The Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association, Inc. (GVLSA) is a Membership Organization whose purpose is to promote the common interests of Land Surveyors within Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wayne and Yates Counties in the State of New York. GVLSA is one of eighteen Regional Affiliates organized under the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors (NYSAPLS).

What is a Land Surveyor?

A Land Surveyor is a design professional licensed and regulated by the State of New York, who, through a combination of education and experience, understands and is able to delineate the physical characteristics of land, and is also qualified to perform and depict a physical retracement of the legal history of that land. A New York Licensed Land Surveyor uses applied mathematics and other technical and research skills to measure and plot: the dimensions of any portion of the Earth’s surface, natural and Man-made structures, the lengths and directions of boundary lines, and the contour of the Earth’s surface. ONLY LICENSED LAND SURVEYORS MAY MAKE BOUNDARY LINE DETERMINATIONS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. Land Surveyors are also knowledgeable regarding zoning regulations, planning regulations, building codes, health codes, wetland regulations and general land use requirements.

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The GVLSA Board of Directors Seeking Nominations...

The GVLSA is always seeking nominations for upcoming vacancies in the Board of Directors, and/or Cabinet positions.  If you have any nominations for these positions, please contact the GVLSA at gvlsany@gmail.com

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Services Land Surveyors Offer:

  • Geographic Information System Creation and Maintenance
  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • Mitigation Plans
  • Land Development Plans
  • Percolation Tests and Soil Descriptions
  • Geodetic Control Surveys
  • Boundary Surveys
  • Proposed Plot Plans
  • Utility and Pipeline Surveys
  • Topographic Surveys
  • Subdivision Design and Platting
  • Flood Elevation Certificates
  • Global Positioning System Surveys
  • ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys
  • Monitoring of Structural Settling of Buildings and Other Structures
  • Building Location and Foundation Location Surveys
  • Construction and Transportation Staking
  • Hydrographic Surveys

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GVLSA Officers


Matthew R. Palmer, LS

Vice President


Martin J. Gotwalt, LS


Michael A. Venturo, LS

Associate Representative

Keith R. Burley, LSIT 2023-2024

Board of Directors

David L. Standinger, LS 2020-2023
Christopher T. Locke, LS 2020-2023
Robert J. Avery, LS 2022-2024
Nathan M. Dunn, LS 2022-2024
Douglas S. Churchill, LS 2023-2025
Matthew L. Murphy, LS 2023-2025
Justin M. Roloson, LS ex officio


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