Wednesday, December 4, 2019

SENLSA 2019 Winter Seminar

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES - 2019

WINTER SEMINAR

December 14, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lincoln Firefighters Reception Hall
241 Victory Lane

Lincoln, NE


TOPICS
Floodplain Management
Flood Mitigation


Featuring:
Chuck Chase, CFM
Floodplain Outreach Coordinator
Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

Bryan Christopherson, CFM
Flood Mitigation Specialist/CFM Floodproofing.com

SCHEDULE
8:00 - Registration
8:25 - President’s Welcome
8:30-9:25 - Session Begins
9:25-9:35 - Break - Refreshments
9:35-10:25 - Session Continues
10:25-10:35 - Break - Refreshments
10:35-11:25 - Session Continues
11:25-11:35 - Break - Refreshments
11:35 -12:30 - Session Continues
12:30-12:45 - Business Meeting


BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA
1. Minutes
2. Treasurer’s Report
3. Old Business 
4. New Business
5. Adjourn



SPEAKERS

Chuck Chase, CFM
Floodplain Outreach Coordinator Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

Chuck Chase is the Floodplain Outreach Coordinator  for the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources and a Certified Floodplain Manager. Chuck presents training and outreach programs helping local communities implement the National Flood Insurance Program. Chuck is a retired Coast Guard Chief and formerly an Exercise Training Officer for the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency. He is on the Professional Development Committee for the Nebraska Floodplain and Stormwater Manager’s Association. Chuck has a BS in Education (go Peru Bobcats), an MS in Quality Systems Management, and is a member of the State of Nebraska Speakers Bureau. Chuck enjoys meeting new people and getting to know their communities.

Bryan Christopherson, CFM 
Flood Mitigation Specialist/CFM Floodproofing.com

Bryan is a Flood Mitigation Specialist/CFM for Floodproofing.com. His territory includes the Midwest. During his time at Floodproofing.com, he meets with Architects, Surveyors, Engineers, Building Officials, Floodplain  Managers, Real Estate Agents, and Homeowners to Educate them on proper floodplain design, the construction aspect as well as how all this impacts the cost of the Flood Insurance Premium. He has been involved in the Construction Industry for about ten years. During that time, he was involved in Foundation Repair and Concrete Settlement Repair and Residential Flood Mitigation as well as Sea Wall Repair. Bryan resides in Clinton, Iowa, with his wife, Lori, and two sons, Cole and Cayden and Sampson, their St Bernard.



SENLSA OFFICERS

President: 

Steve Cobb LS412 - 2019

President-Elect:

William Knight LS566 - 2019

Past President:

Denny Whitfield LS449 - 2019

Secretary/Tresurer:
Mike Smith LS565 - 2019-2020

Board Members:

Jamie Blodgett LS610 - 2018-2019
Jon Carrell LS693 - 2018-2019
Michael Caniglia LS644 - 2019-2020
Evan Jasnowski LS776 - 2019-2020

PSAN Representative:

Denny Whitfield LS449 - 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019

SENLSA Fall 2019 Seminar

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES - 2019

FALL SEMINAR

November 2, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Round the Bend Steakouse
Ballroom (West Entrance)
30801 East Park Highway

Ashland, NE


TOPICS

Section Subdivision, Corner Computation, LLC Certificates
Spiral Curves, Code of Practice


Featuring:

Casey Sherlock
Nebraska RLS

Section Subdivision, Corner Computation, LLC Certificates

Michael Sizer
Nebraksa RLS

Spiral Curves

Dennis Whitfield
Nebraska PE, RLS
President SENLSA

Code of Practice

SCHEDULE

8:00 - Registration

8:25 - President’s Welcome
8:30-9:25 - Session Begins
9:25-9:35 - Break - Refreshments
9:35-10:25 - Session Continues
10:25-10:35 - Break - Refreshments
10:35-11:25 - Session Continues
11:25-11:35 - Break - Refreshments
11:35 -12:30 - Session Continues
12:30-12:45 - Business Meeting


BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA

1. Minutes

2. Treasurer’s Report
3. Old Business 
4. New Business
5. Adjourn



SPEAKERS

Casey Sherlock
State Surveyor


Casey Sherlock is currently a resident of Lincoln,
Nebraska. Casey earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with
a comprehensive major in Mathematics from Chadron State
College in 1999. He was Elected Hall County Surveyor for
three consecutive 4-year terms of office beginning in 2005.
Casey was appointed by the Nebraska Board of Educational
Lands and Funds as Nebraska’s eighth State Surveyor on
January 1, 2018, and serves as Ex-officio Secretary of the
Nebraska Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors.


