President's Message 2017

President's Message 2017


Colin Reilly, President, NYS GIS Association, 2017

Dear Association Members:

I am honored and excited to serve as President of the NYS GIS Association  for the coming year. I am especially look forward to working with the excellent Board and Committees to further the Association’s mission, and will look for ways of strengthening our existing programs while introducing some new initiatives.

The membership of our Association is probably as varied as the geography of New York. Our members represent communities large and small; from rural to suburban to densely urban; including government, education and the private sector; and nearly everything in between. This diversity is one of our strengths as we work towards achieving our mission of advancing and supporting GIS within the State.

Although I have things I would like to see happen this year, I look to our members and committees to suggest where and how we can improve the value provided by membership in this Association. Please feel free to drop me an email ( if you have any ideas or feedback. My inbox is always open.

Ideas and initiatives for the coming year:

  • Increase the number of webinars by having a monthly webinar series focusing on technical implementations, new technologies and trends in the industry;
  • Further engage the private sector and startup communities so see how we can work together towards common goals;
  • Increase the Association’s presence at local user group meetings and strengthen our ties.

Thank you again for the honor of serving this great Association,  and I look forward to working together this year.

Colin Reilly
President, NYS GIS Association