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1999 IPMA Annual Report

Annual Report to the Membership
for the year ending December 31, 1999

Table of Contents

  • Message From the Chair
  • Mission Statement
  • Organization and Membership Description
    • Organization
    • Statement of Membership
  • IPMA Committees
  • Board of Directors
  • Schedule of Events
  • Committee Reports
    • Business Planning
    • Executive Seminar
    • Fall Forum
    • Communications
    • Professional Development
  • Financial Reports
    • Account Balance Report as of 12/31/1999
    • Summary Statement of Income and Expenses
  • Membership Roster
  • Corporate Sponsors

Message From the Chair: Shelagh Taylor

The IPMA is an organization created to serve the needs of Washington State government’s information technology community. For more than a two decades, the IPMA has worked to:

  • Further the professionalism of the state information technology community;
  • Provide networking opportunities for state information technology managers;
  • Provide professional development opportunities for the state IT community; and,
  • Provide a forum to showcase state of the art technology, and to champion IT management issues, directions and best practices.

More recently, the IPMA chose to further its investment in the future of IT professionals through pledged support to St. Martin’s College and the South Puget Sound Community College.

This past year as we transitioned into a new century and millennium, the IPMA has been challenged to adjust to change. In the summer of 1999, the chair of the IPMA, Judy Schneider, decided to leave state government to pursue her career in the private sector. Judy had been an avid supporter of the IPMA and of the state IT community in general. Her leadership is missed. As vice-chair, I assumed the role of chair, and Don Price accepted an invitation to fill the vacancy on the IPMA Board left by Judy’s departure. Also this past summer, the IPMA Forum Committee learned of the impending sale and closure of the Tyee Hotel. This forced the cancellation of the IPMA Forum scheduled in October, and the search for a new location. And to attain additional flexibility, this year the IPMA Board decided to change its tax status, and re-filed with the Secretary of State as a Washington Non-Profit corporation.

So the year 2000 is a year of new beginnings for the IPMA. This year, the IPMA Forum will be held in the spring rather than the fall. And for the first time ever, the IPMA Forum will be held at St. Martin’s College. While the Tyee Hotel served the IPMA Forum well for many years, I am personally very excited about the new location. St. Martin’s College offers the IPMA Forum an opportunity to experiment somewhat with the format, and to present a new look and feel to the Forum.

I will continue my role as chair of the IPMA through the year 2000. The IPMA will continue to dedicate its existence to supporting the needs of Washington State government’s IT community. With the ever-increasing rate of IT change, being responsive to the needs of the IT community is a challenge. I accept that challenge, and extend the challenge to the IT community to make the year 2000 a year of revitalization for the IPMA.

IPMA Mission Statement

Improve the State information technology (IT) environment through:

  • Professional networking with other state government IT managers and positive influencing of the State's IT agenda.
  • Professional development and cultivation of new IT initiatives.
  • Financing of activities through money-making activities.
  • Leveraging IPMA's corporate structure and resources to provide services to the state IT community.

Organization and Membership Description

Organization

The IPMA is organized as a Washington State Corporation. There are no stockholders. Currently there are 11 members of the IPMA Board of Directors. 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 any one 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 Committees

Committee

Committee Chair

Phone

Budget & Finance

Mary Ellen Bradley

360-407-6670

Communications

Bob Monn

360-407-6585

Executive Seminar

Darrel Riffe and
Phil Grigg

360-902-3472
360-902-7452

Forum

Jim Albert

360-664-0159

Professional Development

Thomas Bynum

360-438-4780

IPMA Board of Directors

Name / Office

Agency

Phone

Fax

Jim Albert

Attorney General's Office

360-664-0159

360-352-2838

Mary Ellen Bradley, Vice-Chair and Secretary

Dept. of Ecology

360-407-6670

360-407-6493

Thomas Bynum

Employment Security Dept.

360-438-4780

360-438-4783

Phil Coates, Treasurer

Retired

253-588-1051

 

Phil Grigg

Dept. of General Admin.