Michael SizerNebraksa RLS
Northstar Land Surveying


Michael graduated with an AAS in Civil Engineering
Technology from Iowa Western Community College in
Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1975 and has worked in surveying
since 1974 and surveying education since 1990 in the
Omaha/Council Bluffs area. He started teaching surveying
part-time at Iowa Western in 1990 and teaching full-time
in 2000 until the program was ended in 2010. He taught at
Southeast Community College in Milford in 2016 and half a
year in 2017. He has owned Northstar Land Surveying since
1993 and was registered in Nebraska in 1987 and Iowa in
1988. He is semi-retired.


Dennis Whitfield
Nebraska PE,RLS
President SENLSA

Member, Nebraska Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors
and Owner, DWS Land Surveying and Construction Management.


SENLSA OFFICERS

President: 

Steve Cobb LS412 - 2019

President-Elect:

William Knight LS566 - 2019

Past President:

Denny Whitfield LS449 - 2019

Secretary/Tresurer:
Mike Smith LS565 - 2019-2020

Board Members:

Jamie Blodgett LS610 - 2018-2019
Jon Carrell LS693 - 2018-2019
Michael Caniglia LS644 - 2019-2020
Evan Jasnowski LS776 - 2019-2020

PSAN Representative:

Denny Whitfield LS449 - 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

SENLSA Summer 2019 Seminar

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES - 2019

SUMMER SEMINAR

June 15, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Chalco Hills Recreation Area
Papio Missouri River NRD
8901 S. 154th St.

Omaha, NE


TOPICS

Understanding GPS Datums & NGS Tools


Featuring:
David Zenk PE LS

Geodesist, National Geodetic Survey
Northern Plains Regional Adviser MN, ND, SD, NE, IA


SCHEDULE

8:00 - Registration

8:25 - President’s Welcome
8:30-9:25 - Session Begins
9:25-9:35 - Break - Refreshments
9:35-10:25 - Session Continues
10:25-10:35 - Break - Refreshments
10:35-11:25 - Session Continues
11:25-11:35 - Break - Refreshments
11:35 -12:30 - Session Continues
12:30-12:45 - Business Meeting


BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA

1. Minutes

2. Treasurer’s Report
3. Old Business 
4. New Business
5. Adjourn



SPEAKERS

David  Zenk PE LS

David Zenk is a Geodesist with the National Geodetic Survey, serving as Regional Geodetic Adviser for the Northern Plains Region (MN, ND, SD, IA, NE). He holds Bachelor of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s Degree in Land Surveying from Oregon State University. He has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota Geography Department and at Saint Cloud State University Geography Department. He is a past Chair of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium. He is currently serving as Editor of the MSPS “Minnesota Surveyor” magazine. He is licensed as a Registered Land Surveyor and Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota.

Mr. Zenk will update the group on GEOID18, Use of NGS Tools, the new datum for 2022, and details on the new datum and how to work within it, including implications for the role of CORS and GPS. This will be a first look at the future datum and the NGS vision for implementation.



SENLSA OFFICERS

President: 

Steve Cobb LS412 - 2019

President-Elect:

William Knight LS566 - 2019

Past President:

Denny Whitfield LS449 - 2019

Secretary/Tresurer:
Mike Smith LS565 - 2019-2020

Board Members:

Jamie Blodgett LS610 - 2018-2019
Jon Carrell LS693 - 2018-2019
Michael Caniglia LS644 - 2019-2020
Evan Jasnowski LS776 - 2019-2020

PSAN Representative:




Denny Whitfield LS449 - 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

SENLSA Spring 2019 Seminar

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES - 2019

SPRING SEMINAR

March 16, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Mahoney State Park
Peter Kiewit Lodge
Nebraska Room


TOPICS

Environmental & Regulatory Overview of Land Use
Rules and Regs Impacting Development

Featuring:

James E. Lang
Attorney, Managing Member, Lang Law LLC

Benjamin E. Busboom
Attorney, Baird Holm Law Firm

David C. Levy
Attorney, Partner, Baird Holm Law Firm

SCHEDULE

8:00 - Registration

8:25 - President’s Welcome
8:30-9:25 - Session Begins
9:25-9:35 - Break - Refreshments
9:35-10:25 - Session Continues
10:25-10:35 - Break - Refreshments
10:35-11:25 - Session Continues
11:25-11:35 - Break - Refreshments
11:35 -12:30 - Session Continues
12:30-12:45 - Business Meeting


BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA

1. Minutes

2. Treasurer’s Report
3. Old Business 
4. New Business
5. Adjourn



SPEAKERS

James E. Lang
Attorney, Managing Member, Lang Law LLC

James E. Lang focuses his practice on land use law, zoning,
real estate and commercial law. He represents clients in all
aspects of real estate law, including property acquisition
and disposition, land use, development and redevelopment,
leasing and real estate finance and entity structuring.
Mr. Lang’s clients consist of real estate developers and
redevelopers in the Omaha metropolitan area. Mr. Lang
has lectured on real estate related matters at seminars and
workshops in the Omaha metropolitan area. He is admitted
to practice law in the State and Federal courts of Nebraska
and Iowa and is a member the Nebraska State and Iowa
State Bar Associations. Mr. Lang received his B.S. degree
from the University of Nebraska and his J.D. degree from
Creighton University.

Benjamin E. Busboom
Attorney, Baird Holm Law Firm

Ben Busboom specializes in environmental and energy
matters. Ben’s legal and technical tenure within the
environmental and energy industries enables him to provide
a level of service unique to both Nebraska and the Midwest.
Prior to moving back to his home state of Nebraska and
joining Baird Holm, Ben worked for a Fortune 500 energy
company, an international engineering firm, and an AmLaw
200 law firm’s national energy and environmental practice
group. Ben’s individual legal work has been repeatedly
recognized by Super Lawyers who named him a 2018 Great
Plains Rising Star and a 2017 Missouri & Kansas Rising Star
in the field of Energy and Natural Resource Law.
Ben regularly provides counsel on matters pertaining to:
permitting and compliance; oil and gas; renewable energy;
environmental risks and liabilities; natural resource use
and acquisition; land use; and dispute resolution (both
administrative and civil).
In addition to his Juris Doctorate, Ben holds three
Graduate Certificates from the Washburn University Schoolof Law in the fields of: Oil and Gas Law; Natural Resource
Law; and Business and Transactional Law (earned with
distinction) and Ben currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer
of the Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section
of the Nebraska State Bar Association and is a frequent
speaker and subject matter expert on topics relating to
environmental law, energy law, oil and gas law, mineral law,
and natural resource law.

David C. Levy
Attorney, Partner, Baird Holm Law Firm

David Levy represents clients in zoning, land use, energy,
environmental and general real estate matters. He Chairs
the firm’s Real Estate, Municipal Law and Government Affairs
practices.
David is a registered lobbyist in the State of Nebraska.  In
2014, David successfully concluded a multi-year effort to
pass a 20% state tax credit for the rehabilitation of historic
buildings. In 2016, David played a central role in legislation
that significantly streamlined the regulatory process for wind
and solar energy generation facilities. In 2018, David helped
lead an ultimately successful effort to overhaul and improve
the tax-increment financing statutes.
David has served as an Adjunct Professor in Land Use
Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, and
has taught legal writing at Creighton University School of
Law. Since 2011, David has been selected by his peers for
inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Land
Use & Zoning Law.  He is civically active in Omaha and
greater Nebraska, and he serves on numerous boards and
committees, frequently in a leadership role.
David is an alumnus of the University of California,
Berkeley. He is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska.



SENLSA OFFICERS

President: 

Steve Cobb LS412 - 2019

President-Elect:

William Knight LS566 - 2019

Past President:

Denny Whitfield LS449 - 2019

Secretary/Tresurer:
Mike Smith LS565 - 2019-2020

Board Members:

Jamie Blodgett LS610 - 2018-2019
Jon Carrell LS693 - 2018-2019
Michael Caniglia LS644 - 2019-2020
Evan Jasnowski LS776 - 2019-2020

PSAN Representative:

Jon Carrell LS693 - 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

SENLSA Winter 2018 Seminar

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES - 2018

FALL SEMINAR

December 8, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Holmes Park Golf Course
3701 S 70th Street
Lincoln, NE 68506


TOPICS

GIS\Surveying workflow, State Surveyor introduction,
new technologies for surveying


Featuring:

Joe Sather
Surveyor/GIS Technician
JEO Consulting Group Inc.

Casey Sherlock
State Surveyor

Charlie Ramsbottom
A&D Technical Supply

SCHEDULE

8:00 - Registration

8:25 - President’s Welcome
8:30-9:25 - Session Begins
9:25-9:35 - Break - Refreshments
9:35-10:25 - Session Continues
10:25-10:35 - Break - Refreshments
10:35-11:25 - Session Continues
11:25-11:35 - Break - Refreshments
11:35 -12:30 - Session Continues
12:30-12:45 - Business Meeting


BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA

1. Minutes

2. Treasurer’s Report
3. Old Business 
4. New Business
5. Adjourn



SPEAKERS

Joe Sather
Surveyor/GIS Technician
JEO Consulting Group Inc.

