• The LSAW Board of Directors met in person for the first time in 2 years on Saturday, March 5, 2022!

  • The 2022 Conference in Vancouver, WA was a well-attended successful event! Although it was a smaller conference than usual, those in attendance were happy to be back to an in-person Conference. The 2023 Conference will be held at the Grand Davenport in Spokane on February 15-17, 2023. If you missed the Conference, the 2021 Virtual Conference recordings are currently available for purchase on the LSAW website. These include over 80 hours of recordings that can be purchased as a full set or by individual session.

  • Lynee Forsyth was awarded the 20Aaron Blaisdell was awarded the 2021 Surveyor of the Year award. Ben Petersen and Jon Warren were granted Life memberships. Congratulations to all our award recipients!

  • A Celebration of Life for Jim Coan is planned for August 13th at Renton Technical College. We will notify the membership as more details become available.

  • As we transition into in-person Chapter meetings, LSAW will continue to hold statewide virtual Roundtable meetings. This will bring together members from across the state in an informal setting to discuss the latest issues relevant to the profession. Meeting dates will be announced later this year.

  • The LSAW Foundation awarded almost $12,000 in its latest round of scholarships.

  • LSAW members are encouraged to check out Mentoring Mondays, a free weekly virtual discussion group for the profession. 

  • Help build the 2022 Transformation Tool, get out and collect GPS on benchmarks. Tom Barger is coordinating this effort for Washington State. The deadline has been extended.

Each chapter should plan to occupy the priority benchmarks in their region. Information located at: https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/GPSonBM/ 

  • Make sure you are signed up for the DNR Survey Advisory Board Listserv to stay informed of current actions. Click Here to Sign Up

  • Be sure to subscribe to the LSAW Calendar (google calendar) or check back often as Chapter and other events are added.
The WGS Control Warehouse Retired to Archive
The original WCCS Control Warehouse has evolved over the past 27 years. It has now moved to a static archive.
The move to retire the records to a static archive is the end of a legacy of the control warehouse initiative, which began in 1995. Spearheaded by WADNR, Pierce, King, and Snohomish Counties, a team of volunteers developed a generic control record report for MS Access that was adopted by many counties, cities, and agencies to document their own survey control with a standard report for internal uses and/or public access.

It's That Time a Year!
2022 Membership Dues
Second notices for LSAW Membership Dues have been mailed. Click here to pay dues online. If you are not currently a member but would like to join and receive a 2022 dues invoice, please email the LSAW Executive Office.
NSPS News & Views
It has been brought to our attention that some members are not receiving the NSPS News and Views. News and Views is generated through a third-party provider and NSPS does its best to keep the list updated. 
If not receiving the NSPS News and Views eNewsletter please subscribe with your current email address - https://multibriefs.com/briefs/NSPS/ Back issues can also be found on the website
Women Surveyors Summit

The Women Surveyors Summit is back and in-person for 2022! This year the 3rd annual summit will be held in Williamsburg, VA. The Summit is scheduled for July 28-31, 2022.

The Women Surveyors Summit, hosted by Future Surveyors Foundation is held to support and promote diversity in the land surveying profession. This is a "for women, by women" event and will include opportunities for continuing education. Networking, a panel discussion, and a seminar with breakouts are scheduled. Group tours and social activities are planned in the afternoon and evenings. More details will be posted in the next couple of weeks.

Registration is open! Visit the Future Surveyors Foundation website for more information. https://futuresurveyors.org/women-surveyors-summit
Job Board
New opportunities posted on the LSAW Job Board!

LSAW - New Member Benefit
FS Exam Study Course
LSAW in conjunction with the Western Federation of Professional Surveyors (WFPS) is pleased to announce the availability of a new online study course. Approximately 16 hours of videos and a manual to help you prepare to take the Fundamentals of Surveying exam. 

Topics: Topics included are based on the current NCEES Fundaments of Surveying (FS) exam specifications and recommended knowledge. https://ncees.org/wp-content/uploads/FS-CBT-specs.pdf

Presenters: Dane Courville, PLS and Knud Hermansen, PLS, PE, Ph.D.
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