Free Presentation for CE Credit 3/9

GVLSA is hosting the second showing webinar on Thursday March 9.

A free presentation good for 1 CE credit.

Membership meeting 6pm – Presentation at 7pm

Erdman Anthony

145 Culver Road

Rochester, NY 14620

Dinosaur BBQ will be provided


Please RSVP by Tuesday March 7 if you plan to attend so I know how much food to order.

Preparing FEMA Flood Elevation Certificates
Approved for: 1.0 NY LS/PE CE

The purpose of this course is to inform the attendee what information to obtain at the project site and how to fill in the information requested on the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) National Flood Insurance Program Elevation Certificate.

By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  1. Prepare FEMA Flood Elevation Cerificate.
  2. Define terms such as Flood Hazard Zone, Base Flood Elevation and Datum.
  3. Explain the location of required elevations.
  4. Propose comments that may be needed on the Elevation Certificate.

About our Speaker

John P. Lynch, PLS, Director of Survey of Control Point Associates, Inc., has over 35 years of experience in boundary surveying, preparing acquisition maps, right-of-way mapping, and many forms of surveying. Mr. Lynch ensures that Control Point Associates, Inc.’s Quality Control and Assurance document review procedures are followed and the firm’s highly established design and production standards are maintained. Additionally, he insures that Control Point Associates, Inc. is fully responsive to the clients technical and schedule needs. Experience includes projects ranging from single lot surveys to parcels several hundred acres in size. Emphasis is on preparation of surveys which can be sued as the base document for site plan design. Specialization in commercial projects adhering to ALTA/NSPS Land Title or similar client customized requirements. Proficient in preparing route surveys, subdivisions and construction stake out calculation.

Membership Meeting 2/16

Join us for a general membership meeting on Thursday February 16 at 7pm.


40 and 8

933a University Ave

Rochester, NY 14607

2021 GVLSA Holiday Party – 12/17 6:00pm

GVLSA Invites you to the 2021 Holiday Party and Annual Meeting.
Cost is $10 per member or $15 for member and guest
Drinks start at 6:00pm – Dinner at 7

Pomona at Blue Barn
918 Manitou Rd, Hilton, NY 14468



Warm bread with whipped butter

Cheese and Charcuterie Station with French Onion Dip, Crackers and Crostini


Honey Brined and Roasted Chicken with a Citrus Thyme Beurre Blanc


Rosemary Garlic Roasted Potatoes 

Prosciutto Wrapped and Grilled Asparagus


Cookie Bar (Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, Molasses)

Open bar for beer, wine, and cider

RSVP here

GVLSA Annual Holiday Dinner – 12/19/2019 – Thursday

Annual GVLSA Holiday dinner will be on December 19th at 6 P.M, at Irish Mafia Brewing Company.  The cost will be $25 a person or $35 per couple.  Please R.S.V.P to Justin Roloson at with confirmations.

GVLSA Finger Lakes Meeting – Emerging Technologies Presentation

The May Genesee Valley membership meeting will be Thursday, May 16 2019 at 6pm at Finn’s Tap Room and Party House located at 14 Railroad Street, Victor NY 14564.  The meeting will be accompanied by a presentation by Tom Cerchiara on Emerging Technologies in Land Surveying.  More details to follow.  Please RSVP to Justin Roloson at with confirmations.

2019 National Surveyors Week

The 2019 National Surveyors Week will be Sunday March 17th through Saturday March 23th.

For more details please visit NSPS’s Website.

GVLSA Annual Holiday Dinner – 12/12/2018 – Wednesday

The Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association annual holiday mixer will be held Wednesday, December 12th at 6pm.  This year’s event will be at the Rohrbach Beer Hall, located at 97 Railroad Street in Rochester, NY.  The evening will include Rohrbach’s signature drinks, appetizers, and Wood Fired Pizzas.  The cost will be $20/person or $30/couple.  All are welcome, and we hope to see you there!


Please RSVP to Justin Roloson at by December 5th with confirmations only.

NYSAPLS Workshop – Advances in Tech. – June 8th 2018

NYSAPLS will be hosting an 8 hour workshop on Friday June 8th, entitled “How Advances in Technology may be applied in your Everyday Practice”.  Presenters Thomas Cerchiara, Jr, PLS & Michael Koterba will discuss emerging technologies in the surveying profession, and instances in which these new technologies can be used on the jobs we perform everyday.  This workshop will give 8.0 NY LS/PE continuing education credits, and is available to anyone interested!  The workshop will be held at the Radisson Rochester Airport Hotel, located at 175 Jefferson Road Rochester, New York 14623.  Please visit NYSAPLS website for more information, and to register!

GIS/SIG Annual Conference

The regional group GIS/SIG is having their annual conference on Tuesday April 10th, 2018. The conference runs from 8am to 4pm and is held at the Burgunday Basin Inn located at 1361 Marsh Road in Pittsford NY. A wide range of topics involving GIS and other exciting technologies will be discussed. Please visit the GIS/SIG website for more information, or to register!

2018 GVLSA Summer Picnic

The GVLSA 2018 Summer Picnic will be held at Hopkins Lodge, Mendon Ponds Park on Sunday June 10th from 2pm to 8pm.  All members and their families are invited!  Picnic meats and drinks will be served, and guests are encouraged to bring a dish to pass.  There will be survey themed games, including the return of the Pacing Competition.  Please RSVP to Jonathan Navagh at by June 1st, 2018 with confirmations.