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1997 IPMA Annual Report

Annual Report to the Membership
for the year ending December 31st, 1997*

* (In order to more closely align with the Association's major activities, the Annual Report reporting period has been changed from a July through June time frame to a January through December reporting period. This report therefore reflects the 18 month time period from July 1st 1996 through December 31st 1997. All future Annual Reports will reflect a 12 month January through December time frame. This change has been reviewed and approved by the IPMA Board of Directors.)


Table of Contents


Message From the Chair: Al Bloomberg

What is the IPMA?

The IPMA was created out of the need for professional development programs and developed several events that included the monthly meetings and the IPMA Fall Forum. The forum grew and grew. Today we have two major events, the Executive Seminar in September and the Fall Forum in October. The board still meets monthly and we started holding professional development seminars about once a quarter.

In a IPMA board retreat held in mid-February 1997 the Board of Directors examined the purpose and the direction of the IPMA. The board members reiterated that the IPMA is an association of information technology managers that work within state government to accomplish several specific purposes:

  • We further the professionalism of the state information technology community.
  • We provide networking opportunities for state information technology managers to discuss issues of importance to the information technology community.
  • We exist to provide professional development opportunities to state information technology managers.
  • We provide forums where other Washington state executives can interact with our community.

This is the same focus the IPMA has held for the last several years. My challenge this past year has been to continue to focus on professional development. In addition to the two major events we needed to have more professional development occurring thought out the year.


IPMA Mission Statement:

The IPMA exists to improve the State information technology environment through:

  • Professional networking with other state government IS managers.
  • Positive influencing of the State's IT agenda.
  • Professional development and cultivation of new IS initiatives.
  • Leveraging resources to provide services and benefits to the state information technology community.

Organization and Membership Description

Organization:

The Information Processing Management Associates is organized as a Washington State Corporation. There are no stockholders. Currently there are 11 members of the IPMA Board of Directors. The Board of Directors are elected by the IPMA membership. There are four corporate officers who serve on the Board of Directors; the Board Chair, the Vice-Chair, the Secretary, and the Treasurer. No compensation is paid to any member of the Board of Directors for services as a member of the Board.

Statement of Membership:

Membership in the IPMA is open to all current or retired state employees who are interested in information technology and who support the mission of the organization. Members support the mission of the IPMA by serving on anyone of the five standing committees and participating in activities sponsored by the Association. Membership dues are $15.00 annually. There is only one class of membership.

IPMA Standing Committees:

  • Business Planning
  • Executive Seminars
  • Fall Forum
  • Communications
  • Professional Development

Board of Directors:

For the term ending December 31st, 1996

  • Bob Marlatt, Chair Department of Licensing 753-6926
  • Alvin Bloomberg, Vice Chair Department of Natural Resources 902-1490
  • Shelagh Taylor, Secretary Department of Labor and Industries 902-5970
  • Phil Coates, Treasurer Department of Fish and Wildlife 902-2300
  • Jim Andersen Office of Financial Management 753-4573
  • Mary Ellen Bradley Department of Fish and Wildlife 902-2303
  • Joe Coogan Department of Information Services 902-3462
  • Phil Grigg Department of General Administration 902-7452
  • Dennis Laine Department of Employment Security 438-3225
  • Bob Monn Department of Ecology 407-6585
  • Darrel Riffe Department of Revenue 753-2509

For the term ending December 31st, 1997

  • Alvin Bloomberg, Chair Department of Natural Resources 902-1490
  • Jim Albert, Vice Chair Office of Attorney General 664-0159
  • Shelagh Taylor, Secretary Department of Labor and Industries 902-5970
  • Phil Coates, Treasurer Retired 588-1051
  • Mary Ellen Bradley Department of Fish and Wildlife 902-2303
  • Joe Coogan Department of Information Services 902-3462
  • Phil Grigg Department of General Administration 902-7452
  • Dennis Laine Department of Employment Security 438-3225
  • Bob Monn Department of Ecology 407-6585
  • Darrel Riffe Department of Revenue 753-2509
  • Judy Schneider Department of Social and Health Services 902-7650

