Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer groups (committees, task forces, working groups, and more) are led by IPMI member volunteers and play a major role in IPMI's programs, operations, and direction. IPMI appreciates the dedication and commitment of our volunteer leaders.

IPMI issues a Call for Volunteers every two years. Committee members are IPMI members in good standing who provide their expertise, time, and knowledge to advance the parking, transportation, and mobility profession.  The current volunteer season runs September 2019 through June 2021.  The next formal Call for Volunteers will take place in summer 2021.  If you are interested in getting involved, please send an email to yoka@parking-mobility.org.

Our volunteer opportunities for the 2019-2021 season include:

Accessible Parking Coalition Advisory Council

The Accessible Parking Coalition (APC) Advisory Council assigns subject matter experts to projects directly related to the board-approved 2019-20 APC Communications Blueprint. Assigned groups will address issues related to making parking more accessible, produce a consumer do’s and don’ts about accessible parking, host an IPMI webinar, create topic visibility at the IPMI Conference & Expo each year, craft messages for a national publicity campaign, and review proposed exemptions to U.S. Access Board regulations.

Awards & Recognition

Awards of Excellence Judges select winners in each category based upon published criteria. Judges are experienced professionals in their field, in addition to planners, engineers, and/or architects with design and/or rehabilitation experience.

Professional Recognition Award Judges review nominations and select winners of the annual awards recognizing excellence across organizations, including emerging leader, organization, and professional of the year.

Marketing Awards Judges select winners in this category based upon published criteria. Judges are drawn from across the industry, and the group will include individuals with marketing, sales, and business development experience as well as parking, transportation, and mobility expertise.

Conference Program Task Force

The Conference Program task force has the responsibility to review speaker submissions through the Call for Presentations for the annual IPMI Conference & Expo, and rank submissions according to established criteria.  Members are fielded from experienced parking, transportation, and mobility professionals. Active CAPPs or other professional designations, e.g. AIA, PE, LEED AP, PMP, etc., are encouraged to join.

Education Development

The Education Development Committee will develop, deliver, and evaluate effective professional development products, trainings, and educational opportunities to support the advancement of the profession in alignment with the CAPP Role Delineation Study. Members will be fielded from experienced parking, transportation, and mobility professionals with the background and expertise to create and guide educational content and products. Active CAPPs or other professional designations, e.g. AIA, PE, LEED AP, PMP, etc., are encouraged to join this committee.  Members contribute content both for IPMI and the United States Green Building Council.

Media Relations Task Force

IPMI’s Media Relations Task Force provides industry information and expertise to advance the parking, transportation, and mobility profession, particularly to external audiences.  Members will be called upon for media interviews, to provide expertise in articulating industry issues, contributing articles, and identifying story angles for media. Members of this group identify specific areas of interest and may be called upon for special projects.

Mobility Task Force

The Mobility Task Force serves as a sounding board for mobility research initiatives and informs and advises the membership on trends pertaining to future mobility. The group will offer expertise on relevant research and trends, and may be asked to participate in research, writing, and education content development projects. Volunteers will be asked to review mobility research and offer critical feedback as well as serve as subject matter experts for special projects.

Planning, Design & Construction Committee

The Planning, Design and Construction Committee develops projects, programs and products that benefit the membership in the parking and transportation industry. This committee serves to provide technical expertise on the role and specifics of planning, architecture, engineering, and construction in the industry, including the design and adaptation of new and future facilities with a focus on technology and mobility. This committee may develop specific educational content with the Education Development Committee in alignment with CAPP Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs).

Research & Innovation Task Force

The Research & Innovation Task Force identifies critical issues in the industry, focusing on new research and the evolution of mobility as it relates to parking and transportation. Activities including researching third-party publications and generating new resources for members, the online Resource Center, and Parking & Mobility magazine.  The task force hosts dedicated working groups to address projects, including an annual white paper, collaborative articles, and blogs.  This task force may develop specific educational content with the Education Development Committee in alignment with CAPP Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs).

Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee is tasked with creating and investigating projects and programs that educate, inform, and benefit the parking, transportation, and mobility industry regarding sustainability. The committee works collaboratively and represents IPMI with other organizations, including the United States Green Building Council, to promote and advance environmental initiatives, including Parksmart Certification.  Committee members contribute  the Green Standard in Parking & Mobility magazine as well as contribute to collaborative articles throughout the year, with a special focus on the issue dedicated to sustainability in our industry. This committee may develop specific educational content with the Education Development Committee in alignment with CAPP Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs).

State & Regional Associations Committee

The State & Regional Associations Committee provides a working group of liaisons and a platform to share information and best practices among IPMI’s allied state and regional associations and their leadership. Liaisons are selected by the individual SRAs to participate and share their experience.

Technology Committee

The Technology Committee provides education and information regarding the development of new, cutting‐edge technology and how it may be employed in the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. The committee develops and promotes educational offerings throughout the year, including an annual presentation offered to the State and Regional Associations, webinars, and online courses.

Committee members contribute to collaborative articles, presentations and publications, and additional areas of research, including the Mobility & Tech column in Parking & Mobility magazine.