360-902-7452

360-586-9180

Dennis Laine

Employment Security Dept.

360-438-3225

360-438-4783

Mike McVicker

Dept. of Information Services

360-902-3129

360-586-8992

Bob Monn

Dept. of Ecology

360-407-6585

360-407-6493

Don Price

Dept. of Corrections

360-586-6396

360-664-3985

Darrel Rifle

Dept. of Information Services

360-902-3472

360-753-3321

Shelagh Taylor, Chair

Dept. of Labor & Industries

360-902-5970

360-902-6300

Schedule of 1999 Events

Board of Directors meetings - second Thursday of each month, except February.

Board of Directors Annual Planning Retreat - February 11-12.

IPMA professional development events - January 7, March 4, May 6, July 8, September 2, October 7, November 4, and December 16.

Executive Seminar - September 15-17.

Forum – Cancelled due to closure of Tyee Hotel and rescheduled for May 2000 at St. Martin’s College.

See details of the above events on the IPMA website at: http://www/ipma-wa/com/.

Committee Reports

Business Planning

Committee Chair:

Mary Ellen Bradley (360) 407-6670

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 1999:

The Business Planning committee began an IPMA investment program in several fund accounts with Merrill 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.
  • As a partner with the New Market Skills Center, IPMA members provided advice, guidance and support in supporting their computer skills program and curriculum advisory group.
  • In 1998, IPMA's fostered closer links with Saint Martin's College and South Puget Sound Community College. Through two pledges totaling $50,000, IPMA was able to support the installation of an Information Services desk in the new Saint Martin's Library and support Local Area Network (LAN) and work station installations for the Associated Students of SPSCC in their new student union building. These investments in the future of our local educational institutions serve to strongly illustrate IPMA's continuing commitment to support our community. The pledges to both institutions were for $5,000 each year for five years. To date, $10,000 each has been given to each school.

Objectives for 2000:

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

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

Executive Seminar

Committee Co-Chairs:

Phil Grigg and Darrel Riffe

Purpose:

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

Accomplishments for 1999:

The 1999 IPMA Executive Seminar was held in September at the Skamania Lodge. The following presentations were made:

Louis Cooper, Jr., Executive Director and CEO, Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council

Tim Sinclair, Director, Microsoft.Com
The Making of Microsoft.Com and Related War Stories

Bill McGlynn, VP, Hewlett Packard
A Look into the Future of the Digital Workplace with Web-Based Internet Services

State Representative Cathy Wolfe
A Legislative Update

Barry Hutt, Dell e-Commerce Services
Best Practices - Designing and Deploying Commercial and Public Web Sites

Clare Donahue, Acting Director, DIS and Paul Taylor, Deputy Director, DIS
Toward Digital Government: Opportunity, Urgency and Legacy

Chang Mook Sohn, Director, State Economic Forecast Council
State Economic Forecast

Gerry Mcinturff, Dept. of Revenue Internal Auditor
Cyberhacking...Lessons for Management

Objectives for 2000:

The IPMA will again offer an Executive Seminar in September, 2000. We expect the seminar to be as successful and well attended as last year's.

Forum

Committee Chair:

Jim Albert (360-664-0159)

Purpose:

Forum is an annual information technology seminar and 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 premier technology shows in the Pacific Northwest and the largest to focus solely on the Public Sector.

Accomplishments for 1999:

Forum 2000 presents new challenges and opportunities for the IPMA. The event has undergone a name change from ‘Fall Forum’ to ‘Forum’, a change of venue from the Tyee Hotel to St. Martin’s Pavilion, a change of time from October to May, and a change of Chair from Dennis Laine to Jim Albert. The new Forum is looking good despite all this change. Corporate sponsorship is up to 18, vendor booths are selling rapidly, keynote speakers and breakout sessions are developing nicely, and the Forum 2000 theme of "e-Government – Services on Demand" is very timely and popular with all involved.

