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2000 IPMA Annual Report

Annual Report to the Membership
for the year ending December 31, 2000

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photo of Shelagh Taylor

Message From the Chair: Shelagh Taylor

No matter how you count it, this year the IPMA can say its transition to the twenty-first century was a success.

In February, the IPMA Board met for its annual planning meeting at Lake Chelan. There the Board voted to expand the Board membership from 11 members to 12, with the elective term extended from two years to three. Subsequently, Dennis Jones was recruited to fill the twelfth position. In May, the IPMA Forum was held for the first time at St. Martin’s College in Lacey. The beautiful spring weather certainly helped bring out the crowds, and the Forum received strong ratings with everyone expressing support for the new location. In September, the Executive Seminar once again was held at Skamania Lodge where the food and facilities provided a perfect setting for exploration of IT issues with state and local government colleagues. Also this year, the Board voted to "go digital" and eliminated the paper version of the IPMA newsletter, and eliminated the $15 fee associated with IPMA membership.

The IPMA Board is continuing its initiative as a non-profit organization, and has filed for tax exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service. We believe this change is reflective of our mission, and will enable the IPMA to take advantage of some partnerships that might not otherwise have been available.

This year the IPMA will continue to work its priorities 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 feature discussion of IT issues and directions.

I have enjoyed serving as the IPMA Chair for the past year and a half, and I look forward to serving in other capacities in the years to come.

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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.

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Organization and Membership Description

Organization

The IPMA is organized as a Washington State Corporation. There are no stockholders. In 2000 the IPMA Board of Directors was expanded from 11 members to 12 members and the term of office was increased from two years to three years. 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, and two Co-Secretary/Treasurers. No compensation is paid to any member of the Board of Directors for services as a member of the Board.

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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. Effective May 11, 2000 the $15.00 annual membership dues were eliminated. There is only one class of membership.

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IPMA Committees

Committee

Committee Chair

Phone

Budget & Finance

Mary Ellen Bradley

360-407-6670

Communications

Bob Monn
Dennis Jones

360-407-6585
360-664-7895

Executive Seminar

Darrel Riffe
Phil Grigg

360-902-3472
360-902-7452

Forum

Jim Albert
Mike McVicker

360-664-0159
360-902-3129

Professional Development

Don Price
Dennis Laine

360-586-6396
360-438-3225

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IPMA Board of Directors

Name / Office

Agency

Phone

Jim Albert

Attorney General's Office

360-664-0159

Mary Ellen Bradley, Vice-Chair

Dept. of Ecology

360-407-6670

Thomas Bynum,
Co-Secretary/Treasurer

Employment Security Dept.

360-438-4780

Phil Grigg

Dept. of General Admin.

360-902-7452

Dennis Jones

Office of Financial Management

360-664-7695

Dennis Laine

Employment Security Dept.

360-438-3225

Mike McVicker

Dept. of Information Services

360-902-3129

Bob Monn

Dept. of Ecology

360-407-6585

Don Price

Dept. of Corrections

360-586-6396

Darrel Riffe

Dept. of Information Services

360-902-3472

Doug Tanabe,
Co-Secretary/Treasurer

Dept. of Personnel

360-664-6360

Shelagh Taylor, Chair

Dept. of Labor & Industries

360-902-5970

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Schedule of 2000 Events

IPMA conducted the following events during calendar year 2000:

  • Board of Directors meetings - second Thursday of each month, except February.
  • Board of Directors Annual Planning Retreat - February 17-18 at Campbell's Lodge, Lake Chelan, WA.
  • IPMA professional development events - February 24 - e-Government seminar presented by Novell.
  • Executive Breakfast - May 22 at Saint Martin's College, Lacey, WA.
  • Forum – May 23-24 at St. Martin’s College, Lacey, WA.
  • Executive Seminar - September 11-13 at The Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA.

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 2000:

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.
  • 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, $15,000 each has been given to each school. The library and the new student union building were opened in March 2001.

Objectives for 2001:

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

  • Closely monitor and report on the Merrill Lynch Investment Program. Our investment strategy will be reviewed at the annual board of directors meeting in March 2001.
  • 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. Our current commitment will continue through 2002.

