Clallam PUD staffer gets state recognition

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Jon Purnell, Clallam County Public Utility District’s utility systems land agent, has been named as 2013 Washington Land Surveyor of the Year.

He received the award from the Land Surveyors’ Association of Washington.

Surveyor of the Year is awarded by the association to “an individual who by assessment of his or her peers, has contributed the most to the surveying profession as a whole over the past five years.”

Said John Purvis, Clallam PUD engineering manager:

“This award is indicative of the exceptional service and professionalism that Jon provides Clallam PUD and our customers.”

Purnell was honored with the award at the association’s annual conference last month.

“Receiving this award makes one reflect upon what being a professional person really means,” Purnell said. “In the surveying profession, we are obligated to serve the public interest in an objective an unbiased manner first and foremost.

“Professionals also have a responsibility to assist those who aspire to professional licensure attain their goals, while passing on the values of the profession. These responsibilities I feel keenly now more than ever.”

For more information about the Land Surveyors’ Association of Washington, visit

For more information about Clallam County PUD, visit

Last modified: April 05. 2014 5:57PM
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