On the occasion
receiving the 2010 President's Award from Don George
1995, the Council of
the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association established the President’s Award.
The President’s Award is handed out solely at the discretion of the
president of the year. The award recognizes an individual, or individuals,
who have, in the opinion of the president, gone above and beyond the call of
duty to serve the Association.
It is not awarded every year but I
have decided there is a deserving recipient this year. Council assigns
committees with plenty of terms of reference each year. Some committee
assignments can be pretty straight-forward and get done quickly; some can be
a little more complicated and take an extra meeting to get finished.
This year, Council created a new
committee – a working group we called it – and said go create something new;
something out of the box. In reality, there were no terms of reference –
just a mandate to do something different.
Now all of us know how much land
surveyors like working without a manual of instructions or clear directions.
We also know how independent-minded some land surveyors can be.
We needed someone who was going to
be able to lead a group of elite people; get them to bring out their best
and brightest ideas and turn it into something the whole Association could
be proud of.
It was not an easy job but this
Alberta Land Surveyor has done just that. It required lots of meetings; lots
of back and forth; lots of consensus and analysis.
But when you’re talking about the
Association’s flagship program in practice review and the possibility of
another in continuing education and trying to combine the best elements of
both programs, you want to make sure you’ve got the right person for the
I am very pleased to say that we
Connie Petersen, as chair of the
Continuing Competency Working Group, took all of the different ideas and
thoughts for a new program and was able to lead the group into creating
I would like to present Connie
Petersen with the 2010 President’s Award for going above and beyond the call
of duty for the Association in putting a new program together for us.
Ms. Petersen addressed the luncheon
I really don’t have any words to say
how much I appreciate this award. It has been a challenging year and I had
an excellent group of people to work with and, quite frankly, I would share
this with all of them. Thank you.
On the occasion
of her nomination for vice-president, 2011
Geomatics Engineering degree from University of New Brunswick
APEGGA since 1981
J. Keith Smith,
Vince Ziegler and Irwin Maltais
Alberta Land Surveyor commission in
the survey industry in Nova Scotia, Alberta, British Columbia and
Lethbridge Home Builders Association executive
Currently employed by Stewart
Weir in Lethbridge
Legislation Committee 1997-2001;
CPD Subcommittee 1997-1998
Financial Assistance Ad Hoc Committee
Registration Committee 2001 to
Competency Work Group Chair,
of President's Award,