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Steve Kolodney

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 2000:

The 2000 IPMA Executive Seminar was held in September at the Skamania Lodge. Approximately 90 persons attended including representatives of 27 state agencies and IPMA's corporate sponsors. The following presentations were made:

Jerry McInturff, Julian Soh, and Colin Corbin - DOR Internal Auditors
"Son of Cyberhacking" Lessons learned over the past twelve months on statewide security. Experiences with other state agencies. What is now happening in the field of prevention. A live demonstration.

Dick Thompson, Director of Government Relations, UW
An agency perspective on the upcoming legislative session with a focus on IT initiatives.

State Representative Gary Alexander
A town meeting style discussion about the upcoming budget session from a legislator's viewpoint.

Steve Kolodney, Director, Department of Information Services
Issues in the current state environment.

Gary Robinson, Senior Assistant Director, Forecasting & Information Services, Office of Financial Management
Future trends in Washington State and the implications for delivery of government services.

Marty Chakoian, CTO, City of Seattle, Mike Herrin, Summit Project Manager, City of Seattle, and Barbara Read, Principal, IBM Global Services
Managing large systems integration projects for success. Lessons learned; what works and what doesn't.

Objectives for 2001:

The IPMA will again offer an Executive Seminar in September, 2001. We expect the seminar to be as successful and well attended as last year's.

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photo of Forum 2000 plaza

Forum

Committee Co-Chairs:

Jim Albert (360-664-0159) and Mike McVicker (360-902-3129)

Purpose:

Forum is an annual information technology seminar and trade show that has been held in Olympia since 1979. Forum continues 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 and to network. 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 2000:

Forum 2000 presented new challenges and opportunities for the IPMA. For the first time, Forum was held at the St. Martin’s College Pavilion in May. New contracts had to be negotiated. Extra efforts had to be taken to advertise the new location and dates for Forum. Forum 2000 was extremely successful and received high praise from participating vendor and attendees. There were 62 vendors booth and approximately 975 attendees. Having 62 vendor booths in one large room was well received. The Worthington Center facility provided great flexibility for setting up conference rooms and breakout rooms. Forum 2000 theme of "e-Government – Services on Demand" was very timely and popular.

For the first time, the Executive Breakfast was held the day before Forum. Breakfast speaker Attorney General Christine Gregoire’s presentation was well received by approximately 150 attendees.

Objectives for 2001:

The theme for Forum 2001 will be "Seamless Services Anytime, Anywhere". Twenty-one corporate sponsors have been signed up for this fiscal year. Approximately half of the forth-four vendor booths have already been sold. Keynote speakers have been approached and ideas for the breakout sessions have been identified.

The following objectives have been endorsed for Forum 2001:

  • Keep Forum in the Olympia area utilizing the May Tuesday-Wednesday format.
  • Manage Forum so that it remains cost effective, realizes at least a 10% profit and meets or exceeds the expectations of attendees and participating vendors;
  • Coordinate with St. Martin’s staff to improve on the use of the Pavilion.
  • Increase attendance through advertising and marketing to ensure that all public sector information technology employees in the South Sound area are aware of Forum and the benefits of attending Forum.
  • Design and distribute an electronic survey to prior Forum attendees to seek their input to determine potential subjects for speaker breakout sessions.
  • Develop enhancements for the use of IPMA’s web site to recruit vendors and to distribute information to participating vendors and attendees.
  • Convert the Executive Breakfast to an Executive Luncheon on the Monday before Forum and schedule it as annual event at the Worthington Center.

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Communications

Committee Co-Chairs:

Bob Monn (360-407-6585) and Dennis Jones (360-664-7695)

Purpose:

The Communications Committee provides IPMA members with information about actions taken by the Board of Directors, special events, seminars, other committee activities, and other items of interest. The Committee maintains the IPMA Internet web site as a means of interacting with IPMA members, sponsors, and others interested in IPMA activities. The Committee publishes the monthly newsletter and maintains the IPMA listserv.

The Communications Committee also is responsible for promoting membership in the IPMA and maintaining the membership roster.

