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Secretary Peters Helps AAMVA Celebrate 75th at Orlando AIC

U.S. Transportation Sec- retary Mary Peters told AAMVA delegates that her agency puts safety first, and thanked the AAMVA community for sharing that vision. “This is an important confer- ence, and AAMVA is an important organization,” Peters said, in keynot- ing AAMVA’s 75th AIC in Orlando in late August.

“Motor vehicle agen- cies are on the front lines in ensuring that vehicles are properly registered,” Peters noted, adding that “AAMVA members are partners without whom we could not have made as much progress as we have in saving lives.” Peters said that with the motor vehicle and law enforcement commu- nity’s initiatives, “we can be fully confident that our roads are safer and continuing to improve.”

Other highlights included:

Immediate Past Chair Glenn Turner and AAMVA President & CEO Neil Schuster kicked off the 2008 AIC with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

k AAMVA members braved the elements to attend AIC in the face of hurricane threats and heavy rain—and they did so in large numbers. This AIC saw the highest attendance of the last 5 years in terms of jurisdictional representation, total agency and industry members and govern- ment officials. Board Chair Glenn Turner, chief of staff, Florida DMV presided over the meeting, and turned the gavel over to George Valverde, Direc- tor of California DMV. k In addition to Valverde, the membership

elected Charles O’Donnell, registrar, Motor Vehicles, New Brunswick (Canada) Department of Public Safety; Lynne Judd, administrator, Wiscon- sin Division of Motor Vehicles; and Judy Brown, chief, Driver License Division, Texas Department of Public Safety to the AAMVA executive committee. k John H. Hill, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator, spoke at the conference and thanked AAMVA mem- bers for their partner- ship in promoting commercial vehicle safety, noting “the

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“It’s (VIN cloning) the newest trend, mostly in high- end vehicle theft,” said Dave Ecklund, a locally based special agent with the National Insurance Crime Bureau.“It’s identity theft for vehicles, simply put.”

  • The Post and Courier , Sunda , August 3, 2008

MOVE | Fall 2008

UPCOMING EVENTS

December 3-4, 2008

Region iV ConfeRenCe Planning Meeting

Hyatt Place Las Vegas, Nevada

December 5-7, 2008

Region ii ConfeRenCe Planning Meeting

The Peabody Hotel Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas

January 7-8, 2009

aaMVa BoaRd of diReCtoRs Meeting

Crowne Plaza San Marcos Chandler, Arizona

June 7-11, 2009

Region ii ConfeRenCe

The Peabody Hotel Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas

June 28-July 1, 2009

Region iV ConfeRenCe

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Lake Louise, Alberta

July 16-21

Region i ConfeRenCe

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel Boston, Massachusetts

For more information or to register for an association event, visit the “Events” section of the AAMVA Web site at www.aamva.org or call (703) 522-4200.

*All functions are AAMVA meetings unless otherwise noted.

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