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Surveyors Week

March 18, 2018

WHEREASthe role of the surveyor has been, and remains, of vital importance in the development of the United States and to our private property rights; and

WHEREASsurveying 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 statesmen, leaders in the community, 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 the Commonwealth of Virginia today; 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, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize the week of March 18-24, 2018, as SURVEYORS WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.