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Maine Flood Zone Seminar
Update & Resources
Presenter: Sue Baker
Thursday May 24, 2018
4:00 to 6:00 PM

MSLS is pleased to present a brown bag seminar to inform surveyors of Flood Zone resources and updated information from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry - Floodplain Management Program to be held at the Viles Arboretum at 153 Hospital St. in Augusta, Maine. Our speaker will be Sue Baker, the State Coordinator for the National Flood Insurance Program. Sue has over two decades of experience working in the Program and  became the State Coordinator in 2008. She belongs to the Association of State Floodplain Managers and has been a nationally Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) since 2000.    

TO REGISTER: Register online at this link up to May 24 or by check to MSLS, PO Box 420, Readfield, ME 04355 by May 21 with registrant names. Members are $25; non-members $35. Feel free to bring a bag lunch or dine later. Contact MSLS at or 207-882-5200 for more info. CEU certificates for 2.0 hours will be mailed.

RIP - Michael Sackett
3/23/1953 -4/30/2018

Michael Ralph Sackett, 65, of Solon, ME passed away on April 30, 2018 at Huntington Commons in Kennebunk, ME after a battle with Lewy body dementia.

He was born in Rochester, NY on March 23, 1953, son of Ralph and Dorothy Sackett and grew up in Bergen, NY. He moved to Maine in 1973 after graduating from Paul Smith’s College becoming a State of Maine Licensed Land Surveyor and Licensed Forester. He was the co-founder of Sackett & Brake Survey, Inc. established in 1983, retiring in August 2016.

Michael was a Member of the Maine Society of Land Surveyors and a Board Member of the State of Maine Licensure of Professional Land Surveyors. He was very active in the Town of Solon, serving on the Planning Board and Budget Committee, also was a member of the Solon Volunteer Fire Department, serving as its fire chief for 14 years. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Michael was predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Dorothy, and a sister, Mary Beth.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Nancy Hill Sackett of Solon, daughters, Jennifer Park of Columbia, NJ and Sarah Raji of Simsbury, CT, sons-in-law, Michael Park and Edris Raji, and grandsons, Braeden and Cullen Park, and Brycen Raji, sister Anne Maturi of Gettysburg, PA, several nieces and nephews, and aunts and uncles.

At Michael’s request no funeral services will be held. Those wishing to donate in Michael’s memory may do so to the Maine Society of Land Surveyors Scholarship Fund. Please send remittance to Maine Society of Land Surveyors, PO Box 420, Readfield, ME 04355. Checks should be made payable to Maine Society of Land Surveyors Re: Scholarship Fund – Michael Sackett.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Michael’s Book of Memories page at


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Contact Information
Telephone: 207-882-5200
Postal Mail: Post Office Box 420, Readfield, Maine 04355
Electronic Mail:
MSLS Executive Director, Bruce Bourgoine

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