Accomplishments for 2000:

  • Prepared IPMA News, IPMA's newsletter, each month. Conducted on-line survey of newsletter readers in November 2000.
  • Published IPMA's 1999 annual report.
  • Issued annual membership renewal invoices until the IPMA Board of Directors eliminated membership dues effective May 11, 2000. Maintained the IPMA membership database; effective May 11, 2000, new members are added via a web form and updates and deletions are made manually.
  • Administered the IPMA listserv mailing list.
  • Maintained the IPMA web site including:
    • Weekly calendar updates on home page.
    • Web support for Forum 2000.
    • Web support for Executive Seminar 2000 including on-line registration.
    • Web support for a joint IPMA and Department of Personnel information technology training needs survey in July 2000.
    • Web support for electronic voting in annual election of Board members.
    • Initiation of a redesign of the IPMA web site to enhance usability and provide greater focus on IPMA's premier annual events.

Objectives for 2001:

  • Work with other IPMA committees to improve marketing communications for IPMA events.
  • Continue web publication of the monthly newsletter; increase the number of original articles published through more aggressive solicitation of state agencies.
  • Publish information about professional development opportunities for the IT community with emphasis on IPMA-sponsored professional development events.
  • Publish the 2000 IPMA Annual Report.
  • Continue to improve the IPMA web site to provide the IT community with timely information about the IPMA.
  • Establish an IPMA records archive including past issues of IPMA News.

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Professional Development

Committee Chair:

Don Price and Dennis Laine

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 2000:

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 2000 program was as follows:

Date

Topic

Presenter

February 24, 2000

e-Government

Corporate Business Strategist,
Novell

The Committee also jointly developed and conducted a web-based survey of IT training and professional development needs of state agencies.

Objectives for 2001:

The Professional Development Committee has the following objectives for 2001:

  • 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 and that are complementary to those of the Department of Personnel.

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Financial Reports

IPMA Account Balances

(Includes unrealized gains)

As of 12/31/2000

Account

Balance

ASSETS

 

Cash and Bank Accounts

 

Merrill Lynch MM

31,195.73

Total Cash and Bank Accounts

31,195.73

Other Assets

 

Pre-Paid Taxes

1,861.00

Total Other Assets

1,861.00

Investments

 

Investments

95,847.76

Total Investments

95,847.76

TOTAL ASSETS

128,904.49

 

LIABILITIES

0

 

OVERALL TOTAL

128,904.49

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Summary Statement of Income and Expenses

01/01/2000 through 12/31/2000

Category Description

 

INCOME

 

Administration

7,102.05

Communications

480.00

Executive Seminar

64,550.00

Fall Forum

82,135.00

Professional Development

0.00

TOTAL INCOME

154,267.05

 

EXPENSES

 

Administration

21,883.38

Communications

2,718.90

Executive Seminar

60,453.76

Fall Forum

49,523.80

Professional Development

130.72

TOTAL EXPENSES

134,710.56

 

TOTAL INCOME - EXPENSES

19,556.49

Notes:

  • The long-term capital gain distributions were from various mutual funds and were reinvested in those funds, thus increasing the total shares of each held.
  • About $12,000 of the income shown above was the result of less activity in the Professional Development program than was budgeted.
  • $10,000 will be allocated for the payment of the 2001 pledges to St. Martin’s College and South Puget Sound Community College.
  • The remainder will be used as a contingency fund to offset any unanticipated changes in cash flow resulting from the first full year with the funding for the Forum and the Executive Seminar crossing accounting periods.

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IPMA Membership Roster

Name

Organization

James Albert

AGO

Tina Alexander

SPSCC

Nick Althauser

DSHS

Jim Andersen

 

John Anderson

DIS

Brad Babayan

VA

Kerry Barbour

DSHS-Div. of Voc. Rehab.

Alvin Bloomberg

DNR

Thomas Boatright

AGO

Marlene Boisvert

WSP

Nancy Borst

DRS

Mary Ellen Bradley

Ecology

David Brauer

DSHS

Sandy Brede

Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Linda Bremer

GA

Jon Brock

Cascade Center for Public Service (UW)

Lance Calisch

DIS

Steve Chiechi

DIS

Mark Childs

ESD

Denise Christensen

DSHS-ISSD

Mike Clark

OFM

James Cleghorn

Information Systems & Strategies, Inc.

