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July 3, 2012 - Vol 4, Issue 14
In This Issue
Outstanding Volunteers Receive Chairman's Award
Who's Who in Parking Membership Directory
Next IPI Webinar on Durbin Amendment
The Parking Professional Photo Contest is Now Open!
July The Parking Professional: Awards and Movies
Online ShopTalk: Managing Parking in Cities and Muncipalities
New RFPs Posted
New Posts on the Parking Matters® Blog
New Jobs Posted
Industry Headlines - From IPI's Social Media
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Outstanding Volunteers Receive Chairman's Award

Each year, the IPI Chair has the honor of recognizing the outstanding volunteers who selflessly serve IPI in numerous capacities to better the organization, the industry and other parking professionals. This year's honorees are Wanda Brown, assistant manger of parking and transportation at the University of California Davis Medical Center and Roamy Valera, vice president and regional manager at SP Plus Municipal Services.


Wanda always has the best interests of IPI members in mind, and has volunteered at all levels for IPI, including on the Advisory Committee, as co-chair of the Membership Commitee and serving as the hospital/medical center representative on the IPI Board of Directors. She has given countless hours to IPI while studying for her master's degree and supervising the addition of a new multi-million dollar parking garage.


valeracropRoamy Valera has served on countless IPI committees over the years. He's a longtime member of the IPI Advisory Council and currently serves on the Professional Development Committee and the CAPP Committee. He has spoken on behalf of the parking industry before government officials and key decision-makers and often at state and regional meetings across the country. He was also an integral part in launching IPI's On-Demand Learning program and helped plan IPI's first Latin Parking Conference.


Congratulations to Wanda and Roamy!


Who's Who in Parking Membership Directory Updated
Looking for a peer to ask a question? Need to find a company to assist you with a problem? Or did you make a new friend at the 2012 IPI Conference and Expo and want to continue the conversation? Good news! The 2012 IPI Who's Who in Parking Membership Directory is now available. Members can log on to the members only section of the IPI website and download the PDF directory today. 

Do You Know if the Recent Changes in Debit Card Processing are Good or Bad for Your Operation?

IPI Webinar: A Deeper Dive into What the Durbin Amendment Means for Parking


The recent implementation of the Durbin Amendment has affected debit-accepting businesses in various ways. Some IPI members will benefit from the Durbin Amendment changes and some will not.  Will it change the way you do business? What will it do to your monthly credit card processing costs? In our July webinar, Michael Mintz, MCM Sales and Consulting, LLC and AMG Payment Solutions' parking industry consultant, will provide you with detailed information about the Durbin Amendment and what parking professionals need to know about it. Don't miss this chance to get the inside scoop on this important change to debit regulations.


Instructor: Michael Mintz, Advisory Consultant, AMG Payment Solutions


Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EDT/11:00 a.m. PDT (60 minutes)

$35.00 for IPI Members; $50.00 for Non-Members


For more information and to register


The Parking Professional Photo Contest is Now Open!


Think a parking garage can be a thing of beauty? Have a co-worker with a winning smile all day long? Grab your camera (or even your phone) and get snapping--it's the first The Parking Professional Photo Contest! We've even got fabulous prizes!  

Entering is easy: Upload your photos in any of our six categories:


  • Beautiful
  • Funny
  • People in Parking
  • Structure/Lot
  • Nature
  • Most Offbeat of Unusual


All photos will be entered into our Best in Show category as well. Winning photographers in each category will see their photos published in an upcoming issue of the award-winning The Parking Professional magazine and receive highly stylish and coveted Parking Matters® shirts. The Best in Show winner's photo will be published on an upcoming The Parking Professional cover, and the photographer will receive a free registration to the 2013 IPI Conference & Expo in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.


Hit us with your best shots! Visit for details and to enter. Good luck!


July The Parking Professional: Awards and Movies

The July issue of The Parking Professional has been mailed. Be sure to read it to see the list of impressive Awards of Excellence and Professional Recognition award winners as well as seeing how profitable and much fun it can be to have movies filmed on your lots or garages. Features in this issue include: 


Shining ExamplesJuly TPP cover

2012 Awards of Excellence recognize architectural ingenuity, sustainability, and operational innovation.


Leading the Way

The 2012 IPI Professional Recognition Awards.


