Linda Streissguth, SR/WA, Chapter 4
‘99-’01 Barbara Meekins, SR/WA, Chapter 49
‘01-’03 Leslie Benckendorf, SR/WA, Chapter 3
’03-’05 Stephen E. Hagen, SR/WA, Chapter 4
’05 Faith Roland, SR/WA, Chapter 4
’05-’07 Julie Cope, SR/WA, Chapter 19
’07-’09 James Price, SR/WA, Chapter 4
’09-’11 Fred Walasavage, Chapter 3
’11-’13 Pat Thayer, SR/WA, Chapter 71
’13-’15 Kerri Wittman, SR/WA, Chapter 4
’15-’17 Brad Thomas, SR/WA, Chapter 4