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Letter from the Editor

Monday, January 29, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kevin B. Wood, LS
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Dear Surveyors of the Commonwealth of Virginia:

My first day on the job as ODS editor and I can see this is a busy position already. I will be working with Ebonique Ellis from JMP&A.  She and Gary Faulhaber did a great job moving the digital version of ODS to where it is now. I hope to continue and expand from this effort. Our 2018 editorial schedule is as follows:

  • 1st Tuesday-Reminder to members for articles.

  • 2nd Tuesday-Review proposed content of monthly edition.

  • Last Monday-Review

  • Last Thursday-Publication

This above schedule provides some detail on when you will need to submit news, photographs, and articles to make a certain month’s publication. Please feel free to submit anytime though as we can always save it for the following month if necessary.

The ODS will target personal stories of surveyors in our local areas, as well as news from the Chapters. This is a great opportunity to build enthusiasm in your Chapter events through information in the ODS. We also hope to update the membership with articles from the various VAS committees. Many VAS members may not feel connected to what the committees are doing, so this will help bridge that gap. If you have an idea for an article, send me a note (, maybe we can help get that into the ODS. This is the newsletter of the members of the VAS so please make it work for you.

Kevin B. Wood, LS
2nd Vice President
Virginia Association of Surveyors