Objectives for 2000:

The following objectives have been endorsed for Forum 2000:

  • Manage the change of Forum venue from the Tyee Hotel to St. Martin’s Pavilion and the transition from an October timeframe to a May timeframe.
  • Manage Forum so that it remains cost effective, realizes a 10% profit and meets the expectations of attendees and participating vendors;
  • Conduct Forum 2000 in the Olympia area utilizing the current two day format plus a third day for the agency executive and members only breakfast seminar;
  • Continue to place emphasis on Forum advertising and marketing to ensure all public sector information technology employees in the South Sound area are aware of Forum and what it has to offer.

Communications

Committee Chair:

Bob Monn (360-407-6585)

Purpose:

The purpose of this committee is to provide a monthly newsletter that gives members information about actions taken by the Board of Directors, special events, seminars, other committee activities, and other items of interest to members. The committee also maintains the IPMA Internet web site as another means of keeping membership informed on IPMA activities.

This committee also is responsible for promoting membership in the IPMA and maintaining the membership roster.

Accomplishments for 1999:

  • Published a monthly newsletter; selected issues included a "Web Extra!" section, i.e. one or more additional articles published only in the web edition of the newsletter.
  • Issued annual membership renewal invoices and maintained membership database and mailing list.
  • Developed an on-line membership application on the IPMA web site.
  • Created a listserv mailing list for the IPMA.
  • Redeveloped the IPMA web site in January 1999 using a page layout similar to Access Washington and the unofficial black and gold IPMA color scheme.
  • Redeveloped the IPMA web site in December 1999 using a "file tab" look and feel to provide a fresh look and to simplify future maintenance and redesign.

Objectives for 2000:

  • Develop more effective means of communicating with IPMA members and the vendor community with an emphasis on electronic communication;
  • Improve marketing communications around IPMA events;
  • Provide articles in the monthly newsletter addressing issues of current interest;
  • Continue to provide the minutes of the IPMA Board in the newsletter so that the membership is informed about the direction of the IPMA;
  • Publish information about professional development opportunities for the IT community with emphasis on IPMA-sponsored professional development events;
  • Continue to improve the IPMA web site to provide the IT community with timely information about the IPMA.

Professional Development

Committee Chair:

Thomas Bynum (360-438-4780)

Purpose:

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

Accomplishments for 1999:

The Professional Development Committee continued the series of bi-monthly events started in 1997. These two-hour seminars are conducted in cooperation with IPMA's Corporate Sponsors. The 1999 program was as follows:

Date

Topic

Presenter

January 7

Data Warehousing

Oracle and State

Health Care Authority

March 4

Data Access and Analysis Using
Crystal Reports and Seagate Info

BEST Consulting,
Seagate, and OFM

May 6

Business Intelligence

IBM and DSHS

July 8

The Digital Workplace

Hewlett Packard

September 2

Network Security

CISCO and Breakwater

Security Systems

October 7

Disaster Recovery:
Lessons Learned from Ecology's Fire

Dept. of Ecology

November 4

Voice Over IP and e-Government Products

GTE and

Remote Access Solutions

December 16

A View of the Future

Compaq

Objectives for 2000:

The Professional Development Committee has the following objectives for 2000:

  • 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.
  • To provide formal training opportunities that address unmet needs of the IT community.

Financial Reports

IPMA Account Balances

(Includes unrealized gains)

As of 12/31/1999

 

 

Account

Balance

 

ASSETS

 

Cash and Bank Accounts

 

Merrill Lynch MM

14,781.79

Post Office

891.95

TOTAL Cash and Bank Accounts

15,673.74

 

Other Assets

 

PrePaid Taxes

2,239.00

TOTAL Other Assets

2,239.00

 

Investments

 

Investment

123,642.19

TOTAL Investments

123,642.19

 

TOTAL ASSETS

141,554.93

 

LIABILITIES

0

 

OVERALL TOTAL

141,554.93

 

Summary Statement of Income and Expenses

01/01/1999 through 12/31/1999

 

