URISA, through its international and local chapter network, reaches at least 8,000 spatial information management professionals.
Getting and staying connected is key to our members' professional development and URISA Chapters provide the important local connection.
In 1992, URISA established a Chapter Relations Committee to promote the health and growth of regional chapters.
The Chapter Relations Committee (CRC) is the liaison between URISA International and its chapters. The CRC has five specific responsibilities:
CRC representatives are appointed from candidates who have had chapter leadership experience. The committee position is a three year term. The CRC consists of six chapter representatives. Two members rotate off the Committee each year. Each member is assigned a region that may consist of a number of Chapters.
The Committee holds regular conference calls and meets prior to and following the Chapter Leaders Forum at the Annual Conference. URISA International funds some of the costs associated with CRC conference calls and meetings.
Chapter leaders interested in serving on the CRC should notify their CRC representatives:
Each year, URISA recognizes an outstanding Chapter that has sponsored particularly effective activities or has otherwise excelled in serving its membership. Outstanding Chapter Award criteria include: