Lisa Barnes, Vice President of Training and Development of O. R. Colan Associates, has more than 20 years of experience in the area of right-of-way and has led the training division of ORC since 2005. She led the teams involved in several NHI course developments and major updates including NHI Course 141029 Basic Relocation, NHI Course 141030 Advanced Relocation, NHI Course 141031 Business Relocation, and NHI Course 141050 Introduction to Federal-Aid Right-of-Way Requirements for Local Public Agencies. She also instructs these courses. Ms. Barnes is a Certified Instructor for NHI and was recognized as an NHI Instructor of Excellence for 2009. She has been a Certified IRWA Instructor since 1995 and is approved to teach all IRWA relocation courses. Ms. Barnes served on an IRWA task force that developed and presented nationwide seminars related to the 2005 revisions to the Uniform Act regulations at 49 CFR Part 24.
Ms. Barnes is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Florida State University with a B.A. degree in English. She is Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker and Licensed Florida Real Estate Instructor. She previously served as the Chair of the IRWA International Relocation Committee and received the SR/WA designation and R/W-RAC certification from the IRWA. Ms. Barnes served as a Judge for FHWA’s Excellence in Right-of-Way Awards in 2010.
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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8:00 am: Registration and Continental breakfast (provided)
8:15 am: Introduction
9:00 am: Introduction to the Uniform Act and Other Federal Laws
11:00 am: Project Delivery and Administrative Matters
12:00 Noon: Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm: Project Delivery and Administrative Matters (cont'd)
2:30 pm: Valuation
4:30 pm: Adjourn
8:00 am: Continental breakfast (provided)
8:15 am: Valuatoin (cont'd)
9:00 am: Acquisition and Negotiation
12:00 Noon: Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm: Relocation Assistance
3:00 pm: Property Management
4:00 pm: Exam
4:30 pm: Adjourn