Contract Land Staff Wins Employer of the Year

Stafford, Texas, July 2, 2009 – Contract Land Staff, LLC (CLS) was recognized as the 2008 Employer of the Year Award by the International Right of Way Association (RWA)

The Employer of the Year Award recognizes a member company, which actively supports their employees as IRWA members demonstrating strong employee support and commitment at chapter, regional and international levels of the Association in terms of participation, financing, time allowance, facilities, service, etc.

“CLS has embodied the values and professionalism that IRWA promotes through its actions and service to the organization for over 25 years. We encourage and support our employees' involvement in IRWA and I am so proud of our company and our staff for their professionalism and commitment to the Right of Way Industry Receiving this award validates our dedication and hard work. said Laurie Markoe, president.

Markoe is currently serving as Chapter President for IRWA Gulf Coast Chapter 8 for the Houston, Texas area.

About CLS

Founded in 1985, Contract Land Staff, LLC is one of the leading independent land management and right of way consultants in the United States. CLS provides a combination of land and property management solutions including right of way and IT consulting services, feasibility studies, training, staffing, and land and real estate administration services. CLS's proprietary right of way technology suite of solutions includes the right of way specific database PowerTrak, the the Web-based GIS enabled database CLSLiNK, and the Virtual Right of Way Department. Together these right of way data management solutions represent the most comprehensive land records management, tracking, and GIS digital mapping software solutions in the ROW industry. CLS serves pipeline, utility, power and electric transmission, rail, wind generation, public sector and telecommunications clients nationwide.

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