Returning and Elected Board Members for the term beginning January 1st, 1998

  • Jim Albert (Chair) Office of Attorney General 664-0159
  • Alvin Bloomberg Department of Natural Resources 902-1490
  • Mary Ellen Bradley Department of Fish and Wildlife 902-2303
  • Thomas Bynum Department of Employment Security 438-4780
  • Phil Coates, Treasurer Retired 588-1051
  • Phil Grigg Department of General Administration 902-7452
  • Dennis Laine Department of Employment Security 438-2257
  • Bob Monn Department of Ecology 407-6585
  • Darrel Riffe Department of Revenue 753-2509
  • Judy Schneider, Vice Chair Department of Social and Health Services 902-7650
  • Shelagh Taylor, Secretary Department of Labor and Industries 902-5970

Schedule of Events:

Board of Directors Meetings 2nd Thursday of each month

Deadline for Newsletter Articles 3rd Thursday of each month

1996 Events (July 1 through December 31)

  • Executive Seminar September 24, 25, 26
  • Fall Forum October 21, 22
  • Project Management Training Seminar October 28, 29
  • Board Nominations and Elections November

1997 Events (January 1 through December 31)

  • New Board of Directors takes office January 1
  • Annual Board Member Retreat February 21, 22
  • Executive Seminar September 24, 25, 26
  • Fall Forum October 21, 22
  • IPMA Special Event - Microsoft & IBM present NT November 6
  • Board Nominations and Elections November

1998 Events

See the IPMA website at: http://www.ipma-wa.com/


Business Planning

Committee Chair: Jim Albert 664-0159

Purpose:

The purpose of the Business Planning Committee is to build and foster the long term business interests of the Association in order to provide the IPMA every possible advantage to pursue its mission.

Accomplishments for 1996-1997:

Merrill Lynch Investment Program

The Business Planning committee began an IPMA investment program in several fund accounts with Merril Lynch that seeks to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Preserve the ability to be flexible with assets by investing in a fund that allows for instant liquidity while at the same providing a maximized rate of return.
  • Preserve the capital assets of the IPMA by investing in funds that protects assets from inflation with a high guaranteed dividend rate of return.
  • Increase the capital assets of the IPMA by investing in funds that show potential for capital growth.

The Business Planning committee has pursued this strategy in order to have the opportunity to potentially enlarge the IPMA's mission and provide a broader range of services in the future as opportunities present themselves.

Changed Reporting Cycle

In addition, the Business Planning Committee has produced the IPMA Annual Budget and the IPMA Annual Report. These financial statements have been switched from a fiscal year reporting method to a calendar year reporting method in order to align with the timing of the major IPMA events and to simplify budgeting and accounting.

Objectives for 1998:

For the next year, Business Planning Committee has the following objectives:

  1. Closely monitor and report on the Merril Lynch Investment Program.
  2. Pursue other opportunities for providing IPMA sponsored events.
  3. Negotiate and manage contracts with private vendors to provide services for IPMA sponsored events.
  4. Explore the possibility of supporting capital improvement programs for area institutions of higher education that advance information technology in State Government.

Executive Seminar

Committee Chair: Darrel Riffe 753-2509

Purpose:

The purpose of the Executive Seminar Committee is to provide an annual seminar which facilitates communication, networking and the promotion of information technology ideas amongst senior information systems state government managers.

Accomplishments for 1996-1997:

1996 Executive Retreat

The 1996 IPMA Executive Seminar was held in Ocean Shores. We were able to secure several interesting speakers. A special presentations by Len McComb, Director of Department of Revenue was a high light of the seminar. Toby Younis was keynote speaker and he addressed "Electronic Commerce: Establishing A Presence On The Web" in his presentation. The Polynesian Inn continued to graciously host this event though it proved to be somewhat crowded. As in years past, the seminar was filled to capacity prior to the close of registration. Participation in this years team-building events was especially excellent.

