Highlights from the Board

The LSAW Board of Directors met in person at Renton Technical College on Saturday, November 5, 2022, in conjunction with the Fall Seminar which was held on Friday.

  • There were 55 attendees at the Fall Seminar which included an all-day CFedS program as well as an all-day Survey Technician program.

  •  LSAW is developing a plan to license the webinar/ conference recordings for chapters to utilize at meetings.

  •  Kris Kline is under contract with LSAW to update the Washington State Common Law of Surveys and Property Boundaries publication. Kris will be at the Spring Conference and will present on the updates.

  • LSAW supported the Board of Registration’s proposed amendments to RCW 18.43.100 relative to license by comity.

  • DNR is proposing a change in fee for filing maps and has released a “Notice of Rulemaking for WAC 332-150-030 Filing and Recording Fees for Survey Maps”. The current fee is $64 and was set in 2015. The proposed amount will be released in the next notice.

  • Next issue of the Evergreen State Surveyor is scheduled to come out in January. Editor Ben Petersen would like pictures of your surveying truck boxes if you have an interesting design to share.

  • LSAW is looking for a Monument Preservation Bill sponsor in order to reintroduce the bill in 2023; it will no longer be going through as an agency request by DNR. Contact Pat Beehler at [email protected] if you know a legislator willing to support monument preservation.


  • North Central Chapter announced that Wenatchee Valley College’s “Engineering Tech Program” now includes surveying courses.

  • Carla Meritt continues to take the lead on outreach and one of the latest ideas is to connect with Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Contact Carla at [email protected] if you have ideas or would like to help with Outreach. Additionally, NCEES is currently developing an outreach website with resources for educators, counselors, students, and land surveyor volunteers

  • Officer elections were held and the 2023 Officers are as follows:


Tony Chenier, President (by succession)

Amanda Askren, President-Elect

Desi Schilling, Vice President

Lynee Forsyth, Secretary

Doug Vogt, Treasurer

Chris Jepson, Immediate Past President (by succession)


  • Future Meeting Dates:

February 15-17, 2023 - Conference at the Grand Davenport in Spokane

February 18, 2023 Board Meeting, Spokane, WA


  • 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. Deadline is December 2022.


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


  • Be sure to subscribe to the LSAW Calendar (google calendar) or check back often as Chapters and other events are added.
Click Here to Download Full Minutes of Board of Directors Meeting

It is time to renew your LSAW membership dues.

E-notices were sent on Monday, December 12th. If you have not received the e-notice or if you prefer a mailed invoice, please contact LSAW Executive Office.

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NSPS Elections - Vote Today!

If you are a licensed member of LSAW you are automatically a member of NSPS. Electronic ballots have been emailed. If you have not received a ballot (check your spam) please let us know.

The NSPS election website allows the voter to click on each candidate to review their bios for further information. Once the candidates are selected, a verification page is displayed for confirming the choices.

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LSAW Conference 2023

Leaps, Metes, & Bounds


February 15-17, 2023

Grand Davenport

Spokane, WA

Featured Speakers/Programs:

Kris Kline

Jan VanSickle

CFedS Program

Survey Technician Track

Reserve Your Hotel Room Today!

The Davenport Grand, Autograph Collection

333 West Spokane Falls Boulevard Spokane, Washington 99201

Special Group Rate: $149, Waived Amenity Fee

Cut-off Date: January 18th (reserve early, rooms will sell out!)

Group Rate Parking Fee: $17

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Exhibit & Sponsor Registration

We are offering more opportunities than ever before to showcase and help promote our exhibitors and sponsors. These exciting opportunities are limited. Don’t miss this chance to secure one of these exclusive sponsorship opportunities! All sponsorships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Scholarship Auction

The LSAW Foundation will be front and center again at the 2023 LSAW Conference, as we celebrate the past year’s scholarship winners and begin our drive for funding in 2023. We will once again feature our 50/50 Raffle at the conference (a huge success the past few years), as well as the annual Silent Auction - Remember, the LSAW Foundation is a nonprofit organization and all proceeds from the Silent Auction and the 50/50 Raffle will go directly to the Foundation Scholarship fund. In order to make this another successful year, we need your help in procuring and/or donating items for the auction.

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New Outreach Posters Available

Participating in career technical education (CTE) events, STEM events, and events focusing on school counselors, has proven successful. Special thanks to Trent Keenan for developing a poster that can be distributed at these events. The poster depicts the different paths to licensure and features QR codes along the path to resources such as Trig-Star, Get Kids Into Survey, Future Cities, NSPS CST, and more. If you are participating in an outreach event targeted toward counselors or CTE professionals and would like handout posters, please contact LSAW at [email protected]

Job Board

New opportunities posted on the LSAW Job Board!

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Each webinar features an NGS employee delving into a topic of interest, and generally includes a moderated question and answer session. These webinars are geared toward geospatial professionals as well as educators/students of geodesy and remote sensing. 

Registration is free, webinars are streamed via GoToWebinar, and video recordings are made available for later viewing. 

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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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