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MAPA Newsletter
June 2016 Issue

2016 Board of Directors 
Larry Cohen, President
Lancaster Parking Authority

Mark Pace, Vice President
Montgomery College  

Andy Wilson, Secretary
O & S Associates
Brian Simmons, Treasurer
University of MD, Baltimore

Howard Benson
Control Systems, Inc.
Bill Boyle
Federal Parking, Inc. 
Barry Davis
Magnetic Automation

Steven Grant
Aberdeen Management Group

Angela Hall
University of MD, Baltimore
Jason Reynolds
The Shockey Precast Group
Past President
Ray Infussi
Coppin State University

Upcoming Events

July 21
Parking & Baseball
Washington Nationals Stadium

October 18
Fall Golf Tournament
Rocky Point Golf Course
Essex, MD
October 19
MAPA Annual Fall Conference
Baltimore, MD
Letter from the President


Dear MAPA Members,


It's only May, and MAPA has already had two great events! On April 15, MAPA joined forces with the Parking Association of the Virginias for a Spring Training Workshop on Tactical Communications. The class was taught by Cindy Campbell from IPI.  Over 50 members from both organizations came together for the training, lunch and industry round-table discussions.


On May 12, we hosted MAPA's first Parking & Baseball Family Night at Orioles Park at Camden Yards. Some 30 members brought their kids and other family and friends to see the Orioles beat the Tigers 7-5.


MAPA is looking for members to contribute to the Newsletter.  If you have something you think other members might enjoy please send it to MAPA's Administrator, Dawn Marti.    


As always please feel free to contact myself or any of the other board members with your ideas and suggestions.   See you at an upcoming event!


Larry J. Cohen, CAPP

MAPA President

"How Parking Saved My Life"
By:  Larry J. Cohen, CAPP

We've all heard and mostly agree that "...we didn't grow up wanting to be parking professionals..."  So for most of us, we somehow found our way into the profession. Our paths to becoming  parking professionals is as diverse as the cars parked in our garages.  My story is no different.  But in many ways, parking saved my life,  and maybe yours as well. 

MAPA Annual Conference * October 19th
Call for Presentations

MAPA is looking for a few great speakers!
If you have a terrific topic idea and a great presentation to go along with it submit it to Dawn Marti  by July 15th. Submissions should include the topic, brief overview, objectives, speaker picture and bio in a WORD format. 
MAPA Parking & Baseball
July 21st * 11:30 AM
Washington Nationals Stadium
Join MAPA members and sponsors at Washington Nationals Stadium for Parking and Baseball, Thursday, July 21st at 11:30 am. Registration includes tickets, lunch and our sponsors will offer power pitches on their products and services. Afterwards cheer on the Nationals to win!  Education, networking and fun at a reasonable price! That's the MAPA way!

Registration Fees:
  • MAPA Member: $65
  • Non-Member: $85
  • Sponsorship: $750
Our Sponsors
Greenbelt Station Parking Structure Takes Shape 
Design of the Verde at Greenbelt Station parking structure offered numerous challenges even during the bid process, as features including precast planters hung off the spandrels, separate cornice pieces, and a non-repetitive mix of architectural colors and textures were added to the design. Shockey's flexibility and expertise in handling complex parking structure projects ensured that the changes were quickly and seamlessly incorporated into the estimating process, and a price and schedule were developed that would meet the Owner's budget and overall construction schedule, as well as aesthetic vision for the Verde at Greenbelt Station residential community.