Accomplishments
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  • ·      Retained the respected Richmond-based firm McGuire Woods Consulting to be the VAS lobbyist, representing the interests of surveyors before the General Assembly and Virginia state government agencies

    ·      The John Foster School, to prepare future surveyors, held July 23-26, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.  This four-day school featured two distinct separate courses of study and review for those preparing for the “Fundamentals of Surveying” and “Principals & Practice of Surveying” state administered licensing exams

    ·      Won NCEES approval of a Surveying Candidate Objectives for Recruitment and Education (SCORE) application to fund a workforce development program focused in the Middle-Atlantic region to conduct market research and design and implement a program to promote a career in surveying

    ·      Established a new membership benefit - job postings on the VAS website

    ·      VAS had booths at several career conferences in which we promoted surveying before Virginia high school teachers, administrators, school counselors, career coaches, students, and parents in the Commonwealth

    ·      Secured a 2019 Surveyors Week proclamation from Governor Northam in March

    ·      Our Committee on the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) 2022 is developing state legislation and advocacy and education materials on the new NGS datum

    ·      Hosted continuing education seminars on GIS, Liability, Data Accuracy, Floodplains, Elevation Certificates, and Base Flood Elevations

    ·      The 2019 annual convention held April 24-27 at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, VA featured a sold-out exhibit hall, more than 16 hours of education sessions, and networking events

    ·      Worked to oppose a bill in the General Assembly and signed by the Governor that permits the use of unsurveyed GIS boundary lines to resolve disputes between localities and approved the retention of a lobbyist to help prevent future legislation detrimental to the surveying profession in Virginia

    ·      Stayed connected with the membership through social media, email alerts, and our monthly e-newsletter, The Old Dominion Surveyor

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