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October 16, 2017

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe



The INFRA program provides dedicated, discretionary funding for projects that address critical issues facing our nation’s highways and bridges. INFRA grants will support the Administration’s commitment to fixing our nation’s crumbling infrastructure by creating opportunities for all levels of government and the private sector to fund infrastructure, using innovative approaches to improve the necessary processes for building significant projects, and increasing accountability for the projects that are built. Applicants may resubmit their previous FASTLANE application, but must explain how the project competitively addresses the improved INFRA Grant criteria. Deadline is 8:00PM EST, November 2, 2017. Major evaluation and consideration areas are: national and regional economic vitality, potential for innovation, safety, environmental review and permitting, project delivery approach, leveraging of federal funding, performance and accountability, geographic diversity among recipients and project readiness. NEW ACCREDITED MARINE PORT EXECUTIVES The IAMPE is pleased to announce the latest members of the Class of 2017 Accredited Marine Port Executives (AMPE). The certifications was awarded after MPE Certified participants completed an additional 16 hours of Continuing Education last week in Portland, Maine. New Accredited Marine Port Executives include: Bryan Jones, AMPE-HDR Engineering; Whitney Anderson, AMPE and Grant Nichols, AMPE-New Hampshire Port Authority; Martha Klimas, AMPE-Bridgeport (CT) Port Authority; James Gilway, AMPE-Searsport Manager and Jim Hunt, AMPE-Port of Seward (AK) Manager.

In addition, the following received continuing education credits for program participation: Capt. Geno Marconi, AMPE-New Hampshire Port Authority; Jessica Shahdan-Mass Development; John Gleason, MPE-Soli DG, Port of Portland, Maine and Capt. Steve Gorniak, MM-London OC Group. (Also Pictured-Pam Yonkin, Senior Economist, HDR and Capt. Jeff Monroe, IAMPE).


February 8 - 9: Maritime Port Manager (MPM) Host GPA April 10 - 14: Houston (MPE) Host HDR May 14 - 18: New York-New Jersey (MPE) Host PANYNJ June 4 - 8: Milwaukee, WI (IMPE) Host MPA-IRPT June 13-14 Portland, OR Continuing Education Host HDR Hosts: GPA-Georgia Ports Authority, HDR-HDR Engineering, PANYNJ-Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, MPA-Milwaukee Port Authority, IRPT-Inland Ports and Terminals Association. MPM-16 Hour Marine Port Manager Program MPE-36 Hour Marine Port Executive Program IMPE-36 Hour Inland Marine Port Executive Program Continuing Education-16 Hour Program - Accredited Marine Port Executive Certification

For additional information: Capt. Michelle Ross

To register for classes, contact John Gleason at


November 13-17 MPE Tampa, Florida

Hosted by Port Tampa Bay

December 5 IRPT Webinar Tariff Development-Inland Ports

Applications and information are available from

Capt. Jeffrey W. Monroe, MM, MTM, AMPE Director: Education, Standards and Training Programs International Association of Maritime and Port Executives 11 Katahdin Road. Portland, ME 04107-2828 USA Phone: (207) 741-7000, Cell: (207) 615-7989

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