Robert Kleinburd was employed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for over 38 years, primarily in the areas of Right of Way and Environment, and he had permanent assignments in four FHWA Division Offices, as well as the Headquarters Office. Additionally, as a Division Right of Way Officer, he participated in all phases of Right of Way activity. As the Relocation Assistance Technical Specialist for the Delaware Department of Transportation Real Estate Section, he currently performs a wide variety of activities as assigned by the Director of Planning.
Mr. Kleinburd is a Certified Instructor for the National Highway Institute (NHI) and has been recognized as an NHI Instructor of Excellence. He has also taught a variety of training courses on an informal basis while acting as the FHWA representative in the various Division Offices throughout his career. In his position as an Environmental Program Coordinator at FHWA, Mr. Kleinburd has acquired a thorough and complete knowledge of the various environmental processes and issues that impact transportation programs.
Mr. Kleinburd received a B.A. degree in Geography from Villanova University. He is a Certified General Real Property Appraiser in the State of Delaware (X1-0000063), and a Continuing Education Instructor for licensed real estate appraisers (Instructor # 040510). In this capacity, he has developed two 7-hour courses, entitled Introduction to Partial Acquisition and Environmental Laws – Impacts on Property Values, and these courses have been approved in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
Robert Merryman, Senior Vice President of O. R. Colan Associates, is one of the most knowledgeable right-of-way professionals in the industry. He has more than 30 years of experience, and is recognized as one of the nation’s foremost authorities on land acquisition and relocation programs under the Uniform Act. He has been involved in the acquisition and relocation of thousands of parcels for numerous agencies.
Mr. Merryman has both developed and instructed a number of courses on the subject of relocation. He instructs the National Highway Institute (NHI) courses on Basic Relocation, Advanced Relocation, and Business Relocation. He is a co-author of NHI’s Introduction to Federal-Aid Right-of-Way Requirements for Local Public Agencies. He led a Retrospective Study of Business Relocation Payments and developed a videotape on Concepts in Comparable Replacement Housing. He is currently working on a Business Relocation Assistance Retrospective Study for FHWA.
Mr. Merryman received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri. He is a Certified Instructor for both the NHI and International Right-of-Way Association (IRWA), and is a licensed Real Estate Appraiser in Missouri. He serves on the Relocation Committee of the IRWA and has received the R/W-RAC certification from the IRWA. Mr. Merryman is also an associate member of the Appraisal Institute. Mr. Merryman was an NHI Instructor of Excellence for 2007 and 2009.
Who Should Attend?
This course is intended for those within local public agencies who are responsible for acquring right-of-way for federally-funded projects, as well as those responsible for oversight of LPAs, in addition to FHWA personnel, consultants, Federal and State staff and other interested parties.
Contact Hours: 12.0. For purposes of the VA DPOR continuing education requirements for Virginia Professional Engineer license holders this workshop earns 14.4 continuing education credits.
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