December roundtables

Thursday, December 15, 2022
Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
100 State St., Montpelier, Vermont

6 PDH

Program Schedule

  • 7:15 - 8:00 a.m.: Registration and breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m. to noon: Round table discussions
  • noon to 1:30 p.m.: Lunch and Business Meeting
  • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Seminar — Insights from the Certified Floodplain Surveyor Program
  • 3:30 p.m.: Final announcements

Registration Fees

Member in good standing of VSLS or kindred association $165.00
Life member $123.75
Non-member technical staff (attending with member) $140.25
Three or more from same firm (one must be member) $140.25
Non-member $215.00

*$25 late fee after Dec. 7

Round Table Discussions

We will have four sessions of round table discussions on a variety of topics, and attendees can choose the discussions they would like to join. Each session lasts for 50 minutes, with a 10-minute break in between.

Scheduled round table topics:

  • Using UVM Special Collections
  • Deprecation of the U.S. Survey Foot
  • New Datum Workflows
  • Historic Rights of Way
  • Vermont Historical Society Archives
  • Preserving the Collections of Retired Surveyors
  • NSPS National Efforts & You
  • Pathways to Licensure (2 sessions only)

Afternoon Seminar: Insights from the Certified Floodplain Surveyor Program

FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has always been a significant aspect of property ownership adjacent to or in flood prone areas. Properties are required to comply with numerous regulations specific to flood prone areas; these regulations are included in local ordinances as a direct requirement of a community’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. The surveying industry has been involved in assisting property owners and floodplain managers with critical elevation and location information.

Gerald Stockman attended a multi-day training program in November that was designed to bring the Certified Floodplain Surveyor Program to New England. Attending this certification training and passing the certification examination gives a surveyor the expertise required to be recognized as an authority in the field. Gerald will share some of what he learned during this 20-hour certification program, to help Vermont surveyors work with clients having floodplain-related issues.

Our Presenter

Gerald Stockman, Vermont L.S. #109298
Survey Department Manager, Trudell Consulting Engineers in Williston

Gerald StockmanGerald is a licensed land surveyor who brings a wide range of experience and skills to his projects thanks to his work in the municipal, state, federal, and private sectors. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for five years as a mechanic and crew chief, and later worked at Dubois & King for close to 15 years. He is now the survey department manager at TCE.

Gerald earned an associate's degree in land surveying from Paul Smith's College. He holds a Commercial UAS License, a Project Management Certificate, and now a Certified Floodplain Surveyor Designation from NSPS.

Gerald is a resident of Jericho, Vt., where he is raising twin teenage boys, so managing a survey department is a piece of cake for him. In his free time, Gerald enjoys being involved in community theatre and Nightmare Vermont where he is the “construction boss.”

Register for the Round Tables

Parking at the Capitol Plaza

When you arrive at the Capitol Plaza, please take a ticket from the parking machine and bring it with you to the conference room. We will validate the ticket, and when you leave you will put the ticket in the blinking slot by the gate, and the gate will rise to let you leave.

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