Surveyors Week


WHEREAS, surveying requires both fieldwork and indoor work, in order to measure, maintain, monitor, verify, validate, and regulate boundaries of land, economic assets, and other properties; and

WHEREAS, since the colonial era, surveyors have been community leaders, statesmen, and influential citizens; and

WHEREAS, former surveyors include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln; and

WHEREAS, surveyors remain essential to the development of the United States; and

WHEREAS, Virginia is home to more than 1,200 licensed surveyors; and

WHEREAS, Surveyors Week is an opportunity to recognize the historic contributions of surveying, and appreciate the new technologies that are constantly modernizing the profession;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize March 20-26, 2016, as SURVEYORS WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.