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URISA Announces Young Professional of the Year

Published Tuesday, February 25, 2020
by Wendy Nelson

URISA is pleased to announce that Rachel Rodriguez (Marquez) has been named URISA's Young Professional of the Year in recognition of her outstanding contributions as part of URISA's Vanguard Cabinet.

Rachel noted, “URISA’s Vanguard Cabinet is the most dynamic committee of URISA! As the Past-Chair, I am honored to win this Award on behalf of our team. Over the last year we have made substantial changes by implementing a “Learn-Do-Teach Model” and adding a third year to the term of Cabinet members. “From Dorm Room to Boardroom” is our focus. We continue to expand the learning opportunities for our fellow young professionals, which have ranged from managing remote teams and relationships to conference call etiquette. Our success is further highlighted by the high number of VC members who are also leading their local URISA chapters. In 2020, I start my third term on the Vanguard Cabinet, and I am looking forward to guiding the second and first years into even greater accomplishments. The entire team, past and present, deserves the recognition for their tireless work, dedication, and their ability to shift perspectives when finding new roadblocks to success. “

Rachel is the Countywide Address Management System (CAMS) Program Coordinator for the County of Los Angeles' Enterprise GIS (eGIS) Group. She has 10+ years of experience in varying industries and applications of geographic information systems (GIS). In addition to the Vanguard Cabinet, Rachel is the Co-Chair for URISA’s Next Generation 9-1-1 Task Force, and represents her local chapter, as SoCAL URISA President, in aligning with URISA International’s OneURISA model.

For more information about URISA's Vanguard Cabinet, visit https://www.urisa.org/vanguardcabinet 

 

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