Some of the import issues that you should be aware of are as follows:

·         The purpose of the NSPS Foundation is to promote educational, scientific, and charitable activities in the field of surveying, mapping, and land information sciences. As a result of its support for surveyors who have suffered devastating losses due to hurricanes Michael in Florida and Georgia and Florence in the eastern U.S., the foundation coffers are in need of replenishment. The following donations have been made. $5,000 each by WI, SD, and NJ.; $2,000 by FL; and $1,000 by OK and IL.

·        The Certified Survey Technician (CST) program is alive, well, and growing. CST has a new comprehensive, one-stop website . A review and update of all test questions has been completed.

·         The following four motions came before the board and passed.
o    Motion 1: State DOTs Promotion of CST Program (CST)
o    Motion 2: Inquiry into ASCE Survey Standards
o    Motion 3: NSPS Dues Increase
o    Motion 4: Amendment to 100% Membership MOU

If you would like more information about any of these motions and/or their background information, please contact me.

The next NSPS meeting April 10 – 13, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. This includes the NSPS Day on the Hill on Wednesday, April 10. Join us as we discuss legislation affecting the surveying profession with our members of Congress.