On February 13th, 1984, President Ronald Regan proclaimed the week beginning March 11th 1984 as National Surveyors Week: "In recognition of the significant contribution made by surveyors to the United States, the Congress, by Joint Resolution 44, has authorized and requested the President to designate the week beginning on March 11, 1984, as "National Surveyors Week.""
The Presidential Proclamation (displayed below with permission) recognizes the contributions and ongoing role of the American Surveyor in our country's history and development.
In support of President Reagan's proclamation WSLS, in conjunction with NSPS, urges you to participate in National Surveyors Week. This could be any civic minded activity that highlights the role of the Land Surveyor: Talk to students at a local school, take part on GPS Day, get involved with Trig Star, have your local municipality Proclaim National Surveyors Week in their City, Town, Village ... whatever it is, do it with pride and purpose, take pictures and try to get some press for the profession.
Use these links for some resources to help you get started.
· Sample Proclamation Request (.doc format) - Letter encouraging City Council to proclaim March 15-21 2015 as National Surveyors Week. The letter can be modified for use with other local gov't units.
· Sample Proclamation (.doc format) - A single-page sample proclamation.
For additional information, visit NSPS' National Surveyors Week page.
Jeff DeMuth, President WSLS