Category Description

 
 

INCOME

 
 

Communications

1,395.00

Executive Seminar

53,497.31

Fall Forum

45,975.00

Admin Dividend Income

2,668.41

Long Term Cap Gain Dist

2,136.96

Short Term Cap Gain Dist

1,072.78

TOTAL INCOME

106,745.46

 

EXPENSES

 
 

Administration

22,314.77

Communications

6,160.41

Executive Seminar

60,956.59

Fall Forum

20,867.14

Professional Development

2,815.42

TOTAL EXPENSES

113,114.33

 

TOTAL INCOME - EXPENSES

(6,368.87)

IPMA Membership Roster

Name of Member

Organization

Office Phone

Paul Adamson

Department of Transportation

360-705-7445

James Albert

Office of the Attorney General

360-664-0159

Nick Althauser

Dept of Social and Health Services

360-902-7708

Jim Andersen

Retired

 

John Anderson

Department of Information Services

360-902-3333

Brad Babayan

Department of Veterans Affairs

360-709-5236

Alvin Bloomberg

Department of Natural Resources

360-902-1490

Thomas Boatright

Office of the Attorney General

360-586-0996

Ed Bohl

Washington State Library

360-704-5263

Mary Ellen Bradley

Department of Ecology

360-407-????

David Brauer

Dept of Social and Health Services

360-902-7667

Linda Bremer

Department of Personnel

360-459-6639

Jon Brock

Cascade Center for Public Service

206-685-0523

Thomas Bynum

Employment Security Department

360-438-4780

Lance Calisch

Department of Information Services

360-902-3041

Ron Carignan

Department of Information Services

360-902-3431

Steve Chiechi

Department of Information Services

360-753-1059

James Cleghorn

Information Systems & Strategies

360-352-1879

Phil Coates

Retired

253-588-1051

Joe Coogan

Retired

 

Daron Cook

OMWBE

360-704-1199

Jim Culp

Department of Transportation

 

Mike Curtright

Department of Information Services

360-902-3289

Bruce DeLoria

Department of Information Services

360-902-3204

David Dobson

Department of Personnel

360-586-1341

Daniel Fannin

CIS

360-664-2482

Constance Felt

Dept of General Administration

360-902-7468

John Flanagan

Department of Information Services

 

John Flanagan II

Department of Fish and Wildlife

360-902-2210

Bradley Francis

Employment Security Department

360-438-4720

Penny French

Washington State Library

360-704-5264

Bruce Gorsky

Office of Financial Management

360-664-3413

Cliff Gott

Department of Information Services

360-902-3231

Phil Grigg

Dept of General Administration

360-902-7452

James Gunn

Department of Retirement Systems

360-753-2530

Sheryl Hall

Department of Retirement Systems

 

Ron Halloway

Department of Health

360-902-7512

Sadie Hawkins

Office of Financial Management

360-664-3351

Marie Heins

Employment Security Department

360-438-4714

Ed Heiser

Public Employment Relations Comm

360-586-7861

Andy Hill

Office of the Attorney General

360-664-0170

Robert Hinsch

WA State Workforce Training Board

360-753-7441

Allen Jakobitz

Emergency Management Division

360-923-4515

Mark Johnson

Centralia College - T&CS

 

Dennis Jones

Office of Financial Management

 

Keith Kawamura

Dept of General Administration

360-902-7472

Robert Kelley

Department of Labor and Industries

360-902-4223

Marla Kentfield

Office of the State Treasurer

360-902-8902

David Koch

Department of Information Services

360-902-3468

Steve Kolodney

Department of Information Services

360-902-3500

Michael Kretzler

Utilities & Transportation Comm.