1997 Executive Retreat

The 1997 IPMA Executive Seminar was again held in Ocean Shores but this time a welcome change in venue was implemented at The Shilo Resort. The seminar was filled to capacity prior to the close of registration. The following presentations were made:

  • Mats Nahlinder from Informix made a presentation on Smart Card technology.
  • Alyse Terhune from Gartner Group made a presentation on Electronic Commerce.
  • Representative Cathy Wolfe and DIS director Steve Kolodney brought the group up to date with an especially informative presentation on the "Legislative Perspective".
  • Mark Shelleck from IBM made a presentation on Network Computing
  • Bob McDowell shared special insights to Industry Trends and Microsofts Strategic Initiatives.
  • John Magnusson of HP presented on Project Problem Recovery.
  • Ken Farmer of Optical Dynamics presented on Internet Servers & Intranet Strategies.

Objectives for 1998:

The IPMA will again offer an Executive Seminar in September of 1998 that will build on the messages of managing information technology through the 1990's. We expect the seminar will be as successful and well attended as last years.


Fall Forum

Committee Chair: Dennis Laine 438-3225

Purpose:

Forum is an annual information technology seminar and communications trade show sponsored by the IPMA. Held in Olympia in October since 1979, Forum has proven to be an effective opportunity for vendors to demonstrate their products, for speakers to share their expertise and knowledge, and for state employees and others to attend free seminars and product demonstrations. It is important to note that Forum is one of the premiere technology shows in the Pacific Northwest and the largest to focus solely on the Public Sector.

Accomplishments for 1996-1997:

The 1996 Fall Forum

Financially speaking, Forum'96 was the most successful ever. Vendor participation included 13 corporate sponsors and 28 vendors. Attendance was approximately 900 state and local government employees and visitors. Forum 96 offered 2 keynote speakers, 18 breakout sessions, and an executive breakfast for 65 senior information technology managers, agency directors and program managers.

The 1997 Fall Forum

Forum'97 continued the string of successful events. Vendor participation included 13 corporate sponsors and 31 vendors. Attendance was again approximately 900 state and local government employees and visitors. Forum 97 offered 2 keynote speakers, 18 breakout sessions, and an especially well attended executive breakfast for 95 senior information technology managers, agency directors and program managers.

Objectives for 1998:

The following objectives have been endorsed for Forum'98:

  1. Manage Forum so that it is cost effective, realizes a 10% profit and meets the expectations of attendees and participating vendors;
  2. Conduct Forum'98 in the Olympia area utilizing the current two day format plus a third day for the agency executive and members only breakfast seminar;
  3. Provide an opportunity for Corporate Sponsors to participate at the 1998 Executive Seminar.
  4. Continue to place emphasis on Forum advertising and marketing to ensue all public sector information technology employees in the South Sound area are aware of Forum and what it has to offer.

Communications

Committee Chair: Mary Ellen Bradley 902-2303

Purpose:

The purpose of this committee will be to provide a monthly newsletter which will give members information about upcoming Board meetings, actions taken by the Board of Directors, special events, seminars, other committee events, and other items of interest to members. The committee will also manage and maintain the electronic home page as another means of keeping membership informed on IPMA activities.

This committee is responsible for promoting membership in the IPMA and will maintain the membership roster.

Accomplishments for 1996-1997:

The newsletter provided special articles on topics such as Information Technology in Slovakia, Making Web Pages that are accessible to all, a legislative update on technology issues and profiles of Information Technology Managers and IPMA Board members.

The committee is taking on the task of working with the Forum committee to provide information to the Information Technology community on the Forum activities.

In February of 1996, an Electronic Home Page was developed so that members would have Internet access to IPMA information. We have continued to update and improve the home page.

Objectives for 1998:

  1. Provide monthly articles in the newsletter by Board members and the general membership addressing issues of current interest;
  2. Continue to provide the minutes of the IPMA Board in the newsletter so that the membership is informed about the direction of the IPMA;
  3. Include in the newsletter information about technology meetings and seminars for training opportunities.
  4. Continue to improve the home page which provides members with timely information about the IPMA;
  5. Provide members with links to other Internet sites of interest.
  6. To redefine the role and responsibilities of membership;
  7. To provide new opportunities for membership networking;
  8. Improve marketing communications around IPMA events;
  9. Work on more effective means of communicating with both our members and the vendor community.

Professional Development

Committee Chair:

  • Bob Monn 407-6585 (1996)
  • Bob Marlatt (early 1997)
  • Joe Coogan 902-3462 (late 1997)

Purpose:

The purpose of the Professional Development Committee is to provide educational and networking programs for the membership and the IT community. The Committee will work with IT vendors to provide programs at no cost or minimal cost to the IT community. The Committee also will sponsor selected formal training events to be provided on a fee basis.

