Source: Santa Barbara County
Edhat.com: For the first time in
history, the County Engineers Association of California (CEAC) bestowed a new
award, "County Surveyor of the Year," to Michael Emmons, the Public Works
Department's Division Deputy Director who also serves as the chief County
The award was created to recognize the vital role that the
County Surveyor has in counties throughout California. The inaugural "Surveyor
of the Year Award" was presented by CEAC President Peter Rei to Emmons, Santa
Barbara County's Surveyor for the past 12 years.
Emmons is a state-licensed Registered Land Surveyor
responsible for carefully maintaining and certifying all records of property
boundaries in the County. He was recognized for his dedication to the
profession, but also for his innovative use of technology to give the public
24-hour access to boundary data, including satellite-based information, the
Internet and the County's website.
"If neighbors are having a property boundary dispute, Mr.
Emmons is the man who helps settle the matter," McGolpin said.
Emmons said he "was very pleased" about winning the award,
but, more importantly, the award will help the public to better understand the
important role that surveyors have. "There's now recognition on a statewide
level that surveyor is vital to Public Works and the engineering community," he
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County employees win awards
December 21, 2009