Author Archives: John M. Palatiello

About John M. Palatiello

John M. Palatiello is a government relations advisor and association executive based in Fairfax. He is a former member of the Virginia Geographic Information Network Advisory Board, the National Geospatial Advisory Committee, and the Fairfax County Planning Commission. His current responsibilities include Executive Director of the Virginia Association of Surveyors.

Could the Loudoun Drowning Tragedy Have Been Avoided?

A decade ago, I wrote a column in this space regarding a quality assurance process for professional architecture, engineering, surveying, mapping and related services codified in Federal law, and most state laws, including Virginia. The “Brooks Act”, the Federal law … Continue reading

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Climate Change Zealots Ignore Subsidence in Hampton Roads

My friend, former Governor and U.S. Senator George Allen recently posted on Facebook, “While this research will annoy some dogmatic folks, it is Interesting to consider subsidence in the Hampton Roads region surrounding the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay” and … Continue reading

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