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 January 2016 meeting of the CLSA Central Valley Chapter below. Please contact any of the chapter officers with questions about the meeting.

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM
  • Location: Perko's in Modesto (901 North Carpenter Road)
  • Speaker: D. Ian Wilson, PLS
  • Topic: 2016 CLSA President-Elect
Ian Wilson

D. Ian Wilson came to the land surveying profession in 1988 after a short career as a research chemist. His career began in North County San Diego and has spanned the length and breadth of the California and both private and public sectors. Mr. Wilson has specialized in boundary, topographic, and forensic surveys. A firm believer in lifelong learning, Mr. Wilson believes in continuing to learn in order to improve practice, abilities, and professionalism as a Land Surveyor.

Mr. Wilson has been a member of the California Land Surveyors Association since 1988 and has served as President of the Fresno and Riverside/San Bernardino chapters. He is now a member of the Sacramento chapter, and has served as its Professional Practice Committee Vice-Chair and Corresponding Secretary. Mr. Wilson is also licensed to practice land surveying in Nevada and Colorado. In his free time, he is an avid SCUBA Diver and has worked aboard dive boats as a Certified Dive Master.

You can download the meeting notice here in pdf format.

You can download the meeting minutes here in pdf format.

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