The NYSAPLS Meritorious Service Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates a significant commitment to the improvement of their community. Smith is vice president of SHW&S Land Surveyors, P.C., a surveying firm in Southampton, and has been a member of NYSAPLS for more than 25 years. He served as NYSAPLS president in 2002-4 and also served as regional president of the Nassau-Suffolk Civil Engineers, Inc.
"Having worked closely with Bob over the past ten years, I have come to know him as an individual dedicated to his profession and the public he serves," said Daren L. Morgan, LS, NYSAPLS president. "NYSAPLS could not have chosen a more deserving individual for this prestigious award."
Shortly after high school, Smith entered the surveying profession in 1964 and was licensed in 1976. He was a self-employed surveyor from 1976-1980 when he became a partner of Squires, Holden & Weisenbacher.
NYSAPLS is a professional association representing licensed professional land surveyors in New York state.
Source: NYSAPLS, January 20, 2006.