Joe Sather is a Nebraska registered land surveyor
and works out of JEO’s Wahoo office. He is currently
serving as Past-president for the Nebraska GIS/
LIS Association.  Joe is always looking for ways
to integrate GIS workflows into Surveying and
Engineering projects, and to educate GIS users of the
value surveyors can bring to their projects.

Casey Sherlock
State Surveyor

Casey Sherlock is currently a resident of Lincoln,
Nebraska. Casey earned a Bachelor of Science Degree
with a comprehensive major in Mathematics from
Chadron State College in 1999. He was Elected Hall
County Surveyor for three consecutive 4-year terms of
office beginning in 2005. Casey was appointed by the
Nebraska Board of Educational Lands and Funds as
Nebraska’s eighth State Surveyor on January 1, 2018
and serves as Ex-officio Secretary of the Nebraska
Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors.

Charlie Ramsbottom
A&D Technical Supply

Originating from Missouri, Charlie’s background
consists of surveying, construction, and customer
service. He acquired a Master’s degree in Engineering
Management Technology and a Bachelors of Science
in Construction Engineering Technology from Missouri
Western State University. In 2001, Charlie began a
career in surveying with the Missouri Department
of Transportation where he gained a combined 25+
years of experience and education in surveying and
construction.
In 2017, Charlie altered his career path, staying within
the surveying and construction field, and took on a
position with A&D Technical Supply in Omaha, NE as a
geomatics sales consultant. Since this change, Charlie
continues to stay in tune with the latest surveying and
construction technology the profession has to offer,
but more importantly, building strong relationships
with present and future clients.




SENLSA OFFICERS

PRESIDENT: 

Denny Whitfield LS449 - 2018

PRESIDENT‐ELECT:

Steve Cobb LS412 - 2018

PAST PRESIDENT:

Virlyn Bolte LS631 - 2018

SECRETARY/TREASURER:

Mike Smith LS565 - 2017-2018

BOARD MEMBERS:

William Knight LS566 - 2017-2018
Marc Raphael LS695 - 2017-2018
Jamie Blodgett LS610 - 2018-2019
Jon Carrell LS693 - 2018-2019

PSAN REPRESENTATIVE:


Steve Cobb LS412 - 2018

Saturday, October 20, 2018

SENLSA Fall 2018 Seminar

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES - 2018

FALL SEMINAR

October 27, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Gretna American Legion Post 216
11690 South 216th Street

Gretna, NE


TOPIC

Stringless Paving, Guidance Systems Software &
Redefining the Surveyor's Role


Featuring:


Travis Mann
Project Superintendent
Luxa Construction

Tom Glidewell
CAD Manager
Lamp Rynearson & Associates, Inc.

Mike DeBoer
GIS Specialist
Lamp Rynearson & Associates, Inc.

Dan Kahm
A&D Technical Supply
Career Fair


SCHEDULE

8:00 - Registration

8:25 - President’s Welcome
8:30-9:25 - Session Begins
9:25-9:35 - Break - Refreshments
9:35-10:25 - Session Continues
10:25-10:35 - Break - Refreshments
10:35-11:25 - Session Continues
11:25-11:35 - Break - Refreshments
11:35 -12:30 - Session Continues
12:30-12:45 - Business Meeting


BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA

1. Minutes

2. Treasurer’s Report
3. Old Business 
4. New Business
5. Adjourn



SPEAKERS

Travis Mann
Project Superintendent
Luxa Construction

Tom Glidewell
CAD Manager
Lamp Rynearson & Associates, Inc.

Tom has an international background as a military
brat living everywhere from Guam to Italty. He came
to Nebraska in 1995 and attended ITT for Computer
Aided Drafting. He started working at LRA in 1999 as
a Design Drafter and now serves as the firm’s CAD
Manager.


Mike DeBoer
GIS Specialist
Lamp Rynearson & Associates, Inc.

While studying at the University of Nebraska Omaha,
Mike DeBoer found a passion for Geographic
Information Systems (GIS). After graduating, Mike
started his GIS career in Local Government and
transitioned to the private sector working for ESRI,
the largest GIS software company. The public
and private work enhanced his education and
understanding of GIS. Mike has focused his GIS
career on Site Analysis, Drone Imagery, Data Analysis,
and creating GIS Web Mapping Applications. Mike
also works as an adjunct teacher at Metro Community
College teaching ‘Fundamentals of ArcGIS’ in the
Construction Education program.


