PLSO The Oregon Surveyor January/February 2022

Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon Executive Secretary Aimee McAuliffe PO Box 230548 Tigard, OR 97281 503-303-1472 Toll-free: 844-284-5496 © 2022 LLM Publications Vol. 45, No. 1 January/February 2022 A publication of the Published by LLM Publications 503-445-2220 • 800-647-1511 Advertising Ronnie Jacko, Design Benjamin Caulder, Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon Editor Vanessa Salvia Publications Committee Tim Kent, Interim Chair Pat Gaylord Samantha Tanner Editorials From the PLSO Chair, by Jeremy Sherer, PLS 2 From the PLSO Office, by Aimee McAuliffe 4 From the Publications Committee, by Pat Gaylord, PLS 6 Featured Articles NSPS 2021 Excellence in Journalism Competition 10 NSPS Executive Director Tim Burch, by Vanessa Salvia 26 2022 Annual Conference Conference Wrap-up 12 Award Winners 16 Surveyor of the Year 18 Columns OrYSN Corner, by Brenton Griffin, PLS 9 The Lost Surveyor, by Pat Gaylord, PLS 22 On the Cover Pat Gaylord is standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, a place inspired by the Eagles song “Take It Easy.” Pat is 2021 Surveyor of the Year. Photo taken by his fiancé, Ann Schumacher. Contents The Oregon Surveyor is a publication of the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon (PLSO). It is provided as a medium for the expression of individual opinions concerning topics relating to the Land Surveying profession. Address changes & business All notifications for changes of address, membership inquiries, and PLSO business correspondence should be directed to Aimee McAuliffe, PO Box 230548, Tigard, OR 97281; 503-303-1472; Editorial matters & contributions of material The Oregon Surveyor welcomes your articles, comments, and photos for publication. PLSO assumes no responsibility for statements expressed in this publication. Editorial matters should be directed to Vanessa Salvia, Advertising policy Advertising content and materials are subject to approval of the PLSO Board and LLM Publications. The publisher reserves the right to reject any advertising that simulates copy; material must be clearly marked as “Advertisement.” For advertising, contact: Ronnie Jacko,; 503-445-2234, 800-647-1511 x2234. @ORLandSurveyors The Oregon