Seeking Nominations for NYS GIS Association Board and President-Elect Positions

The NYS GIS Association is looking for member nominations and candidates for soon to be vacated Board of Directors and President-Elect positions. The Association relies on the committed volunteer efforts and leadership from its membership to be successful and will look to fill two open Board of Directors positions this fall. Directors serve for two years and are eligible to run for a second term if they desire. So if you’ve ever wanted to give back, now is a great time to contribute as our membership grows. Prior Board Directors are eligible to run again if it has been two years since their last term ended.

Additionally, the Board will be looking for a new President-Elect as the current one transitions into the role of President. President-Elects serve a three-year term as President-Elect, President, and Past-President with evolving responsibility over that term.

If you think these positions might be right for you, please reach out to the Nominating Committee Chair, Rick Reichert, through email with any questions at: info@nysgis.net. Letters of intent, biographies, resumes and other relevant materials should also be submitted through the above email. All nominations should be submitted by August 31st, 2018.

You must be a member in good standing to run for any of the Board positions so please verify or renew your membership here. The membership year runs from July 1 to June 30. Election results will be announced during the 2018 GeoSpatial Summit at the Annual Meeting September 25th, 2018. The Summit will take place at the Welch Allyn Lodge in Skaneateles, NY.

Seeking Nominations for Geospatial Advisory Council

Additionally, the Association is seeking recommendations and nominations on behalf of the NYS Geospatial Advisory Council (GAC). The GAC is a separate organization that works with the NYS ITS GIS Program Office to coordinate, promote, and facilitate the effective development, use, and sharing of geographic information.

The Council meets quarterly in Albany, NY or via teleconference, with members serving three-year terms. The 21 member Council relies on volunteers from local government, academia, non-profits, and private industry in addition to State and Federal representation.

More information will be provided on what sectors have vacancies as it becomes available. Questions can be directed to Rick Reichert at info@nysgis.net or GAC Council Chair Ross Baldwin at rbaldwin@southhamptontownny.gov.