Accomplishments for 1996-1997:

1996 Seminars

The Committee sponsored a two-day Project Estimating training seminar in October attended by 14 individuals from 9 state agencies. The Committee also sponsored a two-day Project Management training seminar in December attended by 14 individuals from 8 state agencies. The seminars were led by instructors from the Center for Project Management, San Ramon, CA. Reactions and comments from attendees of the seminars were very positive but attendance was below expectations.

1997 Seminars

A new series of bi-monthly events was started in late 1997 in cooperation with IPMA's Corporate Sponsors. Attendance was good and comments from attendees was favorable.

Objectives for 1998:

The Professional Development Committee has the following objectives for 1998:

  1. To provide educational and networking programs for the IT community including bi-monthly events for the mutual benefit of the membership, corporate sponsors, and others in the IT community.
  2. To provide formal training opportunities which address unmet needs of the IT community.

Financial Reports

Account Balance Report as of 12/31/97

Assets
Cash and Bank Accounts
Merrill Lynch Money Market

$41,835.88

Petty Cash

0.00

Post Office

192.93

WSECU Checking

746.64

WSECU Savings Account

62.03

Total Cash and Bank Accounts

$42,837.48

Other Assets
Prepaid Taxes

$750.00

Receivables

900.00

Merrill Lynch Investments

63,099.30

Total Other Assets

$64,749.30

TOTAL ASSETS

$107,586.78

Liabilities

0.00

Total Liabilities and Equity

$107,586.78

Summary Statement of Income and Expenses from 7/1/96 through 12/31/97

INCOME

  • 1996 Executive Seminar 9,480.00
  • 1996 Fall Forum 50,700.00
  • 1997 Executive Seminar 37,457.00
  • 1997 Fall Forum 52,540.00
  • Admin Income 3,751.05
  • Communications 1,860.00
  • Dividend 1,695.81
  • Investment Interest Inc 112.50
  • Long Term Cap Gain Dist 1,087.33
  • Professional Development 13,750.00
  • Tax-Free Dividend 5.03

TOTAL INCOME 172,438.72

EXPENSES

  • 1996 Executive Seminar 20,343.75
  • 1996 Fall Forum 29,606.65
  • 1997 Executive Seminar 27,183.25
  • 1997 Fall Forum 28,516.28
  • Administration 16,217.43
  • Communications 9,296.47
  • Professional Development 10,815.22

