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Surveyors Week


WHEREAS, the 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


WHEREAS, surveying 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 1,400 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 March 21-27, 2021, as SURVEYORS WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.