PIPTA originated as a nonprofit organization in 2005 and was then called the Northwest Parking Association (NWPA). It was founded by a group of professionals who saw value in a regional organization designed to provide parking and transportation colleagues a forum to discuss common challenges, share information, and keep abreast of best practices. Founding members included Steve Cordon, Jared Everett, Judith Gray, Michael Jacobs, Casey Jones, Ruth Lane, Kevin Kinney, John Shaheen, Rand Stramm, and Angela Timmen. Casey Jones from University of Colorado at Boulder served as the first Board President.
NWPA held its inaugural conference in Vancouver, WA between July 30 and August 1, 2006. By the time the third annual conference was held in Boise in 2008, NWPA was already going strong with 120 attendees and proving attractive to professionals across the west. Consequently, when the fourth annual conference rolled out between July 26-28 2009 in Tacoma the organization had changed its name to Pacific Intermountain Parking and Transportation Association (PIPTA) to reflect its broader geographical reach into the mountain west states and to include transportation as well as parking. Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2015 the PIPTA conference had grown to 27 educational sessions, including a Green Garage certification workshop in partnership with the International Parking Institute.
PIPTA is still growing strong today and has not wavered from its core mission: to provide for the growth and development of people and organizations involved in parking and transportation.
History of PIPTA Conferences:
|1||Vancouver, Washington||July 30-August 1, 2006 (as NWPA)|
|2||Vancouver, Washington||July 30-August 1, 2007 (as NWPA)|
|3||Boise, Idaho||July 27-29, 2008 (as NWPA)|
|4||Tacoma, Washington||July 26-28, 2009|
|5||Boulder, Colorado||August 1-3, 2010 (in partnership with RMACT)|
|6||Vancouver, Washington||July 17-19, 2011|
|7||Seattle, Washington||July 15-17, 2012|
|8||Eugene, Oregon||July 14-16, 2013|
|9||Seattle, Washington||July 13-15, 2014|
|10||Vancouver, Washington||July 20-22, 2015|
|11||Denver, Colorado||July 20-22, 2015|
|12||Tacoma, Washington||July 12-14, 2017|
|13||Portland, Oregon||July 25-27, 2018 (upcoming)|