TOTAL EXPENSES 141,979.05

TOTAL INCOME - EXPENSES 30,459.67


1996 - 1997 IPMA Membership Roster

IPMA Member | Organization | Mailing City | Office Phone

  • Nick Althauser DSHS OLYMPIA 360-902-7708
  • Bob Althauser Department of Information Services OLYMPIA 902-3034
  • John Anderson Department of Information Services OLYMPIA 902-3333
  • Mike Bieker Washington State Lottery OLYMPIA 586-1090
  • Steven Bilhimer Department of Revenue OLYMPIA 753-2059
  • Alvin Bloomberg Department of Natural Resources OLYMPIA 902-1490
  • Rose Bossio Department of Health OLYMPIA 705-6106
  • Betty Boushey Department of Social and Health Services OLYMPIA 902-7517
  • Mary Ellen Bradley Department of Fish and Wildlife OLYMPIA 902-2303
  • David Brauer Department of Social and Health Services OLYMPIA 902-7667
  • Linda Bremer Department of Personnel OLYMPIA 459-6639
  • Fay Bronson Department of Services For the Blind TENINO 586-1250
  • Lance Calisch Department of Information Services OLYMPIA 902-3041
  • Ron Carignan Department of Information Services OLYMPIA 902-3431
  • Sue Carlton Department of Information Services OLYMPIA 360-753-2454
  • Brad Chandler Employment Security Department OLYMPIA 438-4733
  • Cheryl Chorba Department of Social and Health Services OLYMPIA 753-0103
  • James Cleghorn INFO. SYSTEMS & STRATEGIES, INC. OLYMPIA 352-1879
  • Phil Coates (retired) TACOMA 206-588-1051
  • Debbra Cole Washington State Patrol TUMWATER 586-4665
  • Joe Coogan Department of Information Services OLYMPIA 902-3462
  • Sunny Cotey Department of Ecology ALLYN 407-6586
  • Jim Culp Dept. of Information Services OLYMPIA 902-3570
  • Mike Curtright Department of Information Services OLYMPIA 902-3289
  • Don Dahl Department of Retirement Systems OLYMPIA 586-5771
  • Marcia Davis DSHS - Division of child Support OLYMPIA 586-3069
  • Ruth Devine Department of General Administration OLYMPIA 902-7456
  • David Dobson Department of Personnel OLYMPIA 586-1341
  • Clare Donahue Department of Information Services OLYMPIA 753-5465
  • Mark Donges Protech, Inc. LACEY 951-3971
  • Daniel Fannin Communications Technology Center OLYMPIA 664-2482
  • John Flanagan II Department of Fish and Wildlife OLYMPIA 360-902-2210
  • Mark Fortier Office of Financial Management OLYMPIA 753-1204
  • Bradley Francis Employment Security Department OLYMPIA 438-4720
  • Myrna Frasier Department of Information Services OLYMPIA 902-3256
  • William Geisler Department of Health OLYMPIA 705-6108
  • Phil Grigg Department of General Administration OLYMPIA 902-7452
  • James Gunn Department of Retirement Systems OLYMPIA 753-2530
  • Sheryl Hall WDFW-MS/IS OLYMPIA 902-2335
  • Ron Halloway Department of Health OLYMPIA 902-7512
  • Dewey Harris Office of Financial Management OLYMPIA 664-3350
  • Allen Jakobitz Emergency Management OLYMPIA 923-4515
  • Dennis Jones Department of Information Services OLYMPIA 664-8936
  • Keith Kawamura Department of General Administration TACOMA 902-7472
  • Robert Kelley Department of Labor and Industries OLYMPIA 902-4223
  • Marla Kentfield Office of the State Treasurer OLYMPIA 902-8902
  • Steve Kolodney Department of Information Services OLYMPIA 902-3500
  • Michael Kretzler Utilities and Transportation Commission OLYMPIA 753-3055
  • Dennis Laine Employment Security Department OLYMPIA 438-3225
  • James Lee State Investment Board OLYMPIA 664-8295
  • Dan Lehuta Medical Assistance Administration OLYMPIA 586-6871
  • Ray LeVee Department of General Administration OLYMPIA 586-3504
  • Karen Lichtenstein Department of Social and Health Services OLYMPIA 902-7525
  • Dan Lipp Board for Industrial Insurance Appeals OLYMPIA 586-6346
  • Gary Longmire Department of Information Services ALLYN 902-3424
  • Jenifer Louden Department of Health OLYMPIA 664-9230
  • Andrew Marcelia Department of Information Services TACOMA 902-3563
  • Richard Martin Department of Information Services OLYMPIA 360-902-3552
  • Michael McVicker Department of Information Services OLYMPIA 902-3129
  • Kay Metsker Department of Information Services OLYMPIA 902-3130
  • Judy Mohoric Department of General Administration OLYMPIA 664-9036
  • Bob Monn Department of Ecology OLYMPIA 407-6585
  • Nick Murphy (Retired) OLYMPIA 902-3443
  • Fran Muskopf Department of Health OLYMPIA 705-6105
  • Javad Naini Department of Labor and Industries OLYMPIA 956-5860
  • Ted Nelson Community Technology Center OLYMPIA 459-1084
  • Renia Neuhauser Department of Social and Health Services OLYMPIA 753-3988
  • Jackie Oien Washington State Patrol TUMWATER 705-5182
  • Ariyo Oyetuga Department of Licensing LACEY 902-3629
  • Victor Palma, Jr. Department of Labor and Industries OLYMPIA 902-5922
  • Tom Parma Department of Financial Institutions OLYMPIA 902-8702
  • Dan Parsons Washington State Patrol OLYMPIA 586-7562
  • Mike Phillips Smith-McCann OLYMPIA
  • Jim Plonski Liquor Control Board OLYMPIA 753-6345
  • Dale Putnam Department of Corrections OLYMPIA 586-6396
  • Jim Reitz Department of Information Services OLYMPIA 902-3477
  • Darrel Riffe Department of Revenue OLYMPIA 753-2509
  • Kathy Rosmond Department of Social and Health Services OLYMPIA 902-3445
  • Todd Sander Department of Information Services OLYMPIA 902-3572
  • Judy Schneider Department of Social and Health Services OLYMPIA 902-7650
  • Michael Scroggins State Board for Comm. Technical Colleges OLYMPIA 586-8771
  • Mike Seale Community, Trade, & Econ. Development OLYMPIA 586-1398
  • Karl Seitz Washington State Lottery OLYMPIA 586-6215
  • Nona Shelly Department of Health OLYMPIA 705-6148
  • Luther Smith Department of Social and Health Services OLYMPIA 902-7650
  • Susie Smith State Auditor Office OLYMPIA 360-586-8504
  • Michael Stack Department of Information Services LACEY 644-8128
  • Debbie Stewart Department of Ecology OLYMPIA 407-7048
  • Butch Stussy Office of the Administrator For the Courts OLYMPIA 357-2406
  • Doug Tanabe Department of Personnel OLYMPIA 459-6639
  • Shelagh Taylor Department of Labor and Industries OLYMPIA 902-6300
  • Betty Tenney Communications Technology Center OLYMPIA 664-2483
  • Roland Tollefson Central Washington University ELLENSBURG 509-963-2934
  • Jon Torgerson Department of Retirement Systems OLYMPIA 586-5766
  • James Vane Department of Information Services OLYMPIA 902-3291
  • Curt Volland Liquor Control Board OLYMPIA 753-9113
  • Bob Walk Department of Information Services OLYMPIA 902-3189
  • Anne Wax Department of Social and Health Services LACEY 459-6896
  • Debra Wilhelmi Committee for Outdoor Recreation OLYMPIA 902-3005
  • Valerie Williams Department of Information Services OLYMPIA 902-3186
  • Glenn Wilson Department of Information Services OLYMPIA 902-3290
  • Jerry Wolfson Department of Information Services OLYMPIA 902-3336

