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June 24, 2016 Summer Seminar: "BusinessTrak"

Instructor Deborah Gill

BusinessTrak is the track to increased profitability and value in your firm. Technical skills are not the only skill needed to advance yourself or your firm; developing business skills will aid you in making the critical decisions needed to increase your own value and that of the firm. This all-day program will give you:

Instructor: Deborah Gill, CPA, CGMA, CDFA is the Chief Financial Officer at Precision Measurements, Inc. (PMI), a 50+ person land-surveying firm located in Virginia Beach, VA. Before joining PMI in July 2014, Deborah was the Director of Business Operations at Clark Nexsen, PC, a 550 person multi-disciplined architecture, engineering, planning, and interior design firm located in VA, NC, GA, and DC. She has also owned her own firm, Profit by Design, Ltd. providing consulting services and Deltek Vision support to over 100 clients in the Virginia and North Carolina area. Deborah has worked in the A/E/C industry for over 30 years.

Deborah has provided many seminars on both accounting and human resources topics to SDA, AIA, NSPE, IFMA, and VSCPA in person, as well as, through webinars at both local and national levels. She is a Past National President for the Society for Design Administration, where she has served as the National President on two separate occasions. She is a 10 for 10 leader of the Hampton Roads United Way Womenís Leadership Council.

Information on golf and dinner will be available soon!

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Draft Strategic Plan

The Draft Strategic Plan is available for review. Members may submit comments by email. Members will be provided an opportunity to share comments in-person at the Board meeting at the Best Western in Waynesboro, VA on Saturday, June 25.

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Court Decision

VAS joined other Virginia design professional organizations in an amicus brief in a case of whether the responsibility for manufacturers' representations, which under the standard industry contracts lie with the manufacturer and the general contractor, should be transferred to the design professional community, as well as whether the accrual of the statute of limitations in Virginia should be controlled by when the design professional submits their last set of construction documents to the owner, when the owner submits the documents to the authority having jurisdiction, or upon issuance of a building permit. The appeal case has been decided. View the court's decision

Floodplain Management Workshop May 4

Gloucester County is hosting a Floodplain Management Workshop on May 4th at VIMS, Waterman's Hall. There is no charge to attend and lunch will be provided. You must RSVP! The Chapter will issue 3 CEU's but you must sign in and out in order to receive your certificate. Due to the short notice certificates will be emailed to you at a later date. A flyer is attached with additional information. Please direct all questions to Gloucester County as they are hosting the event. Share this information with anyone you think should or may want to attend.
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VAS staff prepares 2016 General Assembly legislative report

To view action on bills affecting surveyors considered in the 2016 session of the Virginia General Assembly, click here.

New ALTA/NSPS Standards

VAS reminds members to review the new ALTA/NSPS standards that went into effect 2/23/16: Standards Details

National Surveyors Week 2016

Governor McAuliffe has issued a proclamation recognizing the surveying profession in celebration of National Surveyors Week. Read the full proclamation

National Surveyors Week, March 20-26, is designed to raise awareness of the surveying profession.

More on National Surveyors Week

Let us know - what are you doing to mark the occasion?

Virginia Association of Surveyors Names Michael Starling as New President

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Virginia Association of Surveyors Announces Plat Contest Winners

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Workforce Development Motion Adopted by the Board

Click here to read the motion.

Virginia Association of Surveyors Unveils New Logo

Reston, VA, January 15, 2016 - The Virginia Association of Surveyors (VAS) today unveiled its new logo. In a video presentation, VAS President David Gardy and incoming President Michael Starling introduced the membership to the new branding.

The VAS Board of Directors was presented with over a dozen professionally developed logos. After careful consideration, they narrowed the field to three. The Board then presented the three finalists to the membership for a vote.

"The new Virginia Association of Surveyors logo is fresh and forward-thinking," said VAS incoming President Michael Starling.

"It's the perfect marriage between tradition and new endeavors, and the past and future of the Virginia Association of Surveyors."

"The new logo is just the first step towards improving the Virginia Association of Surveyors," said President David Gardy. "We're moving our profession and the VAS into the 21st Century with a new logo, a new website and a new sense of purpose."

The new logo will be on display at the 68th Annual General Membership Meeting and Convention to be held January 21-23, 2016 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, Virginia.

A Place In History

The Virginia Association of Surveyors was established in 1948 to promote the interests and professional development of surveyors licensed in the Commonwealth. We accomplish this goal by participating in a wide range of activities, from continuing education and scholarship funding to lobbying efforts in Richmond.

APELSCIDLA Clarifies Land Surveying and Storm Water Management Regulations

In an effort to clarify issues regarding land surveying and storm water management, Kate Nosbisch, APELSCIDLA Executive Director, sent this clarification.

VAS News: VAS Management Transition Complete

Management of the Virginia Association of Surveyors changed hands and the transition is now complete. We thank Judy for all the wonderful work she's done. Going forward, the VAS headquarters is now in Reston, Virginia. (details)

VASPAC Donation Form

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Check the Archives for downloadable files of Meeting Minutes and the "Old Dominion Surveyor" newsletter.







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