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This guidance is a victory for VAS, as it was requested by the association as a result of certain local government actions (including Accomack County) that would have imposed limits on what surveyors are licensed to perform under state law.
Judy Hite Obituary and Memorial Service Information
Legislation in General Assembly
Announcing Member-Get-a-Member Campaign
The VAS Board recently approved a Member-Get-A-Member campaign. If you are a current member and recruit a new VAS member, we'll provide a credit toward your next year's VAS and NSPS dues!
The Member-Get-A-Member incentive is a 20% discount for recruiting each new regular voting member of VAS (5% discount for associate members) not to exceed 100% (does not include chapter dues). Bring in five new members and you'll receive a full year's credit of your VAS and NSPS dues. The new recruits excludes newly licensed surveyors who have been contacted by VAS.
Help keep the Virginia Association of Surveyors strong. Recruit members and save!
Virginia Association of Surveyors Names Michael Starling as New President
The Virginia Association of Surveyors (VAS) announced today that Michael Starling has assumed the office of President of the association for 2016.
Mr. Starling was sworn in at the VAS General Membership Meeting and Convention held January 21-23, 2016 in Norfolk, VA.
Michael is the owner of Shoreline Surveyors, in Accomac, Virginia. Starling began his career in surveying in 1988, received his license in 2002, and started Shoreline Surveyors in 2005.
Michael has been a member of the Virginia Association of Surveyors since 2003. He has served on the board of the Tidewater Chapter from 2005 to 2014, and as First Vice President of VAS from 2014-2015.
Michael succeeds David Gardy, owner of Gardy and Associates of New Kent, VA, after a successful term as President.
"I am excited and honored to take on this new role within the Virginia Association of Surveyors," said Starling. "I hope to continue the traditions of the VAS while leading the association and the surveying profession in new initiatives."
VAS recently introduced a new logo, will launch a new website in the spring, began a strategic planning process, and is developing new programs, educational instruction and networking opportunities for surveyors across the Commonwealth.
Virginia Association of Surveyors Announces Plat Contest Winners
The annual Plat Contest judges adherence to the minimum standards set forth by NSPS and VAS, and entries are judged by a panel of out of town guests. Categories include Subdivision Plats; Topographical Maps; ALTA/ACSM Survey Maps; Miscellaneous Maps; and Boundary/Cadastral Maps.
The following winners were announced at the Awards Luncheon on January 23. First and second place winners in each category are invited to enter their winning plats in the 2016 NSPS Map/Plat Design Competition.
ALTA/ACSM Surveys Maps
Congratulations to the winners!