1996 Corporate Sponsors

The IPMA thanks the following Corporate Sponsors for their support of the 1996 Executive Seminar, Fall Forum, and other IPMA events.

Organization Representative Office Phone
Bay Networks, Inc. Keith McManigal 425-637-3562
Compaq Computer Corp. Rick Blake 206-842-6676
Dell Computer Corp. Mary Verdumen 503-642-5383
Digital Equipment Corp. Bob Miles 425-401-6112
Hewlett Packard Rod Hibner 800-477-6111
ext 4658
IBM Paul Strohmeier 360-352-6864
Informix Software, Inc. Pete Holton 425-451-9252
Microsoft Corp. Michael Tompkins 425-705-1973
Novell Corp Darrell Southerland 425-803-5107
Optical Dynamics Al Hove 206-926-2000
Oracle Ed Butler 425-990-2598
Sun Micro Systems David Buckland 425-828-4020
Sybase Cynthia Sudol 425-637-5669
Xerox Kyle Burke 360-754-7775

1997 Corporate Sponsors

The IPMA thanks the following Corporate Sponsors for their support of the 1997 Executive Seminar, Fall Forum, and other IPMA events.

Organization Representative Office Phone
Bay Networks, Inc. Keith McManigal 425-637-3562
Compaq Computer Corp. Rick Blake 206-842-6676
Dell Computer Corp. Mary Verdumen 503-642-5383
Digital Equipment Corp. Bob Miles 425-401-6112
Hewlett Packard Rod Hibner 800-477-6111
ext 4658
IBM Paul Strohmeier 360-352-6864
IKON Office Solutions Sean Padget 360-456-3800
Informix Software, Inc. Pete Holton 425-451-9252
Microsoft Corp. Michael Tompkins 425-705-1973
Novell Corp. Darrell Southerland 425-803-5107
Oracle Ed Butler 425-990-2598
Sun Micro Systems David Buckland 425-828-4020
Sybase Cynthia Sudol 425-637-5669