• Membership is increasing! 
  • The 2020 Conference will be co-hosted with Western Federation of Professional Surveyors (WFPS) and will be held at the Tulalip Resort. 
  • A Fall Workshop which will include a track for technicians will be held in the Vancouver area.
  • LSAW Board of Directors has voted to endorse James Wengler for a second 5-year term on the Board of Registration for Engineers and Land Surveyors (BORPELS).
  • Senate Bill 5443 will separate BORPELS from DOL which is needed to separate budgetary items and clarify roles. LSAW Board of Directors took action to support this bill.
  • BORPELS is looking for volunteers to assist with beta testing the proposed new state-specific exam. This would count toward continuing education. If interested contact James Wengler.
  • A revised form of affidavit of minor correction has been submitted by the ad-hoc committee. The LSAW Board of Directors accepted this form as a starting point to open discussions with the DNR Survey Advisory Board (SAB). LSAW SAB Liaison Tom Barger will open discussions.
  • Evergreen State Surveyor magazine will be printed and mailed twice this year. The first issue will be published at the end of March. Contact Editor Ben Petersen regarding advertising opportunities or to contribute an article.
  • Matt Rasmussen and Tony Chenier were appointed to the Budget and Finance Committee.
  • George Raper, PLS 9947 was awarded Life Membership. 
  • LSAW is pursuing a sponsor for monument preservation legislation. The committee continues to work towards introducing a bill. A grassroots effort will be needed to support the bill when it does move forward.
  • The Bylaws Committee has developed boilerplate bylaws for each LSAW Chapter. Chapters will begin the processing of adopting revised bylaws.
  • The Urban Surveyor position on the DNR SAB is open; if interested contact the SAB by the end of March. 
  • Renton Tech’s second year on-line surveying program is up and running.
  • Did you know that you can support the LSAW Education Foundation by becoming a member? Membership is only $35 and support student scholarships. Visit: lsawfoundation.org  
  • National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) will host “Day on the Hill” on April 10th. LSAW will have several representatives that will participate in this lobby day.
  • New prevailing wage rates go into effect in March.
  • The WFPS Disaster Relief fund is being administered through NSPS. Urgent assistance is needed for land surveyors that have been affected by wildfires. Donations are now being accepted and can be mailed to WFPS, 526 South E Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. 
  • National Surveyors Week is March 18-23.