IRWA’s strength is derived from the dedicated right of way professionals who serve on
International Committees, Councils and Communities of Practice. The Association credits their
participation, leadership and collaboration in advancing important industry initiatives.
The Annual Conference provides a unique opportunity for members to discuss topics, relevant
industry changes, trends and upcoming educational initiatives. The Industry Committees
focus on issues impacting the core segments associated with the right of way profession. They
include Electric & Utilities, Public Agencies, Oil & Gas Pipelines and Transportation. IRWA’s
Communities of Practice (CoPs) focus on issues related to our major industry disciplines,
including Asset Management, Environment, Relocation Assistance, Surveying & Engineering
and Valuation. IRWA's Service Committees focus on maintaining and improving quality
member value throughout the Association. They include Ethics, Credentialing and the
Partnership for Infrastructure Professional Education.
IRWA is also guided and supported by the leadership of its various councils. The International
Governing Council represents each of the 10 Regions working in conjunction with the
International Executive Committee and Headquarters staff. The Advisory Council is comprised
of Past International Presidents, and the International Relations Group focuses on building our
international presence. The Right of Way Consultants Council represents the industry’s service
companies who work to develop standardized practices. And supporting the Association’s
educational initiatives are the Right of Way International Education Foundation and the
Canadian Right of Way Education Foundation.
Encompassing All Aspects of the Profession