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AAMVA Leadership Academy Wraps Up 


05/17/2022

The 2022 Class of AAMVA's Leadership Academy officially completed their training last week, wrapping up several days of professional development, leadership training, and networking. As part of the training course, the 18 up-and-coming jurisdiction leaders attended sessions on team building, change management, coaching, effective presentation & speaking skills, a visit with a Virginia DMV service center, and a new session on challenging leadership paradigms. To get a glimpse into what the week was like for the Leadership Academy participants, visit AAMVA's Flickr page, or watch this video wrap-up to hear from the participants themselves. Congratulations to all of the 2022 Leadership Academy graduates!


2022 AAMVA Leadership Academy

Reminder: AAMVA Announces Automated Vehicle Information Sharing Discussion


05/17/2022

Join us on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 2:00 pm EST to learn about the latest work from AAMVA’s Automated Vehicles (AV) Subcommittee, discuss current AV technical and policy developments, and hear about the latest testing and pilot projects. This meeting is open to all AAMVA members. Please contact Paul Steier, AAMVA's Director of Vehicle Programs, to obtain call information.

Region 2 Conference Wraps Up


05/9/2022

From May 3-5, 2022, AAMVA hosted the Region 2 Conference in Mobile, Alabama, ending with the swearing in of the new Region 2 Board and their president, Pam Goheen (VA). During the conference, members had the opportunity to network and attend sessions on hot topics, including fraud prevention, driver licensing, vehicle titling, staffing, customer service, and more. View photos of the event by visiting our Flickr page. Presentations are available for download on the AAMVA website (only for AAMVA members). Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors who made this event possible!

2022 Region 2 Conference

AAMVA Hosts European Counterparts


05/9/2022

AAMVA hosted a visit from the leadership of European counterparts Association of European Vehicle and Driver Registration Authorities (EReg) and Eucaris on April 26-27. Servi Beckers, Chair of EReg and Eucaris, and Roelof de Graaf, Eucaris Manager of Operations, spent two days visiting AAMVA Chair Chrissy Nizer at the Maryland MVA and with AAMVA staff at the Arlington headquarters. The primary purpose of the visit was a meeting with Anne Ferro, Ian Grossman, and Philippe Guiot to conduct a formal evaluation of the intercontinental partnership. The results of the evaluation and next step recommendations with be presented to both the EReg and AMAVA Boards this summer.

AAMVA Visits Wyoming Agencies


05/9/2022

AAMVA’s Julie Knittle and Mike McCaskill recently met with the Wyoming Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles and the Highway Patrol. The meeting included discussion about agency priorities, legislation, mobile drivers licenses, fraud, and many other motor vehicle topics. Pictured is Julie and Mike having lunch with Chief Administrator Taylor Rossetti and Program Manager Misty Dobson. The day ended with a tour of a driver licensing office.

AAMVA Featured in "Associations Now" Magazine


05/9/2022

AAMVA is featured in an article in "Associations Now" magazine, How Public-Private Partnerships Helped a Vehicle Group Take on Disruption at Full Speedabout how AAMVA uses a collaborative approach to helping members—many of whom are public-sector regulators—digest innovation so it meets the needs of companies and consumers alike. Read the full article here.

North Dakota Becomes the 3rd State to Join the State-to-State (S2S) Verification Service Driver History Record (DHR)


05/9/2022

AAMVA congratulates North Dakota on successfully implementing the State-to-State Verification Service (S2S) Driver History Record (DHR) during the weekend of May 7, 2022 and becoming the 3rd participant using the new service. All migration activities have completed on schedule. Commercial Driver's License Information System (CDLIS) and S2S services are fully operational now. AAMVA would also like to thank volunteer jurisdiction Minnesota who assisted with North Dakota’s migration. North Dakota will henceforth be able to use S2S DHR to perform its driver history maintenance related functions. This supports the goal of limiting any person to only one driver’s license and one driver history.

Do More with My AAMVA: Website Tutorial


05/2/2022

We have redesigned our website to make it easy for you to find the resources you need, connect with your colleagues, take advantage of engagement and education opportunities, and get assistance from our team. As part of this initiative, we have created a few highlight videos to help you better navigate and use the site. Watch the video below to learn more about getting the most out of the AAMVA website - creating and using your "My AAMVA" account. 


Registration Now Open for the 2022 Region 4 Conference


05/2/2022

Registration is now open for the 2022 Region 4 Conference, June 21-23, 2022 in Provo, Utah. This unique event 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 jurisdictions as well as industry organizations that provide the products and services you need. The three-day schedule is packed with sessions covering hot topics in the motor vehicle and law enforcement community.

NMVTIS Law Enforcement and State Program Subcommittees Meet


05/2/2022

The AAMVA NMVTIS Law Enforcement and State Program Subcommittees met in Phoenix, Arizona, April 26 and 27. The meeting provided an opportunity for the subcommittees to discuss progress with current projects and activities, as well as time to address future action items. The subcommittees also spent time meeting together to collaborate and share information on joint topics and opportunities.

Massachusetts to Join S2S Driver History Record (DHR)


05/2/2022

Massachusetts will begin using AAMVA’s State-to-State (S2S) Driver History Record (DHR) on Monday, June 27, 2022. Tasks related to onboarding Massachusetts will be conducted during the weekend of June 25, 2022. During this process (Saturday evening to Monday morning), there may be periods during which the CDLIS/S2S Central Site is in inquiry-only mode or is unavailable (over and above the regularly scheduled maintenance window of 2:00 AM ET to 5:00 AM ET on Sunday, June 26, 2022). AAMVA is taking all steps possible to minimize service interruptions and will be sending alerts notifying states of Central Site availability throughout the process. Read more here.

