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The Surveyor of The Year Award is a prestigious recognition given by the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors (PSLS) to outstanding surveying professionals throughout the Commonwealth. The award honors one individual in Pennsylvania each year who has demonstrated excellence, innovation, and leadership in their work as a surveyor.

Terry McMillen, Jr. was named 2023 Surveyor of The Year during the PSLS annual conference in January 2024. Terry’s expertise and commitment to upholding the highest standards of surveying practices has paved the way for him to make significant contributions in his work and to the field. His exceptional skill at utilizing advanced surveying technologies to accurately collect and analyze data has provided valuable insights for various projects and numerous clients within Fayette County and beyond.

New methodologies and utilization of state-of-the-art equipment improves the accuracy and efficiency of the surveying profession. Terry is committed to recognizing and implementing the use of modern technologies in the field. We hope that his dedication inspires others in the surveying industry to strive for excellence and continuously contribute to the advancement of the field.

Participation in professional organizations promotes a culture of continuous learning and improvement within the surveying community. Terry’s involvement in such organizations allows him to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and even collaborate on projects with fellow surveyors. These opportunities contribute to Terry’s desire to advance the surveying profession and inspire future generations of surveyors.

To us, the PSLS Surveyor of The Year Award serves as a symbol of recognition and appreciation for the exceptional contributions made by surveyors. We celebrate Terry’s achievement and the importance of his contributions to the development and growth in Pennsylvania.

"Each year the Society honors one of its members with the Surveyor of the Year Award. This award recognizes a member who has shown a level of commitment and dedication to our profession above and beyond the rank-and-file members. Past Surveyor of Year recipients include Buck Alexander, Knud Hermansen, John Fuehrer, Don Kamp, Fred Friden, Amy Hopkins, Adam Crews and many more.


The 2023 Surveyor of the Year fits well among our past recipients. He started his surveying career in 1986 when he began working at his father's engineering consulting firm. He has worked for the same firm for 38 years, working thru the various roles including crew chief, Chief of Surveys, Vice President and ultimately to his current role as President.


He obtained an Associate's Degree of Engineering Technology from the Pennsylvania State University at the Wilkes Barre Campus. In May of 2003 he became licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Our newest Surveyor of the Year is a PSLS Past-President and has served the Society in several different roles, currently as Treasurer. He is a leader within our Society and presents himself as an example to others.


Not only has he served our Society, but he also has faithfully served our nation, being

honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1994.


When he is not working, he enjoys big game hunting. When the weather cooperates, he can be found riding his motorcycle, most frequently with his brothers in the Disciple Christian Motorcycle Club a group he is very actively involved with."


- As recognized by the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors

Terry, McMillen, Jr. P.L.S.

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