Central Valley Chapter
California Land Surveyors Association

Promoting the professional practice of land surveying in the California Central Valley.
Serving the greater Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin County Area."


CLSA Central Valley Chapter Meeting Information

You will find details on the July 2013 meeting of the CLSA Central Valley Chapter below. Please contact any of the chapter officers with questions about the meeting.

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 6:30 PM
  • Location: Perko's in Modesto (901 North Carpenter Road)
  • SpeakerS: Annette Lockhart, PLS 8246, DWR and Warren D. Smith, LS 4842, S.J.County
  • Topic: The west line of the Weber grant/S & O segregation surveys at the confluence of Stockton and Mormon slough

Annette is a licensed Land Surveyor working for the California Department of Water Resources in the Cadastral Unit (maps and deeds). She has worked there for 2 and half years. The prior 23 years of her career was spent at California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). While there, she worked in Field Surveys, Right of Way Engineering (maps and deeds), Photogrammetry and Office of GIS.

She is the Immediate Past President of the Sacramento Chapter (Chapter of the Year 2012) and Director on the CLSA Board. She is a past chairperson and current member of the CLSA GIS committee. She has won awards for Best Newsletter (2008), and Member of the Year (2011). She is a frequent contributor and guest editor for the California Surveyor magazine.

She can be contacted on Facebook, Twitter (ladylandsurveyr) and email (ladylandsurveyor@gmail.com).


Warren began his surveying career with the City of Fairfield in 1975. He obtained his LSIT in 1977 and his LS in 1980. He worked for several engineering firms in Sacramento, Tacoma, WA, Los Angeles and Flagstaff, AZ until becoming the City Surveyor in Oxnard in 1990. He began his current position as Deputy County Surveyor for San Joaquin County in December of 2012. He is licensed in California, Washington, Arizona and Nevada. He became a member of CLSA in 1985. He has seven sons and 14 grandchildren.


And more...
  • Rancho Campo de los Franceses Original notes
  • bensons notes

  • You can download the meeting notice here in pdf format.

    You can download the meeting minutes here in pdf format.


    Will be discussed at the July 27th Board meeting. Bob Dahn, NSPS President 2012,and Carl C DeBaca, Area 9 Director, are scheduled to be at the Board meeting to answer questions from your representatives.

    On June 20th, Carl C DeBaca, PLS, NSPS Area 9 Director and Matt Vernon, PLS, CLSA NSPS Governor presented a Webinar on NSPS Memebrship Benefits and the 100% membership proposal.
    This Webinar is available for viewing and/or downloading.
    It runs 1 hour and 13 minutes.

    Chapter members are encouraged to review this webminar and submit any questions for Bob or Carl to your representatives at the chapter meeting or by email.

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