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URISA Leadership

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 Development and Relations Council 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.

Governing Documents:

The Board communicates regularly via email and the Podio collaborative workspace 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. 

URISA Announces 2020 Election Results

President: Kevin Mickey, GISP
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The Polis Center-IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana

Board Liaison to URISA Vanguard Cabinet
(Board Term 2019-2022)

President-Elect: Brent Jones, PE, PLS
Esri, Vienna, Virginia

Chair of Strategic Planning Committee  
(Board Term 2020-2023)

Immediate Past PresidentKeri Brennan, GISP, ENP
Benchmark Geospatial - Indianapolis, Indiana
Board Liaison to Next Gen 911 Task Force; Chair of Leadership Development and URISA Special Awards Committee
(Board Term 2018-2021)

Treasurer: Douglas M. AdamsGISP, ITIL
Department of Public Works, Baltimore County - Baltimore, Maryland
Chair of Finance Committee; Board Liaison to ESIG Review Committee
(Board Term 2018-2021)





Secretary: Susan Kamei

USC Spatial Sciences Institute - Los Angeles, California
Chair of Core Docs Committee
(Board Term 2019-2022)


Kathryn Brewer, GISP
Spatial Relationships LLC - Boston Massachusetts 
Strategic Planning Committee; Board Liaison to GIS for Equity and Social Justice and Pro Equity and Anti-Racism Committee
(Board Term 2020-2023)

Tom Fisher, GISP, AICP
Cuyahoga County -Cleveland, Ohio
Strategic Planning Committee; Board Liaison to Chapter Development and Relations Council and OneURISA Action Team
(Board Term 2019-2022) 


Xan Fredericks, GISP
US Geological Survey - St Petersburg, Florida
Board Liaison to Professional Education Committee and Community Resiliency Committee
(Board Term 2020-2023)

John Nolte, GISP
Denver Water - Denver, Colorado
Board Liaison to GIS-Pro Committee
(Board Term 2019-2022)

Tammy Peterson
Calgary, Alberta Canada 
Board Liaison to Membership Committee and Marketing Committee
(Board Term 2018-2021)

Wendy PeloquinGISP
GISinc. - Jacksonville, Florida
Strategic Planning Committee, Board Liaison to GIS Leadership Academy
(Board Term 2018-2021)






Steven J. Steinberg, Ph.D., MPA, GISP
County of Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California

Board Liaison to Policy Advisory Committee and URISA's GISCorps
(Board Term 2020-2023)

Non-Voting Board Member / Chapter Advisory Board Chair: 
Christina Brunsvold member of the California Chapter

Primary Committee & Task Force Appointments:

Review committee fundamentals, organization and volunteer responsibilities here

  • Marketing Committee Chair: Alex Lopez-Rogina and Micah Babinski 
  • GIS Leadership Academy Chair: Allen Ibaugh
    • GLA2 Chairs: Brett Horr & Allen Ibaugh
  • Professional Education Committee Chair: Matt Gerike
  • Policy Advisory Committee: Glenn O'Grady
  • Vanguard Cabinet: Haley Zehentbauer
  • Special Awards Chair: Keri Brennan
  • ESIG Awards Chair: Dr. Gary Hunter
  • Chapter Development and Relations Council: Christina Brunsvold
    • Vice Chair: Haley Zehentbauer
  • Leadership Development Chair: Keri Brennan
  • Annual Conference Chair: Judy Colby-George
    • Annual Conference Program Chair: Randal Krejcarek
    • Annual Conference Associate Program Chair:  
  • GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference Chair: Alex Hepp
    • Associate Chair: Kevin Keene
  • International Task Force:
  • NextGen 911 Task Force Chair : Rachel Marquez
  • Community Resiliency Committee Chair: Shane Hubbard
  • GIS for Equity & Social Justice Workgroup Chair: Judy Colby-George
  • Pro-Equity & Anti-Racism Committee: Nichole Franklin & Greg Babinski
  • Whistleblower Policy Compliance Office: Mark Sievers
  • GISCorps Chair: Troy Wirth 

Explore volunteer opportunities and committee details here

Other Board Appointments:

  • GIS Certification Institute: Martin Roche and Allen Ibaugh
  • Coalition of Geospatial Organizations:  Robb Kirkman (Delegate), Kathrine Cargo (Alternate), Glenn O'Grady (Observer) - 2020
  • FGDC Address Subcommittee: Ed Wells, Martha Wells, Sara Yurman, Carl Anderson, Ashley Hitt, Keri Brennan

Liaison Relationships:

  • American Planning Association: Teresa Townsend
  • National States Geographic Information Council:
  • International Association of Assessing Officers: Brent Jones
  • Property Records Industry Association: Brent Jones
  • National Association of Counties:
  • MAPPS: Tammy Peterson


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