Joab Ortiz

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Wes Pekarek


Jeremy Deeken &

​Natalie Meighan


Mark Stiles, SR/WA

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Chapter 5 Officers 
Through June 30, 2022

  • SAVE THE DATEfor the Fall Forum--October 17-19, 2021.
  • *JOB ALERT*Great River Energy is looking for a Land Rights Lead.
    ​                            Application Deadline: June 18th.
  • Interested in a Chapter Sponsorship? Click HERE  for info!
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​Education Chair

Scott Arnold


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Professional Dev. Chair

Paul Blees, SR/WA, R/W-NAC 



Find Region 3 officer info HERE.

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.

Vice President

Curt Powelson,​ SR/WA

Membership Chair

Corey Erion​​