URISA Digest
August 21, 2012 
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At the close of GIS-Pro 2012 in Portland, the following individuals will conclude their three-year terms on the URISA Board of Directors:  


    Cy Smith, GISP (Immediate Past President) - State of Oregon
    Carl Anderson, GISP - Spatial Focus, Inc., Sarasota, FL
    David DiBiase, GISP, CMS - Esri, Redlands, CA
    Twyla McDermott, GISP - City of Charlotte, NC


They've been inspirational and a pleasure to work with and we know they will continue to be involved with URISA and the community for years to come. Thank you!  


Greg Babinski will become Immediate Past-President at that time and Al Butler will begin his one-year term as URISA President. 


And Welcome ...  

Four new individuals will join the Board at that time. Allen Ibaugh, CEO of Data Transfer Solutions in Orlando, will become President-Elect of the association. Three new directors were elected by the URISA membership to serve a three-year term on the URISA Board, also beginning in October:

Douglas M. Adams, GISP, ITIL - Baltimore County, Maryland
Danielle Ayan, GISP - Georgia Tech Research Institute - Atlanta, Georgia
Claudia Paskauskas, GISP - East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Altamonte Springs, Florida

Looking forward to working with all of you! Thanks to all of the URISA members who took the time to vote in the election!


Wendy Nelson
Executive Director, URISA


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