Michael Arena - Winner of 2015 President's Award
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (March 13, 2015) – Lawrence County Surveyor Michael Arena was honored this week at the Annual Purdue Road School. Arena received the 2015 President’s Award from the Surveyors Association of Indiana on March 12. The Surveyor’s Association is an affiliate association of the Association of Indiana Counties.
Zach Beasley, Tippecanoe County Surveyor and current president of the Surveyors Association, presented the award to Arena (see photo at right).
“Arena’s 42 consecutive years of public service as an elected official, his dedication to the office of County Surveyor, and continued support of the association made this an easy choice,” said Beasley. “It’s so very important to have leaders like Arena who also take time to serve as teachers and mentors to young adults entering the profession of land surveying.”
2014 Outstanding County Surveyor of the Year
Congratulations to Zach Beasley, Tippecnoe County Surveyor, on receiving the award for the 2014 Outstanding County Surveyor, presented by the Association of Indiana Counties.
The Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) is pleased to announce that Tippecanoe County Surveyor Zach Beasley is the 2014 Outstanding County Surveyor. The award is in recognition of his contributions made to county government throughout his years of public service. Beasley is one of three Tippecanoe County Officials who were awarded outstanding county officials of the year awards at the AIC Annual Conference last week in Bloomington, Ind.
Zach Beasley has served Tippecanoe County citizens for 12 years in the surveyor’s office, having served as the elected surveyor since 2010. Beasley holds several degrees and certifications including a Master of Science in Civil /Geomatics Engineering from Purdue University. He is a Registered Professional Land Surveyor, and is a Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control. Beasley currently serves as President of the Indiana County Surveyors’ Association.
The award was presented during the AIC Annual Conference, the largest gathering of county officials in the state. The 2014 conference was held in Monroe County Sept. 22-25 and included meetings designed specifically for each elected county office.
Indiana LTAP 2015 Stormwater Drainage Conference
This conference will focus on planning and technical issues as they apply to stormwater drainage. Lunch, sponsored by the exhibitors, will be provided. PDH/CEU will be available to licensed land surveyors and engineers. See additional information here.
2014 AIC Affiliate Meeting
The AIC Affiliate Meeting will take place on September 23, 2014 at the Monroe County Convention Center in Bloomington Indiana. View the Agenda
2014 President's Award Winner
Congratulations to Susan Bodkin, Hancock County Surveyor, for being awarded the 2014 President's Award!
Continuing Education and Bowling Seminar - July 9, 2014
As a Surveyor, You are cordially invited to attend the Indiana County Surveyor’s Association Continuing Education Seminar and Bowling Event on July 9, 2014 in Greenfield, at the Strike Force Lanes.
Gary Kent will be presenting on Ethics. This is a great opportunity to get information and 3 credit hours. This is for both licensed and unlicensed surveyors.
After the education portion of the Seminar, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LLC will be providing lunch, and following lunch will be a bowling tournament. There is an additional $25 fee for bowling, which includes shoes and 2 games of bowling. This is a great time to meet other surveyors and learn from their experience and fellowship together.
Please remember that this is our primary fundraiser for the County Surveyors, so please make every effort to participate. We hope to see you there!
Date: July 9, 2014
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Place: Strike Force Lanes, Greenfield, IN
Fee: $75 Registration Fee + $25 for Bowling (Shoes, 2 Games)
RSVP: By June 27th to Julie Umbaugh (317.266.8000 or email@example.com)
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Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) 2013 Annual Conference
The AIC Annual Conference provides AIC members an opportunity to attend educational workshops, view an exhibit hall of over one hundred booths and meet and build relationships with over 500 county elected officials and county employees from throughout the state of Indiana. The conference this year took place in Switzerland County, at the Belterra Resort.
Pictured at the left is the Surveyors Association President, Zach Beasley, presenting Ken Hedge (Boone County Surveyor) with the Outstanding County Surveyor Award at the 2013 AIC Awards Banquet during the Annual Conference.
Pictured at the right is the 2013 AIC Executive Board.
2013 AIC Annual Conference County Surveyors Affiliate Meeting
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Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy 2014
Learn to be a Leader in Watershed Management
If you're interested in water quality and watersheds, consider applying for the 2014 Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy. Please visit the IWLA page for more information and enrollment instructions.
Continuing Education and Bowling Seminar - July 17, 2013
The County Surveyor's Association of Indiana's Continuing Education and Bowling Seminar was a great success and enjoyed by many across the state.
To read more about the event and see photos, please visit the Fundraising Page
The Association would like to extend their gratitude to Julie Umbaugh and Meg Butcher for their time and effort spent planning and organizing this fantastic event.
APRIL, 2013 - The Nature Conservancy in Indiana is currently promoting 2-Stage Ditches throughout Indiana. The 2-Stage Ditch is a conservation practice that serves as a tool to reduce nutrient loads and sedimentation in ditches along with adding additional capacity and reducing the peak off of storm events. Utilizing current ditch infrastructure the 2-Stage Ditch modifies the current drain in order to increase its performance and extend its life expectancy by promoting a more stable system. Current funding through the IDEM Section 319 program is available through the end of 2013 to implement ½ mile 2-Stage Ditch projects. This funding provides 75% cost share not to exceed $20,000 for the implementation of ½ mile projects. Surveyors interested in this funding as well as more detailed information are encouraged to contact Kent Wamsley with The Nature Conservancy at 574-946-7491 or firstname.lastname@example.org, as the current funding available will address 6 projects.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. To date, the Conservancy and its more than one million members have been responsible for the protection of more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. In Indiana, the Conservancy has worked for 50 years at over 195 sites to protect more than 80,000 acres. Working from seven offices across the State, the Conservancy works with local communities on issues of vital interest, including the quality and quantity of Indiana’s freshwater. Visit us on the web at The Nature Conservancy - Indiana.
2013 County Surveyor's Association President
Congratulations to Zach Beasley for being elected the 2013 President for the Association. Zach has been serving as the Tippecanoe County Surveyor since 2010.
Changes for Road School 2014
There were also two very important decisions made during the 2013 Road School Event at Purdue University, regarding membership dues and moving the CSA all day AIC affiliate meeting to Thursday during Road School. Click here for additional information.
2013 Indiana Water Leadership Academy
Enroll now to improve your watershed management skills If you're interested in water quality and watersheds, consider applying for the 2013 Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy. The Academy, organized by Purdue University with support from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and other Indiana conservation agencies and organizations, gives participants the chance to:
- Engage in basic and advanced level watershed topics covering leadership principles, watershed science, organization and communication, technology and GIS, stakeholder involvement techniques and policy skills
- Meet, learn from, and build a network of peers
- Interact with topic experts
- Gain strategies, skills, and resources for successful watershed management
- Earn a Professional Certificate in Watershed Management
More information and Application Information can be found here
Indiana County Surveyor's Fundraising Events
The County Surveyor's Association of Indiana Cornhole Fundraiser was a great success and enjoyed by many across the state. Gary Kent's presentation on “Successful Section Corner Perpetuation” provided several good bits of information and led to several good questions from those attending. Following the presentation the Indiana County Surveyors Association hosted the cornhole tournament fundraiser.
To read more about the event and see photos, please visit the Fundraising Page
The Association would like to extend their gratitude to Julie Umbaugh and Meg Butcher for their time and effort spent planning and organizing this great event.