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  • AAMVA Region 3 Conference is Around the Corner

    r3logo_2019Join us in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 22-24, for the 2019 Region 3 Conference. The conference provides AAMVA members with an intimate and collaborative environment to network and learn from fellow motor vehicle and law enforcement colleagues across North America. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and meet directly with fellow colleagues, as well as industry organizations that provide the products and services you need. The schedule is packed with sessions covering hot topics in the motor vehicle and law enforcement community. Learn more about the conference and register online today.

    AAMVA Leadership Academy Applications Now Being Accepted

    The Leadership Academy provides professional development opportunities for future leaders in the AAMVA community. This program is designed for jurisdiction employees who have demonstrated leadership potential and the ability to succeed in positions of greater responsibility within their agencies. The program will take place May 4-7, 2020. Attendees must have the approval and support of the Chief Administrator of their agency to apply. All expenses will be paid by AAMVA. This week-long program will include modules on defining leadership, team work and collaboration, change management, and more. It is an intense training opportunity focused on the unique characteristics of leading and managing a motor vehicle or law enforcement agency. The draft course outline provides more information on what topics will be included. If you are interested, please fill out the application form and send it along with your resume to Janice Dluzynski. Class size will be limited to eighteen participants and we can accept only one application from each member agency. Applications are due by November 7, 2019. If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact: Janice Dluzynski or 703-908-5842. See what prior participants had to say about the AAMVA Leadership Academy in this video.

    AAMVA Combined Standing Committees Meet

    combinedstandingcommittee2019AAMVA's Driver, Law Enforcement, and Vehicle committees came together last week in Arlington, Virginia, for the Combined Standing Committees Meeting. Each committee gave a report on their accomplishments over the past year, and gave an update on the big projects they'll be tackling in the coming year. The committees also brainstormed ideas for session topics at the 2020 Workshop and Law Institute in Orlando, Florida.

    AAMVA Staff Attends Idaho Stakeholder and Leadership Conference

    idahostakeholders2019Julie Knittle, AAMVA's Director of Member Support for Regions 3 and 4, attended the second annual Idaho Stakeholder and Leadership Conference in Boise, September 17-18, 2019. The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) hosted county office and Sheriff Department employees who provide driver license and vehicle services for the ITD. Approximately 160 people attended the meeting to discuss Real ID, customer service, field office operations, mandatory insurance reporting and other DMV-related topics. The meeting opened with Scott Stokes, ITD Chief Deputy Director and AAMVA's 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, and Alberto Gonzalez, DMV Administrator, underscoring the effective partnership and teamwork in place. 

    This Week's Webinars

    NMVTIS State Web Interface (SWI)  – Understanding the Administrative Features Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 2:00-3:00 pm (ET)
    The NMVTIS SWI Web Application is used by the states to perform title verification and data corrections. This webinar focuses on how the states use the administrative features to oversee the states user community. A brief overview of the SWI application is also provided. The SWI application has been built so that each state manages their own user community. This includes configuring the system with organizations to which users are assigned. The state administrator is responsible for user role assignments and user account activation and deactivation. The SWI Application also includes a reporting component that allows state administrators to monitor user activity. 

    This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction members only.

    NMVTIS Suspense Resolution for Online States (Web Service Version) – Part 2  
    Prerequisite: NMVTIS Suspense Resolution for Online States (Web Service Version) – Part 1
    Thursday, October 10, 2019, 1:00-2:00 pm (ET)
    NMVTIS has two third party transactions that involve updates between the central site and multiple states. Because the transactions involve multiple states and the central site, it is possible for a transaction to break down before it completes. Further activity against this title record is greatly restricted until the problem is resolved. This webinar provides instruction as to how to identify and resume suspended transactions. The intended audience for this webinar are NMVTIS Help Desk Personnel, Business Process Analyst and IT System Integrators.

    This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction members only.

    The following articles from AAMVA's Regional News for September 20, 2019 received the highest click-through rates:

    Blackout License Plates Bringing in Big Bucks for State of Iowa

    The Iowa Department of Transportation has made an estimated $850,000 through September on the popular blackout license plates, according to numbers. And they anticipate making even more money by year's end. Vehicle owners can purchase standard number blackout plates online or at their local treasurer's office...The Iowa DOT says approximately 19,500 blackout plates have been issued so far. Read more at siouxlandproud.com.

    The Summertime Lines at the North Carolina DMV Weren't as Long This Year. Here's Why.

    The Division of Motor Vehicles says changes it made this year decreased wait times at its driver's license offices this summer, reducing the long lines that made headlines and frustrated customers last year. People waited an average of 49 minutes to be served in DMV offices in August, the agency's busiest month. That was half the 100-minute average the same month last summer, according to DMV data. And the share of customers who waited more than two hours — a key metric that the DMV highlights in red — declined from 31% last August to 9%. Read more at journalnow.com.

    Why Driver's Ed Is Not Required in Pennsylvania – Even Though It Reduces Traffic Deaths

    Fred Simeone, who runs a classic car museum in Southwest Philadelphia and was recently named the No. 1 most significant collector in the world, has been lobbying for the state to require driver's education. Ideally, he said, instruction would be incorporated into the public school curriculum. The retired neurosurgeon spent 40 years in the medical field, regularly treating injuries sustained in car accidents — oftentimes by teenagers. Read more at billypenn.com.

    Mobile Tiny Houses No Longer Registered, Titled as Vehicles (Maine)

    Maine state officials say mobile tiny homes will no longer be recognized by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Deputy secretary of state Patty Morneault wrote in a June 25 notification to municipalities that the bureau will no longer register, title, or assign vehicle identification numbers to such units. The Bangor Daily News reports owners had been able to move their tiny houses freely because the state treated them like recreational vehicles. But Morneault said they don't comply with the definition of a trailer and are subject to building codes. Read more at whdh.com.

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