International Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award


2016 - Cynde Barker, SR/WA, RW/NAC and Ron Barker, SR/WA were honored by the Chapter being presented with IRWA Life Membership for their continued and unwavering dedication to Chapter 10. Congratulations Cynde and Ron!


2017 – International Lifetime Achievement Award, which is periodically bestowed by IRWA’s International Executive Committee (IEC). This special recognition is reserved for those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the right of way profession and the Association during their lifetime. The 2016 recipient is Ronald R Barker, SR/WA and Cynde Barker, SR/WA, R/W-NAC (Chapter 10, Region 5).

2014 - Chapter 10 presented William L. Wermund, SR/WA with a Lifetime Membership the award was presented by Ron Barker, SR/WA.


William L. Wermund, SR/WA was presented the Lifetime Membership Award for his unparalleled leadership, professional dedication and selfless acts of time and personal contributions resulting in the continued success of Indiana Chapter 10 over his 40+ years of membership in IRWA.


Balfour Award

Congratulations to Cynde Barker, SR/WA, RW/NAC on receiving a special award from Chapter 10 commemorating her winning the 2015 IRWA Balfour Award


Cynde Barker, SR/WA, R/W-NAC presented Wayne C. Larsen, SR/WA with the 2015 Frank C. Balfour Professional of the Year Award


International Project of the Year


Dawn Haecker with INDOT accepts the Project of the Year Award from Int. President Lisa Harrison, SR/WA


The International Right of Way Association (IRWA) announced that its

2013 Project of the Year was awarded to the Indiana Department of

Transportation (INDOT) for its role in acquiring land rights and clearing

the way for construction of the Louisville-­‐Southern Indiana Ohio River

Bridges Project. Spanning two states, this $2.6 billion major improvement

project requires constructing two new bridges over the Ohio River.


IRWA’s Project of the Year Competition was instituted to showcase the

role of right of way professionals in bringing leadership proficiency and

innovative cost-­‐saving measures to the infrastructure projects they



INDOT’s Real Estate Division assembled highly specialized teams to oversee the appraisal, acquisition and relocations needed for the Indiana roadway approaches to the Ohio River Bridges. The Bridges Project includes the East End Crossing, which involves a new bridge across the Ohio River and roadway to connect Clark County, Indiana, and Jefferson County, Kentucky, and the Downtown Crossing designed to expand the capacity of I-­‐65 across the Ohio River into downtown Louisville. Despite a compressed schedule, INDOT’s right of way acquisition was completed ahead of schedule and $18.8 million under budget.


Please join us for four great presentations by the leaders in making the Ohio River Bridges Project an overwhelming success!!!


International Newsletter of the Year Award

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