Virginia Association of Surveyors Names New President
The Virginia Association of Surveyors (VAS) has appointed Michael Starling to the office of president of the association for 2016. Starling was sworn in at the VAS General Membership Meeting and Convention held Jan. 21-23 in Norfolk, Va.
"I am excited and honored to take on this new role within the Virginia Association of Surveyors," Starling says. "I hope to continue the traditions of the VAS while leading the association and the surveying profession in new initiatives."
Starling is the owner of Shoreline Surveyors, in Accomac, Va. He began his career in surveying in 1988, received his license in 2002 and started Shoreline Surveyors in 2005.
He has been a member of the Virginia Association of Surveyors since 2003, serving on the board of the Tidewater Chapter from 2005 to 2014 and as first vice president of VAS from 2014 to 2015.
Starling succeeds David Gardy, owner of Gardy and Associates of New Kent, Va.
VAS recently introduced a new logo, will launch a new website in the spring, began a strategic planning process, and is developing new programs, educational instruction and networking opportunities for surveyors across the Commonwealth.
About the Virginia Association of Surveyors (VAS)
The Virginia Association of Surveyors was established in 1948 to promote the interests and professional development of surveyors licensed in the Commonwealth. This is accomplished by participating in a wide range of activities, from continuing education and scholarship funding to advocacy and public affairs.