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It's Not Too Late: Volunteer for an ALSA Committee

The work of the Alberta Land Surveyors' Association is done by volunteers.

Please volunteer for an ALSA committee for the 2019-2020 year (May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020).

Click here to volunteer.

Volunteering for an ALSA committee will help you...
1. Help other people. Share your experience and expertise with your fellow members.
2. Develop a new skill. Being a volunteer gives you the opportunity to learn new things.
3. Make new connections and friends in the profession. Meet new people and get different perspectives.
4. Build up your resume. Volunteering is a great way to get experience and take on a leadership role.
5. Be a part of something bigger. The land surveying profession in Alberta is at a crossroads. Here is your chance to guide the future.

The Alberta Land Surveyors' Association is looking for volunteers for...

Alternate Funding (1 year term)
The Alternate Funding Ad Hoc Committee will be responsible for implementing the direction provided by the membership at the 2019 AGM.

Boundary Panel (5 year term; Alberta Land Surveyors only)
The Boundary Panel will meet to re-write the Boundary Panel handbook with the intent of better protecting the public and using the available funds more efficiently. The re-write will review the entire process including: the mandate of the Boundary Panel, how cases are prioritized, identifying the types of cases to tackle.

Convention & Social (2 year term)
Help us plan and come up with some great ideas for the 2020 AGM!

Careers Committee (2 year term)
This committee will focus on promoting land surveying as a career to secondary and post-secondary students. (Formerly the responsibility of the Communications & Public Relations Committee.)

Communications & Public Relations Committee (2 year term)
This committee is responsible for internal public relations (develop a plan of fostering membership in-person interaction) and external public relations (develop engagement plan for stakeholders/strategic partnerships).

Corner Recordation Index Working Group (2 year term)
The Corner Recordation Index Working Group will be responsible for monitoring the new corner recordation index and developing a plan for a broader more all-purposeful corner recordation index using other ALSA datasets.

Discipline Committee (5 year term; Alberta Land Surveyors only)
The Discipline Committee meets when a discipline hearing is held. Members will be expected, when asked, to attend a hearing and make a written decision on the case heard. They are expected to attend a discipline-process related seminar in order to receive orientation and instruction in carrying out the functions and obligations of the Committee.

Future Committee (2 year term)
The Future Committee will be tasked with overseeing the development of position papers on surveying as it relates to the general public and key stakeholders.

Historical and Biographical Committee - Collections (2 year term)
The Historical & Biographical Committee is charged with ensuring that a historical and biographical record of land surveying and land surveyors in Alberta and the ALSA is captured and maintained. Become involved with cataloguing and recording the ALSA’s collection of artifacts.

Historical and Biographical Committee - Interviews (2 year term)
The Historical & Biographical Committee is charged with ensuring that a historical and biographical record of land surveying and land surveyors in Alberta and the ALSA is captured and maintained. Interview some senior members of the profession and record their stories. Training will be provided.

Legislation Committee (2 year term)
The Legislation Committee is expected to draft a new Land Surveyors Act that addresses the future needs of the public and the profession.

Practice Review Board (2 year term; Alberta Land Surveyors only)
Practice Review Board members are expected to attend approximately ten meetings each year - some face-to face in the ALSA boardroom and some by online meeting. Board members are required to review two to three Continuing Competency Review program files, as assigned, for each meeting and provide written comments and motions, without bias or prejudice, and present the files, along with the Director of Practice Review, to the Board.

Professional Development Committee (1 meeting in June 2019)
Professional Development Committee members are expected to assist the Director of Education with setting priorities for the professional development of Alberta Land Surveyors for the next 12-18 months. 

RPR Working Group (2 year term)
The Real Property Report Working Group will be expected to review and recommend whether there should be separate standards for commercial/industrial RPRs and determine if a new product should be developed that incorporates municipal compliance requirements for new construction and infill housing. 

Registration Committee (3 year term; Alberta Land Surveyors only)
Registration Committee members may become involved with conducting interviews with the pupil (initial, transfer and annual), marking project reports, setting and marking the written examinations, attending the qualifying examinations. Registration Committee members can be involved in one or more of these tasks.

Standards Committee (2 year term)

Standards Committee members review issues related to the Manual of Standard Practice as assigned to it by Council.

Unauthorized Practice Review Committee (2 year term)

This is NEW. Work with the ALSA office to review potential cases of unauthorized practice and how to address these situations. 

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The Alberta Land Surveyors' Association (ALSA) is a self-governing professional association legislated under the Land Surveyors Act. The Association regulates the practice of land surveying for the protection of the public and administration of the profession.