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The PMI Ottawa Valley Outaouais Chapter can trace its beginnings to the early 1980′s. At that time an Ottawa Director, Don Chutter, on the PMI Montreal Chapter’s Board represented PMI members in the Ottawa area. In 1981 there were 43 PMI members in the National Capital Region and neighbouring centres. It was concluded that the time was right to arrange a meeting in Ottawa for the convenience of local members and as a medium for promoting the recruitment of additional members.
The initial meeting which took place 1981 in the form of a joint venture with the Ottawa Section of the American Association of Cost Engineers. The program consisted of a presentation on the overall management of Ottawa’s $200 million Rideau Centre Development. The meeting was well publicized and attracted an audience of 125. Other sessions were held in 1982-1984.
In August 1984, Don Chutter sent out a letter to PMI members in and around the National Capital Region regarding the formation of a new PMI Chapter. The first meeting of the Proposed Ottawa Valley Outaouais Chapter took place on 1984 10 29. The interim executive for organizing the Chapter consisted of David Curling, Chair; Scott Smith, Secretary/Treasurer; Blayne McCrum, Membership/Marketing; Don Chutter, Chapter By-laws/Goals; and Lois Curling, Meeting Arrangements. The Chapter was officially chartered by PMI in 1985.
Since 1985, PMI OVOC has enjoyed a substantial growth, led by extremely competent and committed volunteers. The membership at the end of September 2005 was 1608 and some 1034 members have obtained their PMP Certification.
Today PMI OVOC has more than 1900 members consisting of professionals across all fields of knowledge.