Dan Kahm
A&D Technical Supply
Career Fair

Dan is a native Nebraskan, a UNL graduate, and has
spent a large part of his career working in the land
surveying profession in technical consulting with
customers for product selection, training, and support.
Working mostly within the Surveying, Civil Engineering,
and Construction industries, Dan has developed
extensive experience with Total Stations (Robotic/
Imaging) and GPS and in recent years he’s worked with
high definition scanning, GIS, and reference station
networks to further production capacity, workflows,
and project profitability.




SENLSA OFFICERS

PRESIDENT: 

Denny Whitfield LS449 - 2018

PRESIDENT‐ELECT:

Steve Cobb LS412 - 2018

PAST PRESIDENT:

Virlyn Bolte LS631 - 2018

SECRETARY/TREASURER:

Mike Smith LS565 - 2017-2018

BOARD MEMBERS:

William Knight LS566 - 2017-2018
Marc Raphael LS695 - 2017-2018
Jamie Blodgett LS610 - 2018-2019
Jon Carrell LS693 - 2018-2019

PSAN REPRESENTATIVE:


Steve Cobb LS412 - 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018

SENLSA Summer Seminar - 2018

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES - 2018

SUMMER SEMINAR

July 28, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Chalco Hills Recreation Area
Papio-Missouri River NRD

8901 South 154th Street
Omaha, NE


TOPIC

Site Develpoment - Beyond the Survey
Featuring:



Carey Grell
Environmental Analyst Supervisor
Planning and Programming Division Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Belinda Fowler
Environmental Assistance Coordinator Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

Chuck Chase
Floodplain Outreach Coordinator Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

Steve Cobb LS 412


SCHEDULE

8:00 - Registration

8:25 - President’s Welcome
8:30-9:25 - Session Begins
9:25-9:35 - Break - Refreshments
9:35-10:25 - Session Continues
10:25-10:35 - Break - Refreshments
10:35-11:25 - Session Continues
11:25-11:35 - Break - Refreshments
11:35 -12:30 - Session Continues
12:30-12:45 - Business Meeting


BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA

1. Minutes

2. Treasurer’s Report
3. Old Business 
4. New Business
5. Adjourn



SPEAKERS

Carey Grell
Environmental Analyst Supervisor Planning and Programming Division Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. As a current member of the environmental review team at NGPC, Carey reviews projects with a state or federal permit or funding and works with project proponents to avoid impacts to state-listed endangered and threatened species and other resources of NGPC concern. A University of Nebraska graduate with a degree in Natural Resources, she previously worked as a temporary employee with NGPC in the Nongame Bird Program monitoring endangered and threatened bird species.

Belinda Fowler
Environmental Assistance Coordinator Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. A lifelong Nebraskan, Belinda has lived and worked in communities across the state. In April, she began working at the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality as their Environmental Assistance Coordinator, developing a Permit Matrix tool to identify permitting needs by industry sectors in Nebraska. Previously she has worked for NDOR, as an EHSS Manager, as an independent business owner, and as an environmental, health, safety and DOT regulatory consultant. She has her Master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning and holds a Bachelor of Science from Wayne State College.

Chuck Chase
Floodplain Outreach Coordinator Nebraska Department of Natural Resources. As the Floodplain Outreach Coordinator, Chuck schedules training and outreach programs and helps local communities through information sharing visits. Chuck is a retired Coast Guard Chief and former Exercise Training Officer for the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency. He is a board member for the Nebraska Floodplain and Storm Water Manager’s Association. Chuck has a B.S. in Education and M.S. in Quality Systems Management and is a Certified Floodplain Manager.


Steve Cobb LS-412
Time permitting, Steve will discuss the 25 zone design to be submitted to NGS as part of the upcoming 2022 Nebraska State Plane Coordinate System.





SENLSA OFFICERS

PRESIDENT: 

Denny Whitfield LS449 - 2018

PRESIDENT‐ELECT:

Steve Cobb LS412 - 2018

PAST PRESIDENT:

Virlyn Bolte LS631 - 2018

SECRETARY/TREASURER:

Mike Smith LS565 - 2017-2018

BOARD MEMBERS:

William Knight LS566 - 2017-2018
Marc Raphael LS695 - 2017-2018
Jamie Blodgett LS610 - 2018-2019
Jon Carrell LS693 - 2018-2019

PSAN REPRESENTATIVE:


Steve Cobb LS412 - 2018