Fall Conference 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020
Okemo Mountain Resort (Roundhouse)
111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT
8 PDH Pending Approval

Program Agenda

7:15 AM    Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM    Floodplain Issues in Surveying (with Jim Nadeau)
12:00 PM  Lunch and Business Meeting
1:00 PM   Billing / Working Successfully with Realtors (with Jim Nadeau)
3:00 PM   Overview of the Vermont Land Survey Library (with David Fox)
4:00 PM   Lyme Disease: Prevention and Recognition
5:00 PM   Final Announcements


Jim Nadeau, Professional Land Surveyor | Certified Floodplain Manager | Certified Floodplain Surveyor | ANFI | Realtor | CDEI

Jim Nadeau is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has been a professional surveyor in Maine since 1993. As the owner of Nadeau Land Surveys, Jim holds the three National Flood Insurance Program designations: Certified Floodplain Manager, Certified Floodplain Surveyor, and Associate in National Flood Insurance. He is Chair of the State of Maine Board of Licensure for Professional Land Surveyors, Co-chair to the FEMA Sub-committee of the NSPS External Affairs Committee, and a delegate on the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. Jim also serves as the Land Surveyor Member on the Technical Mapping Advisory Council, a federal advisory committee that makes recommendations to FEMA, and in 2018, received the Francis Crowe Society Distinguished Engineer Award from the University of Maine, in recognition of outstanding professional service to the Field of Engineering. Jim has been a Realtor since 2004, and is an active Broker and owner of Jim Nadeau Realty.

As an instructor with The Real Estate Learning Group and Beyond the Boundary, Jim conveys the importance of land surveying and floodplain management to Realtors, lenders, appraisers, municipal officials, and other professional consultants to improve client representation and public safety. He successfully completed Kirkpatrick Bronze Level certification in training evaluation, is an internationally Certified Distance Education Instructor, and received a Basic Instructor Certificate from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute. His formal education has passed through the doors of the University of Southern Maine, New England College of Business and Finance, and Colorado State University for Real Estate, Business Administration, and Organizational Leadership, respectively.

David Fox, Parcel Project Technical Lead, VCGI

David comes to the Vermont Center for Geographic Information by way of Virginia, where he worked as a Planner for Albemarle County. David holds a Master's Degree in Geography from Virginia Tech. Previously, David worked for over a decade in Conservation, studying birds and plants, working on land conservation, and conducting prescribed fires across Virgina. David loves a good map, closely followed by a good graph--sometimes he even puts graphs on his maps.

Registration opens August 1, 2020.
Lodging Information

Jackson Gore Inn
Okemo Mountain Resort

Special rate:

• $127/night for Inn rooms
• 20% off best available rate for all other room types

*Mention the VSLS Conference for the special rate!

Attention Vendors

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