Paul Clemens

DIS

Phil Coates

 

Lourdes Collins

DIS

Joe Coogan

 

Daron Cook

OMWBE

Mike Curtright

DIS

Carol Daugherty

DOP

Bruce DeLoria

DIS

Robert Deshaye

DIS

David Dobson

DOP

Darrel Eidson

WSP

Paul Erickson

DSHS-ESA

Brian Everson

WSP

Daniel Fannin

CIS

Constance Felt

GA

Vladimir Foronda

Commission on Judicial Conduct

Penny French

WSL

Bruce Gorsky

OFM

Cliff Gott

DIS

Phil Grigg

GA

Reid "Skip" Grover

DSHS-ISSD

John Haley

LCB

Sheryl Hall

DRS

Ron Halloway

DOH

James Hammond

DOH

Sadie Hawkins

OFM

Marie Heins

ESD

Ed Heiser

Public Employment Relations Comm.

Andy Hill

AGO

Robert Hinsch

WA State Workforce Training Board

Allen Jakobitz

Emergency Management Division

Mark Johnson

Centralia College - T&CS

Dennis Jones

OFM

Keith Kawamura

GA

Robert Kelley

 

Marla Kentfield

OST

Soung Kim

Office of the Insurance Commissioner

David Koch

DIS

Steve Kolodney

DIS

Darlene Kosoff

DIS

Michael Kretzler

UTC

Dennis Laine

Retired

Kelly Ann Landers

DSHS-CA

Susan Langen

DSHS-ISSD

William Lanouette

L&I

Shirley Lee

AGO

James Lee

State Investment Board

Oliver P. Leonard

WSL

Ray LeVee

GA

Karen Lichtenstein

DSHS

Dan Lipp

BIIA

Paul Longwell

 

Dean Luedtke

IAC

Linda Mae-Richardson

The Evergreen State College

Andy Marcelia

DOL

Shannon Marshall

DRS

Richard Martin

DIS

Tom Martin

WSL

Samuel Martin

DIS

Jeff Matheney

Military Department

Julius May

DSHS-ESA

Michael McVicker

DIS

Tom Means

Gambling Commission

Kay Metsker

DIS

Bob Monn

Ecology

Fran Muskopf

DOH

Ted Nelson

Communications Technology Center

Renia Neuhauser

DSHS

Ariyo Oyetuga

ESD

Clark Palmer

WSP

Tom Parma

DIS

Dan Parsons

WSP

Lonnie Paul

DSHS-ESA-DMOS

Jeff Paulsen

DSHS-AASA

R. Kathy Pickens-Rucker

Corrections

Kim Pierson

Ecology

Paul Piper 

DIS

Don Price

Corrections

Dale Putnam

WSP

Barbara Richardson

 

Brian Richardson

GA

Amy Ridgeway

HCA

Christy Ridout

DSHS

Darrel Riffe

DIS

Ron Robbins

Lottery

Gary Robinson

OFM

Vicki Rummig 

OFM

Ginny G. Schenck

L&I

Michael Scroggins

Communications Technology Center

Mike Seale

DOL

Karl Seitz

Lottery

Glenn Shepherd Sr.

SAO

Lynn Singleton

Salmon Recovery Office

Scott Smith

DIS

Susie Smith

SAO

Anne Soiza

L&I

Lonnie Sorrells

OMWBE

John Specht

DRS

Debbie Stewart

Ecology

Clyde Strickland

DOP

Wade Stringer

Corrections

Ed Strozyk

SPI

Peter Tamayo

DSHS-CA

Doug Tanabe

DOP

Glen Tapanila

OFM

Shelagh Taylor

L&I

Betty Tenney

Communications Technology Center

Roland Tollefson

Central Washington University

James Vane

DIS

Phil Wilson

DSHS-ISSD

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IPMA Corporate Sponsors

IPMA wishes to thank the following Corporate Sponsors for their support in 1999-2000:

Sponsor

Representative

CISCO

Paul Werner

Compaq

John Stewart

CSI

Lem Putnum

Dell

Mary Verdurmen

Extreme Networks

Scott Nelson

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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