Collaboration Is Key
Our goals may be diverse in nature but they always intersect for progress and the betterment of society
I hope this letter finds you in the best of health and spirits. I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who has reached out to me as I assume my new role as Chair of AAMVA.
As I continue to travel with my peers, I realize that no matter how different we seem, we are united by embracing new ideas and working toward common goals. Our goals may be diverse in nature but they always intersect for progress and the betterment of society.
The opportunities to learn from others and exchange information is immense throughout the AAMVA community. This year’s Global DMV Summit in Belgium allowed us to share topics including the international exchange of the encrypted keys for mobile DL interoperability and strategies to prevent the unintended exportation of unsafe vehicles. Another collaboration with Sweden provided information about their integration of self-service kiosks that was invaluable.
AAMVA has been a leader in paving the way for innovative solutions whether it’s building international relationships to shape reciprocal agreements, advancing mobile credentialing or embracing technological innovations to reduce highway fatalities and quickly move good and services.
As highlighted in this edition, we are making strides in the fight against drunk driving; however, there’s still work to be done. Much needed technology is becoming more widely available and we are hopeful that its impact will help us save lives. I am very proud to have been on my state’s MADD Board of Directors for decades and am a past MADD Golden Achievement Award recipient.
I hope you will also pay special attention to the article about alternative license plates as it reflects a forward-thinking mindset that considers both environmental sustainability and individual expression.
I want to personally thank each and every one of you for your role in AAMVA. Your passion, dedication and willingness to invest your time and energy are truly remarkable. The progress AAMVA has made would not have been possible without your involvement, and I am incredibly proud to be a part of a community that rallies together for such meaningful causes.
As we move forward, I am confident that your efforts will continue to yield positive results and inspire others to join in. Together, we can create a safer, more responsible and forward-looking society that values the well-being of its members.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to support you or if you need assistance in any way. Your dedication has motivated me, and I am more than willing to contribute to our shared goals.
Wishing you all the best and looking forward to our continued collaboration.