President's Message 2019

Richard A. Reichert

Richard A. Reichert, President, NYS GIS Association, 2019

Valued Association Members,

It is with great excitement and a little fear that I step into the role of President of the NYS GIS Association. I promise I will do my utmost to serve the needs of the Association membership in a professional and thorough manner. I am thankful for the guidance I received from our Past-President, Andrew Mendola, and I look forward to carrying on the work he started. Additionally, I look forward to working with our current Board members, whom I personally feel are a very engaged and attentive group of professionals.

I encourage every member out there to find a way to participate in the Association. Through your efforts, the Association becomes a more valuable asset to our members, our communities, and our profession. A list of Committees can be found on our web site and I doubt any of them would refuse a helping hand. Please consider giving a little time. A little can go a long way.

In the coming months I personally hope to find us working on the following tasks:

  • Continuing development of the popular webinars
  • Pursuing professional development opportunities including education credits
  • Increasing support for Committees
  • Increasing outreach and support for high school GIS programs
  • Growing membership numbers and participation
  • Organizing a not to be missed NYGeoCon

I welcome feedback and ideas from our membership. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me personally. I can be reached by email at

Let’s make this a great year for the Association!

Rick Reichert
President, NYS GIS Association