Kier + Wright’s Warren Smith Sworn in as CLSA President
K+W’s very own Warren Smith takes lead as President of CLSA
Warren Smith, Senior Land Surveyor at Kier + Wright, was inaugurated as President of the California Land Surveyors Association (CLSA) on Saturday February 5, 2022. Established in 1966, CLSA is a California association dedicated to advancing the interests of the land surveying profession by advocating for the membership, promoting education, and increasing awareness of the value of surveying.
Warren joined his local CLSA chapter in 1985 with goals of networking with fellow surveyors and learning more about the industry. He believes that one of the greatest benefits of CLSA is the opportunity to establish key relationships with others who are dedicated to the advancement of the surveying profession. Warren was nominated as Treasure of the association in 2018 and since then, has devoted his time and efforts to giving back to younger surveyors and appreciating his past mentors.
Warren believes his involvement with CLSA has helped improved his career as a surveyor through many different facets including staying abreast with pending legislation.
“It’s especially useful to know what’s pending in legislation so we, as surveyors, can help impact it in a positive light,” says Warren.
In February 2021, Warren became CLSA’s President-Elect. His main duties included visiting all 20 chapters across California (and over Zoom), gathering input on local concerns, monument preservation and handling the legislative committee during meetings.
Warren is looking forward to making many accomplishments as CLSA’s 2022 President including writing monthly Newsletters, being the Associate Editor of the California Surveyor Magazine and many other Presidential duties. He is thankful for his time with this association and advises younger surveyors who are looking to follow in his footsteps to join their local chapters.
“The number one reason I joined CLSA all these years ago was for networking,” says Warren. “Since then, I’ve learned and shared various surveying techniques, swapped war stories about different clients and projects and have gotten to know a lot of different people through this association.”
K+W is fortunate to have an employee such as Warren who is passionate about his profession and willing to volunteer his time and efforts to the greater good. Please join us in congratulating Warren on this prestigious new position as President of CLSA.