Form and Function

New York City's newest bike racks recycle old meter posts in a beautiful design.


A Star is Born

Renting out parking facilities for movie and T.V. filming can be lucrative and fun.


What She Said

A Ph.D. candidate studies women in university transportation for her dissertation.


Setting Priorities

Parking structure assessment and putting repairs in order.


To advertise in the award-winning The Parking Professional, contact Bonnie Watts at 540.371.7535.


Online ShopTalk: Managing Parking in Cities and Muncipalities

The July Online ShopTalk virtual roundtable provides an opportunity for IPI members working for public institutions, cities, and municipalities to share ideas and best practices on managing parking. Participants will share their problems and solutions and learn how their peers are successfully addressing parking concerns. The contact information of all participants will be sent to registrants following the call to allow for further offline networking.


The Online ShopTalk will be a free-form discussion led by Allen Corry, CAPP, parking services director at the Town of Greenwich, Connecticut.


IPI ShopTalks are provided at no charge to IPI members*.


Thursday, July 26 at 1:00 p.m. EDT/ 10:00 a.m. PDT (60 minutes)

*If you want to participate, make sure to join IPI and receive all the benefits.

Miss an Online ShopTalk? Contact T.J. Cantwell to request access to the recordings.

New RFPs Posted on IPI's RFP Portal

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These are the latest parking RFPs available at the IPI RFP Portal. Access to complete RFP details is a benefit of IPI membership.



City of Billings, Mont.

For: Design/Builder Services


University of Nebraska-Lincoln
For: Development of a Mixed-Use University Parking Facility


City of Bellevue, Wash.
For: Parking Lot Seal Coating & Striping


Eugene and Springfield, Ore.
For: Bike Parking Study Consultant


Texas A& M University-Commerce
For: Parking Lot Construction Services


Texas Education Agency
For: Accessible Parking Public Awareness Campaign


Do you have an RFP you would like to have promoted? IPI provides this forum for parking organizations to post their RFPs at no charge. For more information, contact Henry Wallmeyer at 40.371.7535.


*Not an IPI member, but want access to the RFPs? Join Now!


New Posts on the Parking Matters® Blog

PM blog logoThe Parking Matters® Blog is a new platform for parking and transportation professionals to share ideas, voice opinions, inspire, enlighten, educate, and inform. Visit the blog to see the latest posts and subscribe to receive new posts in your inbox. See what you have been missing.


Hitting Our Stride by Casey Jones, CAPP


The Importance of a Good Industry Education by Brett Wood, P.E.


So Much to Learn! by L. Dennis Burns, CAPP


The EEB and Parking by Rachel Yoka


Parking Hits Close to Home by Frank L. Giles


New Jobs Posted

IPI Career HQHave a job to post? Reach thousands of parking professionals at Looking for a job in the parking industry? View our latest listings.


Parking Compliance Aide - City of Hyattsville, MD


Director, Parking and Transportation Services - Cleveland State University


Director of Parking Operations - Lancaster Parking Authority


Branch Manager - ABM Parking Services


View more job listings  

Industry Headlines From IPI's Social Media
Did you know that IPI provides an easy way to follow the latest news and trends in the parking and transportation industry? Just join us on Twitter, FacebookLinkedIn and the Parking Matters® Blog. IPI staff regularly post information that is important to parking professionals. Here are just a few examples of the stories you may have missed:


Can a Parking Lot be 'Excellent'? You Betcha via @AtlanticCities


Autoblog on parking and IPI survey


How not to exit a parking garage video


@Ford Inches Toward Autonomous Cars, Helps the Parking-Challenged via @WiredAutopia


RT @About_Transport: Looking Back at Indianapolis' Parking Meter Lease, One Year Later.


A #Parking Garage Plays Canvas In Colorado (PHOTOS)


RT @parkingcouncil: Well that's taking green parking to a different level! (Photo via


Smart ebike: mobility on two wheels


Montreal parking meters: there's an app for that


City reminds midtown visitors about $2 parking -helping residents find parking through marketing effort