August 12, 2009 (PARK RIDGE, IL) - URISA is pleased to announce the results of its 2009 Board of Directors Election. Cy Smith, GISP will become President-Elect of the association and Carl Anderson, GISP, David DiBiase, GISP and Twyla McDermott, GISP will begin their terms as members of the Board of Directors, at the close of URISA's 47th Annual Conference in Anaheim, California, September 29-October 2, 2009.
Cy Smith is the Oregon Geographic Information Officer and member of the Oregon Geographic Information Council. He is Immediate Past-President of the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) until September 2009. He is the Chair of the Coalition of Geospatial Organizations until September 2009. He served on the URISA Board of Directors, 2006-2008. He served as NSGIC Treasurer, 2001-2003. He served three years as a NSGIC representative on the GIS Certification Institute Board of Directors. He has worked in the geographic information field for 25 years. Cy was hired as the Oregon GIO in June 2000. The primary focus of the GIS effort in Oregon under his direction has been to enable and enhance the Oregon Enterprise Information Technology Strategy. As State GIO, he is responsible for coordinating the geographic information activities of all three branches of state government, regional and local government, and the academic community.
Three new directors were elected by the URISA membership to serve a three-year term on the URISA Board, also beginning in October. The three new Board members are:
• Carl Anderson, GISP - Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia
• David DiBiase, GISP - Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
• Twyla McDermott, GISP - City of Charlotte, North Carolina
At the close of URISA 2009 in Anaheim, the terms of service for these Board members will conclude:
• Susan Johnson (Immediate Past President), Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, North Carolina
• Jack (Al) Butler, GISP AICP, President, Butler & Butler LLC, Orlando, Florida
• Juna Papajorgji, GISP, Alachua County, Florida
• Geney Terry, GISP, El Dorado County, California
We thank them, in advance, for their dedication and service to URISA and anticipate many more years of continued involvement.