PLSO Member of the Year Award Winners

PLSO Members of the Year

Recipients of the “Alva T. Grover Award”

2014  Stephen L Cahill

2013  John E. Sibila

2012  Rose M. Coors

2011  Albert Orion Myers III

2010  David J. Bodo Sr.

2009 Bradley J. Kramer

2008 Mark A. Yeager

2007 Thomas M. and Ann M. Besch

2006  Robert L. Akins

2005 Steven J. Hyde

2004 Robert J. Mergel

2003 Michael G. Buettner

2002  N/A

2001  Thomas M. Besch

2000  Charles L. Coutellier III

1999  Douglas E. Kramer

1998  Franklin D. Snyder Jr.

1997 Robert D. Peter III

1996 Jeffery I. Lee

1995  Charles J. Neff

1994 Don N. Friemoth

1993  Dean C. Ringle

1992 John R. Hoy

1991 W. Robert Kusmer

1990 Mark T. Jones

1989 Albert J. Myers

1988  Terry A. Hoppes

1987  George C. Kipp Jr.

1986  Alden M. McGee

1985 John E. Dailey

1984 Wilbur H. Mechwart

1983 Patrick J. Loper

1982 Albert O. (A. O.) Myers Jr.

1981  Robert T. Partridge

1980  William J. Haas

1979  Harry W. Rolfe

1978  Fred J Berning

1976  Edward A. Missig and Donald E. Shultz



Cleveland Chapter CPD Event April 13

The Cleveland Chapter will host a CPD class on Saturday, April 13 

Click here for information and registration form

PLSO CPD Workshop April 26, Aurora, OH

PLSO will host a 7 hour CPD workshop on Friday, April 26 at The Bertram Inn in Aurora, OH.

Click here for the PDF Registration Form

Click here for ONLINE REGISTRATION with Credit Card

(ATTENTION non-members!!  Register with the PDF form to avoid additional processing fees – those are waived as a benefit of membership!)

Ohio Valley Chapter Hosts CPD Workshop

The Ohio Valley Chapter will host a CPD Workshop on Friday, May 10 at Belmont College in St. Clairsville.  Click here for the registration form.

Winners of 2018 NCEES Surveying Education Award announced

University of Akron receives $25,000 grand prize

NCEES is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 NCEES Surveying Education Award. This annual award recognizes surveying programs that best reflect the organization’s mission to advance licensure for surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

NCEES awarded the University of Akron’s Surveying and Mapping program the $25,000 grand prize. Six additional prizes were awarded to qualifying programs to assist with each program’s continued efforts to promote the importance and value of surveying licensure. The award jury considered criteria such as student outcomes and involvement, outreach and recruitment, and the promotion of licensure. The award jury met June 28, 2018, in Clemson, South Carolina, to select the winners.

NCEES Surveying Education Award juror Glen Thurow, P.S, stated, “The University of Akron’s three-pronged approach to program growth is to invest in technology, scholarship support, and strategic marketing. This is an excellent example of how to position an institution for the future.”

The jury selected six programs to receive the following awards:

$15,000 winners :  Idaho State University; Oregon Institute of Technology; University of Maine

 $10,000 winners: Central New Mexico Community College; East Tennessee State University; Troy University

More information about the 2019 NCEES Surveying Education Award cycle will be posted at when available.

State Board Issues Notice Regarding C of A Renewals

Attention Certificate of Authorization Holders

Auto-generated delinquent notice emails were issued to all firms that have not submitted a renewal application or to firms that have renewal applications pending approval. If your firm has submitted a renewal application through the eLicense Portal, you may continue to practice until you hear otherwise from the Board. You will receive an email from the Board stating the additional documentation needed if your firm renewal application is incomplete. If your application is incomplete, your firm will be asked to cease and desist until the outstanding documentation is received. All completed applications will receive an approval email with the wall certificate once the application has been reviewed.

The Board has received approximately 1000 renewal applications in the last several business days and is working diligently to process all applications in a timely manner. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience as we work out the kinks of our new online system.


The PLSO Standards Committee has been working diligently to research, compile and incorporate member comments and suggestions to the Ohio Administrative Code’s sections for Minimum Survey Standards.  The committee has now prepared a DRAFT of the results of its work, and is seeking comments from the PLSO membership on the document for presentation to the Executive Committee.


Comments should be emailed to:

and must be received by Wednesday, July 11

NGS Releases Blueprint for NATRF 2022

NGS has posted a document detailing the plans for NATRF 2022 project.

CLICK HERE to view the information.


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