AAMVA Seeks Jurisdiction Members for Standing Committees, Subcommittees, and Working Groups


05/2/2022

AAMVA is seeking additional jurisdiction members for its three standing committees and many subcommittees and working groups. Participating in a committee, subcommittee, or working group is an ideal way to influence policy, develop best practices and other guidance documents, and an opportunity to network with peers. We anticipate both virtual and in-person meetings for most groups during FY23. Specific information for each group is on that group’s application. AAMVA pays travel expenses for all jurisdiction members to attend in-person meetings. Visit the Committees, Subcommittees and Working Groups page for more information and to apply. AAMVA attempts to maintain jurisdictional and regional balance on all committees and working groups. 

Please submit all applications by May 27, 2022.

AAMVA Board of Directors Holds Annual Spring Meeting 


04/25/2022

The AAMVA Board of Directors held their annual spring meeting last week in Arlington, Virginia. The Board received operational updates on key initiatives including member support, financial transparency, and the new Digital Trust Service to support mobile driver license (mDL) interoperability. They also discussed proposed edits and updates to the strategic framework, which is scheduled to be updated in September. The Board took a number of actions, including authorizing the publication of a number of best practices and guidance documents related to automated vehicles, electronic titling, and working with prosecutors on fraud cases. Also approved was a new policy for member vote at the 2022 Annual Meeting (during the Opening Session of the Annual International Conference) supporting collaboration between motor vehicle agencies and highway safety offices. More information about the board’s decisions, as well as copies of the approved documents, will be available for download on our website in the coming weeks.


AAMVA Congratulates Alabama on a Successful S2S DHR Launch


04/25/2022

AAMVA congratulates Alabama on successfully implementing the State-to-State (S2S) Verification Service, including Driver History Record (DHR) functionality, during the weekend of April 23, 2022 and becoming the 35th participant using the S2S service. All migration activities have completed on schedule. CDLIS and S2S services are fully operational now. AAMVA would also like to thank volunteer jurisdictions Wisconsin and New York who assisted with Alabama’s migration. Alabama will now be able to use SPEXS to perform both its CDLIS and S2S functions. This means that, among other things, Alabama can track pointer information related to its Base Driver Licenses, Permits for Base Driver Licenses, and Identification Cards. In addition, Alabama will be able to use S2S DHR to administer driver history for non-CDLIS persons, and to help ensure that a person has a single, comprehensive driver history. Read more here.

AAMVA Attends IACP Meeting in Orlando


04/25/2022

Paul Steier, AAMVA's Director of Vehicle Programs, and Brian Ursino, AAMVA's Director of Law Enforcement, attended the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Policy Council midyear meeting from April 22–24, 2022, in Orlando, Florida. Paul is a member of the IACP Vehicle Crimes Committee and Brian is a member of the IACP Highway Safety Committee. 

AAMVA Presents at AUVSI Conference


04/25/2022

On April 25, 2022, Brian Ursino, AAMVA's Director of Law Enforcement, and Ohio State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Chris Kinn presented at the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) conference in the “What is a Law Enforcement Interaction Plan?” session, representing the AAMVA Automated Vehicle Subcommittee. Also pictured is Brett Fabbri, Kodiak (and retired California Highway Patrol).

Now Available: Checking in with the Chair


04/25/2022

About halfway through her year as Chair of the AAMVA International Board of Directors, Chrissy Nizer is surprised at how quickly the time is going. We chatted with Chair Nizer at the 2022 Workshop and Law Institute in March, one of the first in-person meetings AAMVA has held since the beginning of the pandemic, about her time as Chair and what’s ahead. Read more at movemag.org.

AAMVA's E-Title Working Group Meets in Phoenix


04/18/2022

The E-Title Working Group met in Phoenix, Arizona from April 12-13, 2022. The working group met with industry stakeholders including Eric Jorgensen, Director of the Arizona DMV and David Knigge, Arizona DMV Project Manager. The group gained insight into the many elements of managing electronic vehicle ownership and security interest records. Considerable time was also spent in small groups to continue developing resource material for jurisdictions to help them transition away from paper manual title processes to electronic vehicle records management, allowing for interoperable exchange of vehicle information. 

New AAMVA Volunteer Opportunity Available


04/18/2022

AAMVA is seeking three new jurisdiction member representatives for the Card Design Standard (CDS) Subcommittee. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply; preference may be given to applicants from Region 1 or 3 and/or applicants with mobile driver license (mDL) knowledge/experience. The CDS subcommittee attempts to standardize the means, whether physical or electronic, to confidently identify a person and to confirm identity. Applicants must have experience working with physical document security and card design. 

Click here to apply by May 6, 2022.

Alabama To Begin Using S2S DHR


04/18/2022

Alabama will begin using AAMVA's State-to-State (S2S) Verification Service and S2S Driver History Record (DHR) on Monday, April 25, 2022. Tasks related to on-boarding Alabama will be conducted during the weekend of April 23, 2022. During this process (Saturday evening to Monday morning), there will be periods during which the CDLIS/S2S Central Site (Central Site) will be in inquiry-only mode or unavailable (over and above the regularly scheduled maintenance window of 2:00 am ET to 5:00 am ET on Sunday, April 24, 2022). AAMVA is taking all steps possible to minimize service interruptions and will be sending alerts notifying states of Central Site availability throughout the process.