The State of Vermont House of Representatives in Montpelier, Vermont, passed the Concurrent House Resolution H.C.R. 36 honoring Maurice Stephens Winn as Vermont's oldest working land surveyor.
This bill was offered by: Representatives Corcoran of Bennington, Krawczyk of Bennington, Mook of Bennington and Morrissey of Bennington and also offered by: Senators Hartwell and Sears.
The legislation noted about Mr. Winn's many accomplishments:
- Whereas, Maurice Winn is one of the foremost land surveyors in Vermont and is indisputably the oldest person, at the age of 88, who is practicing the profession, and
- Whereas, his deep appreciation of the beauty of Vermont's woodlands has been reflected throughout his long and illustrious career, and
- Whereas, Maurice Winn was born in Barnet and has resided nearly his entire life in Bennington, and
- Whereas, he graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1942 with a degree in forestry and then served the nation in the U.S. Navy Air Corps, and
- Whereas, for many years he was employed at Glastenbury Timberlands in Bennington as a forester who assisted in the management of 32,000 acres of northern hardwoods, and
- Whereas, in more recent years, Maurice Winn has been self-employed as an independent land surveyor and forestry consultant in both Vermont and Massachusetts, performing many professional duties including the creation of subdivisions, developing boundary surveys, mapping, and completing forestry consultations, in particular those related to timber cruising and forestry inventories, and
- Whereas, over the years, Maurice Winn has been a member of the Green Mountain Chapter of the Society of American Foresters, and
- The American Congress of Surveying and Mapping, and
- He holds emeritus status in and is a past secretary-treasurer of the Vermont Society of Land Surveyors, and
- Whereas, governors have recognized his professional expertise, and he served as a member on the governor's current land use advisory board and on the board of registration for land surveyors, and
- Whereas, his colleagues have long admired and respected his extensive contribution to the management of Vermont's forests and to the profession of land surveying.
I would like to congratulate Mr. Winn on his well deserved recognition by the Vermont General Assembly honoring him as Vermont's oldest working land surveyor.