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Management & Public Administration Committee (MPAC)

Right-of-Way Acquisition 101 - 9/19/12 - Rock Salt

Date: September 19, 2012

Time: 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Rock Salt

Program Description

This program will focus on the overall process for right-of-way acquisition. With ever changing regulations and increasing audits of the right-of-way acquisition for public projects, it's important that projects follow the correct procedures throughout the process. Our local experts will discuss the basic dos and don'ts of right-of-way acquisition. This is a must see program for anyone who is dealing with right-of-way on a public project.

About our speakers:

Tom Boyd began his working life as an engineering draftsman in Vancouver, BC. Circumstances took him to Austin, Texas where he earned a Master’s degree in Community & Regional Planning from the University of Texas. He first encountered the right of way field in the 1980s while working as a commercial real estate appraiser. In the late 1990s he moved to the Pacific Northwest and briefly worked as a property acquisition agent for Snohomish County. In 2001 he joined WSDOT; in 2005 he was appointed Local Agency Coordinator providing guidance and oversight for the right of way component of federally funded transportation projects. He works with approximately 75 local governments throughout a six-county area to ensure compliance with federal regulations under the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act.

Regina Raichart is the owner of CERTIFIED Land Services. She has been working in the right of way field for almost 25 years. She is extremely familiar with state and federal regulations, given her 10 years of employment with WSDOT as the Negotiation/Title and LPA Unit Manager for the NW Region as well as the last 15 years in the private sector providing comprehensive right of way services for municipalities and agencies in western Washington. Regina is a proven innovator who is able to work within the requirements of funders while looking for opportunities to streamline, save money by shortening delivery timelines, and work collaboratively to ensure things are done right the first time. Policies and practices she developed while at WSDOT and also as the Real Estate Director for the I-405 Project have now become standard practices for WSDOT as well as al Local Agencies. FHWA has approved and incorporated her innovations into federal policies.

This training session may qualify for 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDHs). Participants are responsible for tracking their own PDHs.

Program and Registration Information (printable)

Cost: $32.00 (includes lunch)

Registration Deadline: September 14

Payment Due: September 14

Cancellation Policy: No cancellations after noon on September 14 ("no shows" that have not prepaid will be billed)

Lunch Choices:

  • Honey Chipotle Barbeque Pork Chops
  • Grilled Salmon Caesar
  • Three Cheese Ravioli (Vegetarian)


  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration
  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Service, Announcements
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Presentation and Q&A
  • 1:30 p.m. Adjourn


  • Contact Jesse Thomsen, Perteet Engineering, at (425) 252-7700 or for more information about the presentation.
  • Contact Holly Stewart, MRSC, for registration questions.
  • For late registration (after the online registration closes), email Setheny How, Cardno TEC,, or by phone, (206) 267-1400.

How to Register Online

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Registration Fee: $32.00

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