President’s Message 2016
I am honored and looking forward to serving you as president of this great association. My mission is to continue the successful programs of the association, while also looking at areas to expand our outreach and support. We all bring a different level of expertise to the association and because of such, my goal is to keep an open mind to new ideas, as well as, encourage you to share your expertise with others. The association has many different committees and professional affiliation groups that you can join or you can share ideas with the board.
This is a great association that offers its members a lot of value for little cost each year. As a member of the association you are very valuable in helping us continue our efforts to provide more opportunities like training, outreach, and serving the geospatial community.
While I will share my plans for the coming year, at the end of the day this is your association, so please feel free to give us your feedback and ideas.
Plans for the coming year
- Increase our outreach in the media, as well as, having a larger presence at different events within New York State, to help make people aware of what the NYS GIS Association mission is and what we do.
- Continue to build bridges with other organizations, like the NYS Association of Professional Land Surveyors, academic institutions, etc.
- Continue the efforts of the Emerging GIS project in implementing ways to assist local governments with getting started with GIS.
- Increase networking opportunities and connections between organization and professionals, through ideas like an explorer club, project share web page, etc.
- Looking forward to a great Geospatial Summit in October 2016!
Thank you again for your support and if you have anything to share, my door is always open.