Dear NYS GIS Association Member,
The NYS GIS Association Board election is officially open! For the 2023 Board year, we have candidates for the following:
1. One President-Elect (3-year total elected term, which includes terms as President & Past-President)
2. Two Board Members (2-year elected term)
All members are encouraged to vote for nominated candidates for the open Board positions; their biographies are below. As a reminder, please only complete this form once.
The link to the Survey Monkey election form is below:
The election will run from Wednesday, September 14th until Wednesday, September 28th.
Thank you for your participation and we look forward to sharing these results at the conclusion of the election!
Christopher Badurek, Ph.D., GISP
NYS GIS Association
NYS GIS Association 2022 Election
President-Elect (vote for 1)
DAWN MCCALL, GISP
Dawn F. McCall, GISP has been a Geographic Information Systems Professional for over 25 years. She currently is the Director of GIS Services at Control Point Associates, Inc and supports GIS needs throughout the entire corporate footprint from Maine to Virginia. She has extensive knowledge in GIS and Land Records with experience in project management, database management, and systems integration. Dawn has over 13 years dedicated to facilities and land-related issues relating to GIS integration. Dawn is actively involved in many GIS and Surveying professional organizations including the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (MAC URISA), the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), and the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors (NJSPLS). Dawn spent 20 years on the board of MAC URISA holding many positions from Trustee to President.
Board of Directors Seat 1 (vote for 1)
Greg Andersen hails from Connecticut and was introduced to mapping as part of his geology degree at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He went on to earn a GIS Certificate from Central Connecticut State University. He then provided GIS services to several Connecticut state agencies and the USDA, until joining the New York State GIS Program Office (GPO) in 2014. As part of the GPO, he has primarily worked in the Street and Address Maintenance (SAM) Program. In addition, he has supported the Office of Emergency Management with maps and data, doing mapping and data analysis for the executive chamber, creating maps and graphics for press conferences, and providing scripting support to other state agencies and other groups in the GPO. Through his work in the SAM Program, he has collaborated with professionals across the country and local governments to improve the statewide street and address datasets, as well as assist the county and local users of our web application. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, paddleboarding, nature, singing, and spending time with friends and family. Greg intends to contribute to the Association by encouraging collaboration and communication in GIS throughout the state as well as empowering the statewide GIS community to be as tech-savvy as possible. He believes that putting both of these goals together will strengthen GIS across New York, and allow us to deliver ever better data and services to our citizens, customers, and other stakeholders.
Board of Directors Seat 2 (vote for 1)
Heather Ferrero, Deputy Planning Director for Livingston County, has been involved with local land use and GIS in Livingston County for 23 years. An avid mapping enthusiast, she earned Bachelors’s and Masters of Arts degrees in Geography at SUNY Geneseo and Miami University of Ohio, respectively. Heather has shepherded Livingston County GIS through many transitions: from Atlas for DOS, Atlas for Windows, Arcview, and ArcMap, to online mapping and Enterprise GIS. She has made a goal of her career to put GIS tools into the hands of the public and to make geographic information accessible. She is currently the Secretary for GIS/SIG, an educational user’s group that provides a professional GIS forum in the Rochester – Genesee Finger Lakes region. She prides herself on knowing that the State’s DOQQ flyovers for her county happen in April, and she cleans up her yard accordingly.