The GIS Association of Alabama (URISA's Alabama Chapter) Named 2020 Outstanding Chapter of the Year!
- "During this pandemic, many regular GIS functions across Alabama were affected. GISAA provided a framework and platform to preserve, promote, and grow networking and educational opportunities in our profession. Partnerships and collaborations went virtual, and the good work continued. When we do meet again in person, we will be even more dedicated to our mission to provide and facilitate professional GIS growth in Alabama." - Jeannette Byrd, 2020 Treasurer
- "GISAA, comparable to many organizations, has met the challenges of the past year with determination. Our GIS community has repeatedly sought out opportunities to fill needs and provided methods of answering questions for decision makers across the spectrum. The people that make up this initiative have shown themselves ready, willing, able and agile." - Bryan Price, 2020 Central Region Director
- "I am proud of our 2020 Board of Directors for switching gears and continuing to make the Alabamian GIS community a priority. We had big plans for 2020, and were incredibly disappointed as most of them were put on hold. Like many other organizations, once it was clear that the current state of things wasn't going to change for a long time, we started to adapt. It was important to us to continue serving the users in our state. This pandemic has been difficult for all of us, but the lessons learned have been invaluable. We are already beginning to apply those lessons for 2021!" - Alex Lopez-Rogina, 2020 President
Many of URISA's leaders got their first 'taste' of URISA at the chapter level. Their chapter experience was instrumental in developing leadership skills which have served them not only in their profession, but also as they have continued volunteering at the URISA International level. Many of URISA's Board members, Committee Chairs and Presidents joined URISA chapters when they began their careers. The connections they've made and the experience they have gained through their chapter volunteer work were so important in their development.
URISA has more than two dozen state, provincial, and regional chapters. Chapter meetings, workshops, conferences, and social events occur regularly throughout the United States and Canada, and also in the Caribbean. Chapters connect GIS professionals locally and the networking and education is invaluable.
If there is not currently a URISA Chapter in your area, let’s talk about starting one! Contact URISA Executive Director, Wendy Nelson
UNITED STATES CHAPTERS
- ALABAMA - 2020 Chapter of the Year
- California Chapters:
- CENTRAL APPALACHIAN
- CHESAPEAKE- DC, VA & MD
- NEW ENGLAND
- NORTHERN ROCKIES
- ROCKY MOUNTAIN
- WASHINGTON STATE
URISA has cooperative relationships with a number of affiliated organizations, including: