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  • AAMVA Committees & Working Groups

  • The key to any association’s viability is the involvement of its members. AAMVA’s members are engaged in program and policy development.

    AAMVA has three standing committees: Driver, Law Enforcement and Vehicle .The three committees meet both independently and in joint session. Each committee is structured to best meet the needs and address the issues of the program area and has members from nine AAMVA discipline areas.

    Subject matter experts in each of these discipline areas are represented in each of AAMVA's three standing committees:

    • Driver Licensing & Control
    • Fraud
    • ID Management
    • Information Technology
    • Law Enforcement
    • Legal Services
    • Motor Carrier Services
    • Public Affairs & Consumer Education
    • Vehicle Registration & Title 

    Standing Committees 
    2016 Updates*

    *Playlist includes video updates from each of the three standing committees. 


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    AAMVA’s awards program fosters a tradition of excellence in the motor vehicle and law enforcement community by honoring individuals, teams, and organizations who have committed their time and resources to safety and security initiatives, outstanding customer service, and public affairs and consumer educational programs throughout North America. Each year, AAMVA receives numerous outstanding submissions in each category and through a rigorous judging process selects those that are exemplary. Awards are presented at our Regional Conferences and at our Annual International Conference.

    Submission Information

    Each jurisdiction agency should complete and send one award entry form with the accompanying information specified in each award description for each award submission. Each award submission should be sent in a separate email. If an award submission is by more than one jurisdiction agency please send an entry form for each jurisdiction agency for that submission. All award submissions must be sent electronically. Please send a separate email for each award submission and include all materials for that award. If the materials are too large to send by email, please place in a zip file. Send to awards@aamva.org. For specific questions regarding awards and submissions, please contact Jessica Hill at awards@aamva.org.

    2017 Deadlines and Timeline
    2017 Award Dates


    AAMVA’s Awards Program is open to all AAMVA jurisdiction members that are in good standing. Entries submitted for the 2017 Awards must have been conducted (produced, implemented, and/or developed) between January 1 and December 31, 2016 (does not apply to the Martha Irwin Awards). Entries are to be submitted via email to awards@aamva.org by February 1, 2017 at 5 PM Eastern Time (April 15, 2016 at 5 PM Eastern Time for the Martha Irwin Awards).

    Questions about your jurisdiction membership status should be directed to Dianne Graham at dgraham@aamva.org or 703.908.8267.

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    Thank you for your interest in serving as a member of an AAMVA committee. There currently are no committee vacancies. Please continue to check back for notice of available positions.

    We keep all applications on file, so if you would prefer, please complete the committee member application form and return it by email. If you have any questions, please contact Dianne Graham at 703.908.8267.

    New Working Groups Seek Volunteers

    Disability Placard/License Plate Fraud Working Group

    AAMVA is seeking volunteers for a new Disability Placard/License Plate Fraud Working Group.  The working group is being funded under AAMVA's cooperative agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The purpose of the Working Group is to develop best practices for the issuance of disability placards and plates, the deterrence and detection of fraud during and after the issuance process and the enforcement of disability parking violations.  

    The Disability Placard/License Plate Fraud Working Group will be made up of nine (9) jurisdictional volunteers from jurisdictions in all four (4) of AAMVA’s regions including three (3) vehicle representatives involved somewhere in the disability placard/license plate issuance process; one (1) law enforcement representative from each AAMVA region, and two (2) additional jurisdictional DMV representatives with legal and/or policy expertise. AAMVA is also seeking a medical professional (M.D. preferred) who is involved with a DMV in some phase of the approval process for the issuance of disability placards/license plates. 

    Additionally, NHTSA will be identifying two disabled person/advocates who will be members of this Working Group. The anticipated period of performance is 24-months with two (2) in-person meetings, and interim conference calls on an as-needed basis. Individuals applying should be aware that research and/or writing “homework” will be assigned between in-person meetings and volunteers must be willing to complete interim work as assigned by the Working Group Chair.   

    If you are interested in serving on this working group and meet the requirements listed on the application, complete the application form no later than December 9, 2016 and submit to Dianne Graham at committees@aamva.org.  

    For more information about this new working group, please contact Brian Ursino.

    Internet Vehicle Sales Working Group

    AAMVA is seeking volunteers for a new Internet Vehicle Sales Working Group. The Working Group will develop best practices for the regulation of internet vehicle sales in an effort to provide recommendations and education to member jurisdictions for deterring and stopping fraud and deceptive practices.  This document can be used by jurisdictions to provide best practices and also for model legislation to enhance existing laws and rules or to create new laws and rules addressing the issues.   

    A majority of jurisdictions do not regulate motor vehicle Internet sales – most agree Internet sales offer the ability for licensed motor vehicle dealers to expand their businesses and save money previously spent on advertising.  Although it may ease the process and expand the search locations for potential buyers and sellers, the Internet can also be a conduit for fraudulent activity enabling people to make easy money at the expense of others and avoid government oversight. As we enter the third decade of Internet vehicle sales the variety of options for purchasing a vehicle online continues to expand.  Virtual auctions, classified advertisements, individual dealerships, national networks, direct purchases from manufacturers are a few of the options currently available with many more to come. There is no national standard for regulating the sale of vehicles via the Internet.  The lack of a standard results in each jurisdiction either having a different set of laws and rules for regulating Internet vehicle sales; or in more serious cases, no authority for regulation.  

    AAMVA is seeking 10 members, representing all four regions, who have skills and expertise in dealer and private vehicle sales, dealer licensing, fraud detection and vehicle titling, in the areas of program management, enforcement and legal/policy development. 

    If you are interested in volunteering for this new Working Group, please complete the application no later than December 16, 2016 and send to Dianne Graham at committees@aamva.org. For more information about the Working Group, please contact Cathie Curtis