Your Monthly URISA News & Updates
URISA Election Reminder - July 30 Deadline

URISA Members received their personalized voting instructions via email at the end of June and a reminder was sent to those who had not yet voted on July 17. The deadline for URISA members to cast their votes is July 30. This year's slate follows:

For President-Elect: 
  • Kevin Mickey, GISP, Director Professional Development and Geospatial Technologies Education, The Polis Center-IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana

For Board of Directors (to fill 3 positions):
  • Thomas Fisher, AICP, GISP, GIS Applications Administrator, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Joshua Greenberg, GISP, PhD, Senior GIS/RS Analyst, Skagit County GIS, Mount Vernon, Washington
  • Alex Hepp, Director, Assessment, CycloMedia Technology, Inc., Manahawkin, New Jersey
  • Susan Kamei, Managing Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, California
  • Melisa Caric Lee, GISP, President, Compass Rose GIS, San Diego , California
  • John Nolte, GISP, GIS Manager, Denver Water, Denver, Colorado
To help members decide for whom to vote, each candidate provided a profile of their professional experience and a statement about their ideas for URISA's future. Thanks in advance to all of these leaders and to all members who have or will take the time to vote!
URISA Vanguard Cabinet News: GIS-Pro 2019 Activities and Mentoring

They've been busy organizing local meet-ups, presenting at regional conferences, and volunteering on URISA committees and task forces. 

Check out what they have planned for GIS-Pro 2019 in New Orleans here
Mentors Invited
Sign up to become a mentor and provide valuable advice and insight to the next generation of GIS leaders. Mentors are needed for technical and professional skills and both short and long-term opportunities. 

Great GIS Leadership Academy in Raleigh last month!
Next Up: Toronto and Phoenix 

Hotel reservation deadline July 22 - Seats are limited!
We are so thrilled to announce that  Barry Wellar, C.M., GISP  will provide the closing remarks at the GIS Leadership Academy (GLA) in Toronto! 

For registration and venue information, click here

Continuing Education: 
Of course attendance at the GLA provides ample Education Credits for GISP Certification and Renewal. 
It also was approved for a whopping 37 AICP Certification Maintenance Credits!
Workshop and Presentation Proposals Invited for #GISValTech2020 

URISA  and the International Association of Assessing Officers  (IAAO) are pleased to announce the 2020 GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Formerly known as GIS/CAMA, the event has been re-branded to take into account the abundance of technologies that, when integrated with GIS, make valuation and assessment more accurate, efficient and applicable for jurisdictions of all sizes.  

Workshop and presentation proposals are now invited! 
Please check out the suggested topics and submission details here
Final Touches Being Put on the 2019 URISA Caribbean GIS Conference Program 

Start making your plans!
Have you taken the GIS Service Pledge? 
GISCorps logo

In partnership with Esri, GISCorps launched a program called the "GIS Service Pledge". Esri has committed to donating personal use licenses of its ArcGIS software for each GISCorps volunteer who takes a "GIS Service Pledge" to volunteer for a good cause.

URISA's GISCorps volunteers can leverage this software donation to support any topic or organization they are passionate about that meets GISCorps' mission and its policies, whether local or abroad. Examples could include supporting a local food bank, land trust, or animal shelter. For details, click here
Thanks  ...

It was great catching up with so many URISA members and friends at the Esri UC in San Diego.  

Huge thank you to current Vanguard Cabinet members Christina Brunsvold, Rachel Rodriguez and Caitlyn McNabb; former Vanguard members Ashley Hitt and Wendy Peloquin; and URISA veterans Glenn O'Grady and Kevin Mickey for assisting at the very busy URISA booth!
2019 Event Calendar

Have you had a chance to check out the online event calendar for all of the regional and URISA chapter events taking place? 

Check out all of the upcoming events  here
Clearance Price on The GIS Management Handbook

MGMT Handbook
URISA is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the  second edition of The GIS Management Handbook. This is a major revision of the 2009 book by author Peter Croswell. Planned for release in early September, the book has greatly expanded and updated content and comes with a valuable set of supplemental digital materials. It is a valuable resource and tool for practitioners in all types of organizations and is suitable for use in upper level college and university courses. 

Read the overview of the 2nd edition and learn more during GIS-Pro 2019 in New Orleans where Pete is teaching the always-popular GIS Program Management full-day workshop.

Grab a copy for your office library. We need to make room!   

Regular Price: $110 
Clearance price $25 plus shipping and handling 

GIS Certification News

GISCI recently released a revised blueprint for the Geospatial Core Technical Knowledge Exam ® for the GISP certification.   

The next exam will be offered December 7-14, 2019. It and subsequent exams will be based on the revised blueprint.

(Take the full-day workshop at GIS-Pro 2019 to get prepared!)

URISA Logo Apparel

Long sleeve, short sleeve, cardigans, and pullover fleece, check out the URISA Logo Store! 

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