Congratulations to the Winner of the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award!

Christa Hay

NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services

In 2005, Christa Hay joined with the other Incorporating Directors in creating the NYS GIS Association. In 2007 with NYS Not for Profit status achieved, Christa became the Association’s Treasurer and for the next fifteen years, she provided an essential continuity that has enabled the nascent Association to survive and thrive.

In addition to her service to the Board, Christa has been a volunteer at so many Association events that all of us who have attended over the years have benefitted from her organizational skills and reliability. She helped put the “back office” of the Association together and kept it ticking over.

She holds a BS in Geography from SUNY Cortland and a Master’s degree in GIS & Cartography, Urban Planning from SUNY Albany. During her nineteen years with CT Male, she brought best-practice GIS solutions to their clients.

Christa Hay exemplifies a quiet dedication to others and a community’s shared commitments that are the foundation of professionalism.

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