IRWA Chief Executive officer
We celebrate IRWA’s new International President, Mr. Jeff Jones, SR/WA, on our cover and inside on pages 18-21. A longtime education advocate, President Jones promises to maintain our purpose to improve peoples’ quality of life through
infrastructure development, while building on our learner-centered, standards-based instructor development program. For
Jeff, it’s all about building member value.
We also highlight IRWA’s 64th Annual Education Conference, held this June in Edmonton, AB beginning on page 28. This
year’s event, hosted by Edmonton Chapter 62 and chaired by IRWA leaders Brian Taylor, SR/WA, Koby Godwin, SR/WA,
and Lauralee Harrison, SR/WA, welcomed over 800 participants to a great city and conference center. From the Opening
Ceremonies to the Closing Gala, IRWA members and guests enjoyed a series of informative education sessions, networking
events, Award Ceremonies and International Luncheons, fundraisers for our foundations and a not-so-subtle reminder that
IRWA represents a body of knowledge and experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
If you were able to join us in Edmonton, this issue is a pleasant reminder of a productive and fun series of events. And if you
weren’t able to attend this year’s Conference, inside is a front row seat to all that transpired.
In This Issue...
Mark Rieck at Annual Conference with Past President Jerry Colburn, SR/WA, and General Counsel Brad Kuhn, Esq.