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 December 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, December 04, 2013 at 6:30 PM
  • Location: Perko's in Modesto (901 North Carpenter Road)
  • Speaker: Ric Moore, PLS and Ray Mathe, PLS, BPELSG
  • Topic: BPELSG Enforcement vs. JPPC
  • "We will discuss the similarities and differences between the BPELSG enforcement process versus the what the JPPC can and should act on."
Ric Moore

Ric Moore, PLS, Executive Director, BPELSG


Ric Moore is a California licensed Land Surveyor and currently the Executive Officer for the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists. Mr. Moore feels fortunate to have been actively involved in the private land surveying profession for 30+ years beginning in Colorado, Arizona, and Massachusetts before arriving in California in 1990.

Ray Mathe

Ray Mathe, Staff Land Surveyor, BPELSG

Raymond Mathe, PLS, accepted the position of Senior Registrar Land Surveyor, at the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists (BPELSG)on February 28, 2012. In 2004, Mr. Mathe was appointed by the County of Orange Board of Supervisors to serve as the County Surveyor. Prior to his position at the County, Mr. Mathe worked as a Project Manager at a private engineering and land surveying firm and served as the Deputy County Surveyor for the County of Riverside. Mr. Mathe obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1995. Mr. Mathe's experience and knowledge of BPELSG's mission and operations, particularly with respect to licensing examination development and the Professional Land Surveyors' Act, will prove to be very beneficial to the Board's licensees, applicants, and the public.

You can download the slide presentation here in pdf format.

You can download the meeting notice here in pdf format.

You can download the meeting minutes here in pdf format.

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