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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 

    2018 Updates

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    Driver Committee

    2018 Law Enforcement Screenshot (200W)
    Law Enforcement Committee

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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 

    All submissions must conform to the specifications listed in each award description. Each jurisdiction agency should complete and send one award entry form with the accompanying information specified in each award description. Please send a separate email for each award submission and include all materials for that award. If an award submission represents the work of more than one agency or entity, submit one entry form that has the contact information for each agency or entity.  All award submissions must be sent electronically. If the materials are too large to send by email, please place in a zip file and email to awards@aamva.org. 

    For specific questions regarding awards and submissions, please contact Dianne Graham at awards@aamva.org.

    2018 Deadlines and Timeline

    UPDATED 2018 Deadline Table

    Eligibility 

    AAMVA’s Awards Program is open to all AAMVA jurisdiction members that are in good standing. Entries submitted for the 2018 Awards must have been conducted (produced, implemented, and/or developed) between October 1 and September 30, 2017. If an entry won an award in 2017, it cannot be resubmitted in 2018 unless it has major upgrades or developments. Entries are to be submitted via email to awards@aamva.org by December 22, 2017 at 8 PM Eastern Time, including Martha Irwin award nominations. 

    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.

    Seeking Jurisdiction and Industry Members for Six New Working Groups


    AAMVA is seeing members for six new working groups:  

    • Abandoned Vehicle & Mechanic Lien Fraud Prevention Working Group
    • Auditing Third Party Agents Working Group Application
    • Facial Recognition Working Group
    • Foreign Reciprocity Resource Guide Working Group
    • Imported Vehicles Working Group
    • Managing Data Privacy and External Access Working Group

    Each Working Group has its own application that itemizes the qualifications and experience required. For jurisdiction members, applications must be signed by the Chief Administrator of the agency. Associate members will be given preference in the selection process for Technical Advisors.  Incomplete applications will not be considered for appointment.

    AAMVA pays the travel expenses for all jurisdiction members to attend in-person meetings. Technical Advisors are expected to cover their own travel expenses.

    Members selected are expected to attend 2-3 in-person meetings per year, periodic conference calls as needed, and complete work assignments between meetings.

    Applications should be returned by email to committees@aamva.org by September 28, 2018.

    Abandoned Vehicle & Mechanic Lien Fraud Prevention Working Group

    The Abandoned Vehicle & Mechanic Lien Fraud Prevention Working Group will develop resources and best practices to enhance processes and to deter, detect, and investigate fraud related to titling and processing of abandoned and mechanic lien vehicles. 

    AAMVA is seeking six motor vehicle and two law enforcement (from a state/provincial police/highway patrol OR DMV investigative unit) members.  AAMVA is also seeking two industry representatives to serve as Technical Advisors on the Working Group. 

    If you are interested in serving on this Working Group, please complete the  Abandoned Vehicle & Mechanic Lien Fraud Prevention Working Group Application and submit to committees@aamva.org.  If you have any questions regarding this working group, contact Paul Steier, Manager, Law Enforcement Programs.

    Auditing Third Party Agents Working Group Application Form

    The Auditing Third Party Agents Working Group will develop guidance for using and auditing motor vehicle agents, third parties and dealers acting as motor vehicle agents.  The working group will look at the use of current fraud resources, including tools and analytics in systems to flag inconsistencies, and include lessons learned.  In addition, the best practice will address Memorandums of Understandings or Agreements (MOU or MOA) with those third parties.  The working group will take into considerations the best practices for data sharing and protection of data by the agents and third parties.  This working group will be working in coordination with the Managing Data Privacy and External Access Working Group. 

    The working group will be comprised of title and registration subject matter experts, vehicle fraud investigators, subject matter experts who audit third party agents, subject matter experts that oversee the functions and processes of third party agents, and subject matter experts on the MOU/As and contracts with the third party agents.  In addition, AAMVA is also looking for two Technical Advisors to provide expertise in acting as an entity of the state.  

    If you are interested in serving on this Working Group, please complete the Auditing Third Party Agents Working Group Application and submit to committees@aamva.org.  If you have any questions regarding this working group, contact Casey Garber, Manager, Vehicle Programs.

    Facial Recognition Working Group

    The Facial Recognition Working Group will review the Facial Recognition Program Best Practices Guidepublished by AAMVA in 2015 and update the content to reflect the most current best practice methods that should be utilized by driver license, motor vehicle and criminal justice agencies to capture, review, and share facial images; and when appropriate, investigate potential matches and pursue prosecution when fraudulent activity is discovered.  

    AAMVA is seeking six motor vehicle and two law enforcement (from a state police/highway patrol or DMV investigative unit) members. AAMVA is also seeking two industry representatives to serve as Technical Advisors on the Working Group. 

    If you are interested in serving on this Working Group, please complete the Facial Recognition Working Group Application and submit to committees@aamva.org.  If you have any questions regarding this working group, contact Brian Ursino, Director, Law Enforcement Programs.


    Foreign Reciprocity Resource Guide (FRRG) Working Group

    The Foreign Reciprocity Resource Guide Working Group will identify obsolete or out-of-date sections of the Foreign Reciprocity Resource Guide and support the creation and distribution of a new and updated FFRG.The guide will assist in maintaining highway safety standards by providing a recommended process to allow jurisdictions to make informed decisions on recognition of foreign driving privileges.

    If you are interested in serving on this Working Group, please complete the Foreign Reciprocity Resource Guide Working Group Application  and submit to  committees@aamva.org.  If you have any questions regarding this working group, contact Kevin Lewis, Director, Driver Programs.

                                                                        

    Imported Vehicles Working Group

    The Imported Vehicles Working Group will develop guidance for jurisdictions on vehicles that have been imported and are being presented for title and/or registration. The guidance is likely to include an explanation of federal laws for importing vehicles, the federal approval process and guidance for state responsibilities when titling and registering imported vehicles. This working group will reference the federal requirements and forms and consider what implications the states will face as Custom and Border Patrol moves to an electronic format.

    This working group is seeking subject matter experts from multiple disciplines.  The working group will be comprised of title and registration subject matter experts, vehicle fraud investigators, information technology (IT) programmers specialized in title and registration systems, and policy and legal representatives.  

    If you are interested in serving on this Working Group, please complete the Imported Vehicles Working Group Application and submit to committees@aamva.org.  If you have any questions regarding this working group, contact Casey Garber, Manager, Vehicle Programs.


    Managing Data Privacy and External Access Working Group

    The Managing Data Privacy and External Access Working Group will develop and identify best practices to reflect the most current methods that should be utilized by jurisdictions to protect driver and vehicle records data, provide access as authorized by law, and apply efficient and effective approaches to audit practices.  The Working Group will be working in coordination with the Auditing 3rd Party Agents working group.  

    AAMVA is seeking eight motor vehicle and two law enforcement (from a state police/highway patrol or DMV investigative unit) members. AAMVA is also seeking two Technical Advisors from the data and access management industry. 

    If you are interested in serving on this Working Group, please complete the Managing Data Privacy and External Access Working Group Application and submit to committees@aamva.org.  If you have any questions regarding this working group, contact Julie Knittle, Director, Member Services, Regions 3 & 4.