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Frank Lenik, PLS, Receives Surveyor of the Year Award

Harrisburg, PA  - The Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors is proud to announce that Frank Lenik, PLS, has been recognized as the 2017 Surveyor of the Year.

Presented at the 2018 Annual Conference in Hershey, PA, the society’s most prestigious award is presented to a surveyor who has displayed exemplary service to the Society, the public, and the profession.

Frank Lenik, PLS studied environmental science at Richard Stockton University and took his BSc in Geology. Following his graduation, Frank joined the United States Peace Corps and taught science and math in the Agricultural and Vocational Secondary School in Gerihun, Sierra Leone. Frank also worked for the Congregation of the Holy Ghost as a construction manager, building classrooms and faculty housing for the secondary school in Gerihun.

He returned to the US and was hired by Glenn McAllister PLS for his first land surveying job with Pennoni Associates in Absecon, NJ. In the late 1980’s Frank organized and ran the “Land Surveyor’s Round Table” which was a night class run through Atlantic Community College to fill the gap in land surveying education in southern New Jersey. He was recognized as the “Technician of the Year” by the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors in 1988 and was later appointed by the President of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors to serve as their Governor to the National Society of Surveyors.  He was subsequently elected to a seat on the National Society of Professional Surveyors Board of Directors.

Frank is an advocate for survey education and currently serves on the industrial advisory boards for Penn State Wilkes Barre, Delaware Technical College and Bucks Technical High School. Licensed as a land surveyor in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and North Carolina, he is employed by Leica Geosystems as a Technical Sales Representative.

Mr. Lenik played a part in creating a program between Schonstedt Instruments and his Quaker church, the Woodstown Friends Meeting, for the purchase and distribution of Schonstedt metal locators for locating unexploded ordinance in countries affected by war. This program still exists today and has sent over 500 locators to 31 countries.

The Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors, an affiliate of the National Society of Professional Land Surveyors, is a statewide professional organization that supports the practice of land surveying. The Society focuses on providing education, encouraging legislative involvement, enhancing public awareness, and promulgating ethics of the profession.  

Legislative Action

The Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Act (Pennsylvania) governs how these design professions practice. 

House Bill 1106 addresses fundamental aspects of the act such as clarifying the definitions of "practice of land surveying" and "practice of engineering".

Click here to access a letter which you can e-mail your legislator as it is written, or you can customize it.

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