Vice President

Curt Powelson,​ SR/WA

​City of Lee's Summit, MO


Mark Stiles, SR/WA

​City of Springfield, MO

Membership Chair

Corey Erion

​Sedgwick County, KS​​

We regret to announce the passing of longtime chapter member, Craig Bennett, and celebrate his contributions to the right of way profession. 

Please see the below link to his obituary:


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Join us at a meeting and COme see what Right of way is all about!!


Joab Ortiz

​Burns & McDonnell

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Jeremy Deeken

Burns & McDonnell

​Natalie Meighan

​Boone County, MO

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​Education Chair

Scott Arnold

Independent Landman


Professional Dev. Chair

Paul Blees, SR/WA, R/W-NAC 

​City of Springfield, MO


~Remembering Craig Bennett~

Chapter 5 Officers 
Through June 30, 2022

Find Region 3 officer info HERE.


Wes Pekarek

​Buckeye Partners, L.P.


IRWA Chapter 5 was established in 1953 and covers Kansas and the western half of Missouri. Chapter 5 is part of ​Region 3, which includes eastern Missouri (St. Louis), Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska.

Our members come from many industries likes Government, Education, Public Works, Utilities, and private consultants such as appraisers, title specialists, acquisition, relocation specialists, attorneys, and engineers. Our members have a wealth of experience and expertise that we share with one another at our educational conferences, classes, and networking events.

Join us at our next chapter meeting! Meetings are typically held on the first or second Friday of the month each quarter. Besides Kansas City, meetings are sometimes rotated between the larger cities in the Chapter coverage area, such as Topeka, Lawrence, Springfield, Branson or Wichita.

  • SPRING FORUM in St. Paul MN, April 16-18
  • Interested in a Chapter Sponsorship? Click HERE  for info!
  • ​​​​​Check out our Chapter 5 Facebook and LinkedIn pages​