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N.C. Professional Appointed to International Committee

July 2, 2010
Julie McDonald, PE, PLS, a Geomatics office manager with McKim & Creed in Charlotte, has been appointed vice chair of the International Right of Way Association’s Surveying and Engineering Committee. 

Charlotte-Julie McDonald, PE, PLS, a Geomatics office manager with McKim & Creed in Charlotte, has been appointed vice chair of the International Right of Way Association’s Surveying and Engineering Committee. The appointment was announced at the IRWA Annual Conference, which was held in Calgary June 27-30.

The mission of the International Right of Way Surveying and Engineering Committee is to provide advice and assistance on issues related to the survey of real property or interests in property for right-of-way purposes. The committee monitors legislation, concepts, practices and procedures that relate to surveying real property and rights of way for public or private use, and the subsequent construction on affected parcels.

As vice chair of the committee, McDonald will coordinate meeting agendas and minutes, review and update the committee’s strategic plan, and help ensure that the committee is achieving its mission.

McDonald has been a member of the IRWA since 2008. As a Geomatics office manager with McKim & Creed, she supervises 30 crew members and oversees multiple surveying projects, including such projects as the CATS North Corridor Light Rail project, construction surveying for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, McAlpine Creek Greenway, and gas line relocating services for Piedmont Natural Gas.McKim & Creed provides engineering and surveying services to public and private sector clients via offices throughout the Southeast. The company, established in 1978, has won numerous awards and accolades, including being named one of the nation’s top architectural/engineering/contracting firms by Public Works and Southeast Construction magazines, and one of the top 200 environmental firms in the United States by Engineering News-Record magazine.