360-753-3055

Dennis Laine

Employment Security Department

360-438-3225

William Lanouette

Department of Labor and Industries

360-956-5964

James Lee

State Investment Board

360-664-8295

Shirley Lee

Office of the Attorney General

 

Oliver P. Leonard

Washington State Library

360-704-5234

Ray LeVee

Dept of General Administration

360-586-3504

Karen Lichtenstein

Dept of Social and Health Services

360-902-7525

Dan Lipp

Industrial Insurance Appeals Board

360-586-6346

Paul Longwell

Washington State Library

360-704-5235

Dean Luedtke

Interagency Committee for Outdoor

 

Linda Mae-Richardson

The Evergreen State College

360-866-6000

Bob Marlatt

 

 

Richard Martin

Department of Information Services

360-902-3552

Samuel Martin

Department of Information Services

360-902-3468

Tom Martin

Washington State Library

 

Michael McVicker

Department of Information Services

360-902-3129

Kay Metsker

Department of Information Services

360-902-3130

Bob Monn

Department of Ecology

360-407-6585

Nick Murphy

Columbia Pacific Securities Inc.

360-438-2335

Fran Muskopf

Department of Health

360-705-6105

Javad Naini

Department of Labor and Industries

360-956-5860

Ted Nelson

Communications Technology Center

360-459-1084

Renia Neuhauser

Dept of Social and Health Services

360-753-3988

Jackie Oien

Washington State Patrol

360-705-5182

Ariyo Oyetuga

Human Rights Commission

 

Lee Paavola

South Puget Sound Community

 

Clark Palmer

Washington State Patrol

 

Tom Parma

Department of Financial Institutions

360-902-8702

Dan Parsons

Washington State Patrol

360-586-7562

Paul Piper

Department of Services for the Blind

360-586-1250

Don Price

Department of Corrections

360-586-6396

Dale Putnam

Washington State Patrol

360-705-5378

Jim Reitz

Department of Retirement Systems

 

Barbara Richardson

 

 

Brian Richardson

Dept of General Administration

360-902-7459

Curtis Richardson

Department of Health

360-236-4460

Amy Ridgeway

Health Care Authority

360-923-2845

Darrel Riffe

Department of Information Services

360-902-3472

Ron Robbins

Washington State Lottery

360-586-1090

Gary Robinson

Office of Financial Management

360-586-2151

Kathy Rosmond

Dept of Social and Health Services

 

Ginny G. Schenck

Department of Labor and Industries

360-902-5549

Michael Scroggins

SBCTC

360-586-8771

Mike Seale

CTED

360-586-1398

Karl Seitz

Washington State Lottery

360-586-6215

Susie Smith

Office of the State Auditor

360-586-8504

Lonnie Sorrells

OMWBE

360-704-1186

Debbie Stewart

Department of Ecology

360-407-7048

Ed Strozyk

Superintendent of Public Instruction

360-753-1700

Doug Tanabe

Department of Personnel

360-459-6639

Glen Tapanila

Office of Financial Management

360-664-7711

Shelagh Taylor

Department of Labor and Industries

360-902-6300

Betty Tenney

Communications Technology Center

360-664-2483

Roland Tollefson

Central Washington University

509-963-2934

James Vane

Department of Information Services

360-902-3291

Curt Volland

Liquor Control Board

360-753-9113

Debra Wilhelmi

Interagency Committee for Outdoor

360-902-3005

Valerie Williams

Department of Information Services

360-902-3186

Jerry Wolfson

Department of Information Services

360-902-3336

IPMA Corporate Sponsors

IPMA wishes to thank the following Corporate Sponsors for their support:

Sponsor

Representative

CISCO

Paul Werner

Compaq

John Stewart

CSI

Lem Putnum

Dell

Mary Verdurmen

Gateway Computers

Dan "Fritz" Fitzgibbons

GTE

Ken Simon

HP

Alan Paxman

IBM

Gale Liberty

Informix

Peter Holton

Microsoft

Michael Tompkins

Novell

Darrell Sutherland

Oracle

Jon Coss

Puget Sound Systems Group

Hans Stoker

Sagasoftware

Mike Brady

SGI

Dave Manning

Sun Microsystems

David Buckland

UNISYS

Murat Yanar

US WEST

Rick Hendrickson

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