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



2018 Annual Conference

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2018 PLSO Annual Conference!

The event will be February 21 – 24, 2018 at the Sharonville Convention Center in Sharonville, OH (north Cincinnati).


NGS Releases Blueprint for NATRF 2022

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

CLICK HERE to view the information.

NCEES seeks input from surveyors

NCEES has extended the online survey for the Principles and Practice of Surveying exam content review to March 31, and has requested assistance from NSPS to find additional volunteers for this important study by sharing this news with NSPS members.

The information is posted online at A PDF of the news release is also available for download on this page. The survey will be used to update the specifications for the PS exam.

New Ohio Surveying News

CLICK HERE for the current issue of Ohio Surveying News

ODOT enables L2C

The ODOT CORS/VRS team has enabled the L2C signal on their CORS stations. This signal is now available to the ODOT VRS users to enhance their network corrections. Users who wish to use L2C may experience improved connectivity near tree canopy. As always, we ask that before you enable changes to your controller configurations you conduct tests to insure the results you are getting meet your accuracy expectations.

For feedback or questions, please contact Ray Foos, P.S. or David Beiter, P.E. at the ODOT Office of CADD and Mapping Services.

New Scholarship Fund at University of Akron honors Besch

A scholarship fund for military veterans has been established in honor of T. Michael Besch.  Veterans who enroll in the Surveying, Mapping and GIS program will be eligible to apply for the scholarship.  The award, honoring Besch’s commitment to the Surveying profession and his long standing military career, was unveiled at the Western Reserve Chapter’s annual dinner on Saturday, January 23, 2016.  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP AND HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE

State Board Issues ALTA Advisory

The State Board recently issued an important advisory opinion for Ohio surveyors on the preparation of ALTA Surveys.  To read the document in its entirety CLICK HERE


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