Elves, Volunteers and Santa 365

When I say 365, I’m not referring to days in the year. I’m talking about the approximate number of parking professionals who chose to volunteer and share their energy and expertise with the International Parking Institute, affiliates, or allied state and regional parking associations during the past 12 months.

Behind every successful IPI program, there are numerous “elves” oiling the machine, delivering the goods, and doing so with bells on!

This is very top of mind because I just re-read my advance copy of the 2013 IPI Year in Review which will accompany your January issue of The Parking Professional. As the year comes to a close, it’s a satisfying exercise to recap highlights of the past twelve months and see how much we accomplished. As, IPI Chair Liliana Rambo, CAPP, coined it: “A stellar year – thanks to so many.”

We were fortunate to have many talented individuals make such a positive difference by working on a committee, writing an article for The Parking Professional or the Parking Matters® Blogbeing the elvebehind the 2013 IPIConference & Expo, participating in webinars, sharing ideas during ShopTalks,and contributing in countless other ways to advance the parking profession.

This season, we hear a great deal about spirit and generosity, but I have found this to be an industry where those attributes are year round in abundance. On behalf of all of us at IPI, our deepest gratitude and very best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a healthy, prosperous new year.

About Shawn Conrad, CAE

Shawn Conrad, CAE, is executive director of the International Parking Institute.

Comments

  1. John Nolan says:

    It takes a great conductor to lead a great symphony…. Sean, thanks for you leadership throughout the year !

    Best, and Happy Holidays

    John

  2. Liliana Rambo says:

    I could not have said it better, John. I concur that Shawn does a fantastic job at steering the mother ship.

    Wishing you a wonderful 2014 and looking forward to working with all of you!

    Liliana

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