Committees & Projects

PRIA is involved in multiple projects on a year-round basis. Projects are managed by committees or work groups that meet, discuss and ultimately produce all projects and publications, and help advance PRIA standards throughout the property records industry.

Joining a PRIA committee or work group is a great way to get involved with PRIA and learn about changes to the property records industry. By joining a committee or work group, you can contribute directly to the creation of new standards and get an early view into new technologies and trends.

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Volunteer opportunities

PRIA volunteers gain valuable knowledge and insights from the collective expertise of other property records professionals. Plus, serving on a committee or work group is an excellent way to get started in PRIA.

If you’re interested in volunteering, click here to fill out our volunteer form and indicate your areas of interest. You may also contact one of our committee chairpersons directly below, or call us at 919-459-2081 for more information.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is responsible for all channels PRIA uses to communicate with its members and the public.  The committee will:

  • Direct editorial content for newsletters
  • Recommend social media posts
  • Determine content and distribution of periodic press releases
  • Consider other communications methods to benefit the membership

Meets 4th Tuesday of every month, 3 p.m., Eastern Time.

Committee Co-Chairs
Josh Dosson, US Imaging
Shawnyne Garren, Douglas Co., NV
Board Liaisons
Sharon Martin, Washington Co., WI
Christie Adams, eRecording Partners Network
Education Committee

The Education Committee is responsible for delivering the PRIA work products to the membership and PRIA Local Chapters.  The committee will:

  • Work with the conference planners to build program content
  • Develop content for periodic webinars
  • Oversee the function and programming for the PRIA Local Chapters

Meets 2nd Thursday of every month, 2 p.m., Eastern Time.

Committee Co-Chairs
Kerrie Hudson, Oklahoma City, OK
Board Liaisons
Kyle Quackenbush, Orange Co., FL
Governance Committee

The Governance Committee maintains the foundational documents for PRIA.  The committee will:

  • Review the PRIA bylaws bi-annually.
  • Review the PRIA Operating Rules bi-annually.
  • Oversee PRIA awards activities.
  • Oversee the annual board elections.
  • Develop the annual budget.

Meets as needed.

Committee Co-Chairs
Staci Hoffman, Jefferson Co., WI
Ryan Crowley, Pioneer Technology Group
Board Liaisons
Teresa Kiel, Guadalupe Co., TX
Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for member retention and recruitment, while monitoring membership categories and the commensurate dues structure.   The committee will:

  • Track membership renewal and recruitment on a monthly basis and develop programs to recruit new members.
  • Review and update the PRIA membership dues structure annually.

Meets 2nd Wednesday of every month, 1:30 p.m., Eastern Time.

Committee Co-Chairs
Lindsay Laufersweiler, Webster Co., IA
Liz Kelly, Ernst Publishing
Board Liaisons
Brandon Krause, Bay Co., MI
Nakia McFarland, Kofile Technologies
Standards & Best Practices Committee

The Standards & Best Practices Committee is responsible for monitoring the progress of all PRIA work products.  The committee will:

  • Assist members in presenting work product ideas to the Board of Directors.
  • Monitor all work products, in process.
  • Recommend potential new work products.

Meets every other month on the first Friday at Noon, Eastern Time.

How an Idea Becomes a Standard

Work Group Development and Approval Process

Work Project Request Form

Responsibilities and Expectations of PRIA Leaders

Committee Co-Chairs
Rachel Sanchez, Ottawa Co., MI
Larry Burtness, Figure Technologies
Board Liaisons
Sharon Blount-Baker, Crawford Co., AR
Staff Facilitator
Current Projects
Project Co-Chairs
Mary Louise Nicholson, Tarrant Co., TX

Meets every other Thursday at 2 p.m., Eastern Time.

Project Co-Chairs
Dan Crank, Butler Co., OH

Meets every other Tuesday at 2 p.m., Eastern Time.

Project Co-Chairs
Chad Montgomery, Box Elder Co., UT

Meets every other Tuesday, 2 p.m., Eastern Time.

Project Co-Chairs
Carrie Kilgore, Crawford Co., AR
Kim LeGate, eRecording Partners Network

Meets every other Wednesday at 3 p.m., ET.