Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2017 Election Results Announced

URISA Board of Directors 2016-2017

URISA  is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors – unpaid volunteers who are elected by the URISA membership to serve three-year terms. In addition, the chair of the Chapter Advisory Board participates as a non-voting member of the Board. Elections take place each summer and board terms begin at the close of the GIS-Pro annual conference.

The Board communicates regularly via email and holds a monthly conference call to conduct business. The Board meets in person during one or two weekends each year in addition to meetings before and after the GIS-Pro annual conference. 


Tripp Corbin, GISP
eGIS Associates, Inc
Dacula, Georgia
Board Liaison to GIS-Pro Committee
Strategic Planning Committee

(Board Term 2016-2018)


Keri Brennan, GISP
The Schneider Corporation
Indianapolis, Indiana
Board Liaison to Marketing Committee and GISCorps

(Board Term 2016-2018)


Stephen Berry, GISP
Clark County Consortium for GIS
Winchester, Kentucky

Strategic Planning Committee, Finance Committee

(Board Term 2016-2018) 

Brent Jones, PLS
Vienna, Virginia

Board Liaison to Policy Advisory Committee

(Board Term 2017-2019)


Teresa Townsend, AICP
Planning Communities
Raleigh, North Carolina

Chair of Strategic Planning Committee

(Board Term 2017-2019)


Martin Roche, GISP
Orlando, Florida  
Board Liaison to Finance Committee and
Strategic Planning Committee Member

(Board Term 2015-2017)


Valrie Grant, GISP
Kingston, Jamaica

Board Liaison to International Task Force

(Board Term 2015-2017)

Robert Kirkman, GISP
Portland, Oregon
Strategic Planning Committee Member

(Board Term 2017-2019)


Immediate Past-President:  
Rebecca Somers, GISP
Somers-St. Claire GIS Management Consultants
Fairfax, Virginia

Board Liaison to Professional Education
Materials Committee, GMI Committee and
URISA Leadership Academy
Chair of Leadership Development Committee

(Board Term 2015-2017)


James Armstrong, AICP, GISP 

Spatial Relationships, LLC
Boston, Massachusetts

Board Liaison to Chapter Advisory Board

(Board Term 2017-2019)


Corey Halford, GISP
City of Airdrie
Airdrie, Alberta Canada

Board Liaison to Vanguard Cabinet

 (Board Term 2016-2018)



Kevin Mickey, GISP
The Polis Center-IUPUI
Indianapolis, Indiana
Board Liaison to Professional Practices Committee

(Board Term 2015-2017)

Organizational Structure - adopted October 2015

URISA Bylaws - adopted October 2015

URISA Committees - adopted October 2015. Each committee’s purpose and scope; membership and chairmanship; and committee-specific policies and procedures are included. 





Non-Voting Board Member
Chapter Advisory Board Chair:

Cindy Post, GISP
City of Leduc
Leduc, Alberta

Representing URISA Alberta

 Primary Committee Level Appointments:

  • Whistleblower Policy Compliance Office: Mark Sievers
  • GIS Management Institute Chair: Allen Ibaugh
  • GISCorps Chair: Dianne Haley
  • Marketing Committee Chair: Ashley Hitt 
  • Leadership Academy Chair: Dianne Haley
  • Professional Education Materials Chair: Jochen Albrecht
  • Professional Practice Committee Chair: Vacant
  • Policy Advisory Committee: Glenn O'Grady
  • Journal Editor: Jochen Albrecht
  • Special Awards Chair: Rebecca Somers
  • ESIG Awards Chair: Corey Halford
  • Chapter Advisory Board Chair: Cindy Post
  • Chapter Advisory Board Vice Chair: Amy Esnard
  • Leadership Development Chair: Rebecca Somers
  • Annual Conference Chair: Wendy Peloquin
  • Annual Conference Program Chair: Alex Hepp
  • Annual Conference Associate Program Chair: John Nolte
  • GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference Chair: Dan Cypert
  • GIS/CAMA Technologies Program Chair: Matt Bryant

Other Board Appointments

  • GIS Certification Institute: Martin Roche and Allen Ibaugh
  • Coalition of Geospatial Organizations: Glenn O'Grady (Delegate) and Cy Smith (Alternate)
  • FGDC Address Subcommittee: Ed Wells, Martha Wells, and Sara Yurman

Liaison Relationships:

  • American Planning Association: Teresa Townsend
  • National States Geographic Information Council: Cy Smith
  • International Association of Assessing Officers: Brent Jones
  • Property Records Industry Association: Peirce Eichelberger
  • National Association of Counties: Thomas Conry

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