President's Message 2020

President's Message 2020

Jonathan Garner

Jonathan Garner, President NYS GIS Association, 2020

Dear All Association Members,

I’m deeply honored and thrilled to serve as the President of the NYS GIS Association. I have been a long-time Member and believe strongly in our mission and outreach to the collective Membership whom we serve. Over the course of my term, I hope to bring about healthy changes and help us to adapt to the ever-growing GIS technological landscape!

Being new to this Board, I am grateful to work alongside and gain perspective from our Past-President, Rick Reichert, as we together, with the commitment from the Board members, continue to pursue an agenda to support content and growth within the Membership.

As always, I would encourage all members to become involved with the Association as even a small-time commitment can have lasting impact! Through your efforts, the Association becomes a more impactful resource to us all, our communities, and our profession.

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

  • Providing support to our Regional GIS groups and strengthen partnerships with other non-profit Associations
  • Pursuing professional development opportunities including specialized training credits (micro-credentialing)
  •  Increasing support for Committees
  • Growing membership numbers and participation
  • Support of a new, fresh Association website

I welcome feedback and ideas from our membership. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me personally. I can be reached by using the Contact Us page.

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

Jonathan Garner
President, NYS GIS Association